Music and Lyrics
by Xandro Castañeda
(As published in the July 31 issue of the Parish Bulletin)
Our Music Ministry is tasked with providing music for our Sunday and weekday masses and for major feasts such as last year’s Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception to the recently concluded Fiesta 2016. To make masses more meaningful, we strive to choose liturgically-relevant songs that fit the season (e.g. Lent, Easter), and we have started a music catalog and digital archive to facilitate this endeavor, which we plan to eventually expand to selecting songs for weddings and other church-based events.
As of today (and as way of re-introducing ourselves to the Parish family), here are the current song leaders, accompanists, and choir representatives from A to Z: Babing Abella (1st Sunday, 12pm); April Agregado, Four B’Sparks (3rd Sunday, North Forbes); Mary-Ann Baclao (1st and 5th Saturdays, 4:30pm; 2nd Sunday, North Forbes); Lita Banson (3rd Sunday, 9am; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:45am); Cielo Buan (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:45am); the CCD choir (3rd Sunday, 10:30am); Cathy Cantada-Dizon, Dasma Youth Choir (Saturdays, 6pm, DVA); Maribel Cantada (2nd Sunday, North Forbes; 5th Sunday, 4:30pm); Meldy Capulong (Sundays, 7:4am; various weekday masses); Lulu and Xandro Castañeda (1st and 5th Saturdays, 4:30pm); Liza Chan-Parpan and Mike Chan (4th and 5th Sundays, North Forbes); Christian Del Los Reyes; Lester Delgado, Tig-Awit (Sundays, 6:30am) and Vocalismo Choral Group (2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays, 9am); Jerry Fullido (various masses), Urdaneta (Sundays, 7pm) and Pacific Plaza (Saturdays, 5pm); Antonio Go, Psalm 47 Male Chorale (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays, 10:30am); Kian Gonzaga, Eastern Chamber Singers (3rd Saturdays, 4:30pm) and Koro Ilustrado (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 4:30pm); Amelita Guevara, Coro de San Antonio (Sundays, 6pm); Pin Guingona, Inday Mallari and kids (1st Sunday, North Forbes); Sam Gutierrez, Coro Ecclesiastico (3rd Sunday, 12pm); Andy Huang, VOSA (Saturdays, 6pm); Andro Lesaca (4th Sunday, 10:30am; 5th Sunday, 12pm); Edmund Lim (1st Friday, 6pm); Minguita Lopez (Sundays, 7:45am); Jet Pampolina (2nd Sunday, 4:30pm); Marie Puyat (2nd and 4th Sundays, 12pm); Robbie Santos (3rd Sunday, 4:30pm); Benny Soliven (4th Sunday, 4:30pm); Erick Sta. Maria (2nd and 4th Sundays, 4:30pm); Uwa Tambunting (3rd Sunday, 9am); the Youth Choir (Antioch and Luke 18; Thursdays, 6pm); and Milette Zamora (1st Sunday, 10:30am; 2nd Sunday, 9am).
We are truly blessed to have such a large collection of motivated individuals and groups sharing their talent with us, and of all the ministries here, the Music Ministry would most likely be the largest if one were to consider every single member, including those from the choirs. However, as not all our weekday masses are covered, we are always open to anyone interested in wholeheartedly volunteering their time and service to the Parish. Please contact the Parish office for any inquires. We look forward to hearing from you.