Posts by Adam Trudel

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The Most Holy Trinity

by Adam Trudel

“All hail, adored Trinity! all hail, eternal Unity! O God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, ever One.”   This hymn, which is sung to the same tune as “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”, is sung at most parishes across the country on Trinity Sunday. This feast day, which falls […]

Easter 2015

by Adam Trudel

He is Risen! Alleluia!   This common saying is so important, where Jesus confirmed that He is the Son of God, and took on Death as a propitiation for our sins. Easter is such an explosive and happy time for the Church where we are reminded of who we are in the Beloved, and that […]

Parish Mission 2014

by Adam Trudel

This past week, March 10th, 11th, and 12, Resurrection Parish combined with St. Pauls for a Parish Mission. The event was led by Father William Brown, from the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. Also in attendance was Father Kenneth Quinn, Pastor of Resurrection, Father Tom Nestor, Pastor of St. Pauls, and Deacon Joe, also from […]

LifeTeen Musicians Retreat 2013

by Adam Trudel

LifeTeen Fearless Retreat 2013   Music Ministry is always evolving and changing. I wish I could find the book on how to have the perfect ministry, but perhaps such a would be irrelevant in a short amount of time. So, as music ministers, we continue to learn and adapt as all living things do. This […]

Why Can’t We Just Sing Fun Songs?

by Adam Trudel

***JUST A SIDE NOTE! What’s written here is my very personal opinion. I understand there are varying schools of thought on this and I am open to discussion. I don’t intend to offend anyone or sound preachy. Enjoy!*** “Why Cant We Just Sing the Fun Songs?” Like Clockwork. This is a question I receive 1-2 […]

Holy Week Wrap-Up

by Adam Trudel

For a Music Director, Lent, and especially Holy Week can be much like the quote from A Tale of Two Cities, “The best of times, the worst of times”. It is a time where we really effort to draw nigh to God, so he can draw night to us. We experience a spiritual renewal and […]

Importance of Youth in The Church

by Adam Trudel

As I ride the bus back from SnowCamps (middle school retreat) I am reminded of the many times growing up hearing that I was the “Future” of the Church. One thing I’ve come to realize working in youth ministry is that the youth are an active presence in Our Church! Young people yearn for the […]

We Are One Body

by Adam Trudel

We are one body. This is a phrase we hear in church all the time. We may even know Pauls defining scripture from Corinthians by heart. The idea is that the church is many members but one. One in heart, mind, and spirit with a will and desire to serve the Lord. I am especially fond […]

Changes in Christianity/Music

by Adam Trudel

Music is always changing. In many ways it is like an organism: it grows, it is influential, it changes and discovers many new things, and it adapts. However, music itself doesn’t feel, we do! God has given within each of us an intuitive musical capacity (some more than others), and it is important that, just […]

Music in the Spiritual Life

by Adam Trudel

As someone who is surrounded by music, whether composing, playing, or directing, I am often seeing areas where the musical life parallels the spiritual life. Now, for most of us, we could look to music that praises and worships God. It is important, both within mass and outside of mass to use this God-given music […]