Venue: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Type of Event: Easter Vigil Mass
My Role: I was a cantor and section leader for the choir. The Easter Vigil Mass is probably one of, if not the, longest liturgy in the Novus Ordo (modern rite) lasting approximately 2.5-3 hours. There is a lot of singing from the Exultet, hymns, at least three or four psalms, acclamations, Mass parts, and the special rites of the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation which have their own songs. It is truly a beautiful liturgy to experience.
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Type of Event: Women's Healing Retreat
My Role: I was one of vocalists as part of the Praise and Worship Team. We led the women in praise and worship songs during the retreat and during adoration. They always comment how much they love the music and that they wish there was more opportunity in the day's schedule for more music.