Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:58
St. Patrick’s featuring performers from throughout the diocese
By Molly Martin
St. Patrick Parish in Chanute is commemorating the Year of Faith by hosting a series of music concerts throughout the year. The Year of Faith, which began Oct. 11, marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council.
Sherri Watson, music minister at the parish, said, “The Holy Father proclaimed this Year of Faith to be ‘...a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time.’”
The pastor, Father Bernie Gorges, and Sallie Knapp, music director for the parish, felt that because the parish and community had a wealth of talent and love of music, the music series would be an ideal way to “proclaim Him with joy” and bring our entire community together in praise.”