Evolution in liturgical music and song at St. Augustine’s
In recent years there has been an evolution in liturgical music and song at St. Augustine’s church. We have moved from the more classical “performance” model in the organ gallery to a more participative style of singing in tune with contemporary liturgical guidelines. Traditional devotional hymns still find an echo in the memories of the older members of our congregations.
A full time musical director leads the people at two Masses each day, and on Sunday. A Saturday Group leads the congregation with healing music and song at the weekly Mass for the Sick. Efforts are being made to integrate the new immigrants into our liturgies with some concessions to their musical rhythms:
Since 2005, St. Augustine’s church has hosted the Limerick Choral Festival exclusively dedicated to church music and extended to choirs nationwide! Each year includes paraliturgies devoted to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives through suicide, through sudden and violent deaths, mothers and parents bereaved through miscarriage or stillbirth.
Local and touring choirs regularly use the church for concerts of sacred music.
Practicing - a full time musical director leads the people at two Masses each day, and on Sunday