See the "Christmas Midnight Mass" page for the schedule of practices, list of songs, and recordings!
After three years without a choir, we are excited to welcome back any interested singers and musicians to join our choir for Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will be on Thursdays beginning March 16, at 7:00pm. Click here for more information.
Dear OLS Choir Members,
I wanted to inform you all that the Mayor has officially lifted the restriction on the closure of churches, so Our Lady of Sorrows is working diligently to once again begin the process of reopening our church for public worship. However, there will undoubtedly be several adjustments to continue to mitigate the pandemic including limiting the number of parishioners that will be able to be at Mass at the same time.
Due to the close proximity of choir members next to each other in the choir area, when we do begin opening our church for Mass again, we will NOT be having our choirs continue in their role as the music ministry. Choir practices are also indefinitely suspended. I do encourage you all, though, to sing your hearts out from the pews.
Instead of our choirs leading the music, I intend to establish a cantor (soloist) ministry for each Mass. There may be a possibility of increasing the number of weekend Masses at Our Lady of Sorrows to accommodate the average number of parishioners we have every weekend while implementing social distancing protocols, so it will be helpful to have others lead the music at some of the weekend liturgies.
If you are willing to serve as a cantor, please let me know so I can begin to form a roster and schedule.
We continue to thank you for your prayers and support of Our Lady of Sorrows during these most challenging times. I pray you and your families have remained safe and well during the pandemic, and I most certainly look forward to worshiping and singing with you all in person once again.
Dear OLS Choir Members,
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, all choir practices and Masses at OLS are canceled and suspended through the end of May. Please help to inform other parishioners as well.
Please take all precautions as it relates to sanitation and health to protect yourself from the spread of this potentially deadly virus. The cancellation includes weekend Masses, daily Masses, and any other liturgies, meetings or gatherings on church property.
Please continue to pray for the day that we will once again be able to pray and worship together in person. See our parish website (www.olswahiawa.org) for updates on live streams of our Sunday Mass.
SCHEDULES AND MASS PLANS UPDATED
Check out the Calendar/Schedules page for updated information regarding the choir schedule and Mass plans.
Dear OLS Choir Members:
As we near the end of this year, there are several celebrations that you are invited to participate in. Please read the following for more details.
ALL SOULS' DAY
The Commemoration of All the Faith Departed, also known as All Souls' Day, will be celebrated with a Mass on Saturday, November 2, at 8:00 AM. Please join in singing for this special Mass as remember all our loved ones who have passed away. In a special way, we remember those who served in our music ministry and now join the choirs in heaven. No rehearsal for this Mass.
This year, our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass is on Thursday, November 21, at 9:00 AM. Join us as together we give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed on us. Rehearsal will be on Sunday, November 24 at 2:30pm.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation. Please join us in singing for this special Mass on Monday, December 9, at 7:00 PM. No rehearsal for this Mass.
Join in singing for our Christmas Day Mass on Wednesday, December 25, at 8:00 AM. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday, December 11, at 7:00-8:00pm and Sunday, December 22, at 2:30-3:30pm.
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (NEW YEAR'S DAY)
We begin the New Year with the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, celebrating Mass on Wednesday, January 1, at 9:00 AM. Please join us in singing for this special liturgy. No rehearsal for this Mass.
We hope you are able to join us for these very special Masses! As always, thank you for your time and commitment to our OLS Music Ministry.
To all OLS Music Ministry members:
We are quickly approaching the end of 2018, and as we do, I ask you to please join us in helping to celebrate the various feasts and holidays coming up.
Mass: Saturday, December 8, at 8:00 AM
MISA DE GALLO
Mass: Sunday, December 16 & 23, at 5:00 AM
Mass: Tuesday, December 25, at 8:00 AM
The OLS Music Ministry website was down for a couple weeks as our web servers were being transferred from one company to another. We are finally back up and running again! Mahalo for your patience.
Aloha OLS Choir Members:
In a couple weeks, we will soon enter into the sacred season of Lent. Please note the following rehearsals:
ASH WEDNESDAY (Mass on Wednesday, February 14, at 7:00 PM)
See our website for more details, visit the Combined Choir page. Mahalo!