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Music Ministry

"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." ~ Martin Luther

The music ministry looks quite different during the pandemic and has had to adapt the way it interacts with our parishioners. Our choirs are on hold and the congregation is unable to sing. Our cantors have moved to the choir loft, allowing for proper social distancing from parishioners. To keep a musical connection with the parish Gordon, our Music Director, has been producing weekly videos to help inspire and uplift us. These videos can be found on our parish YouTube channel, under the Music Ministry playlist here

Music Ministry's COVID-19 Team

Gordon Mansell. 3.jpgGordon Mansell ~ Music Director ~ Organist ~ Joined parish: 2008

"I know that when I play at Mass, it is a time when I may have the opportunity to encourage and make spiritual connections in moments of sadness, in joy and in prayer. I look forward to the time when the pandemic will be just a bad memory and the church can once again proclaim through song its joy in faith." ~ Gordon

Emily2.jpgEmily Canning ~ Cantor ~ 11am & 12:30pm Sunday Masses ~ Joined parish: 2016

"I have always cherished a passion for music, it is an honour to contribute to the music ministry at OLS. I have the privilege to experience firsthand the incredible power of sacred music which inspires, heals, and expresses emotions which can't be put into words." ~ Emily 

Shawn at Sorrows.jpegShawn Scanlan ~ Cantor  ~ 8am & 9:30am Sunday Masses ~ Joined parish: 1986            

"I continue to be humbled and amazed at the Lord's kindness in seeing me counted among a small handful chosen to help this wonderful parish praise Him through the miracle of music. I long for the day when I can again look at the beautiful faces of my fellow parishioners, and enthusiastically encourage them to once again join me in praising God in joyful song!" ~ Shawn

910698B9-B5A1-441D-8C93-6AF300717297 (002).jpegCharity Chan ~ Cantor  ~ 5:15pm Saturday Mass ~ Joined parish: 2015                           

"I am happy to be singing again at church amidst the pandemic. Being a cantor gives me great pride as I sing, I lift my voice and everyone's prayers to the highest heavens!" ~ Charity

Capture.JPGOrgan ~ Opus 2805 ~ Installed: 1965 Capture3.JPG