Ministry of Collaborative Music

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Mass Music Update: August 2019

CI Mass Music Update: August 2019

This fall we will be incorporating a rotating schedule of music selections each month with songs that repeat weekly as well as songs that alternate throughout the month. Our hope as a collaborative is to be a family centered on Christ worshiping God as fully as we can. This model of music planning will incorporate familiar favorites and newer songs into a balance that promotes our fullest participation in worshiping together. I wish to invite all of us to open our hearts to be filled with the Spirit as we seek to expand our worship together each Sunday. We will be posting the song listings and a playlist of song recordings each month on our website at to help us grow with these songs in and outside of Mass.

Meditation Music: The sacrifice of the Eucharist is such an amazing sacrament with which we partake each week that we want to offer music specifically focused on allowing us to deepen our prayer with the Eucharist during Mass. Beginning in September, all of our Masses will begin using a Meditation Song to take place after Communion. These songs will be inherently repetitive and simple so that we are able to pray with these songs easily and as one family.

Stay Tuned!

Coming later this Fall, we will be piloting a brand new opportunity for any person who has ever wanted to try singing with a choir! Look for this announcement later this Fall!

David Wanner


Director of Collaborative Music

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Susan Frontera

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Music Lead

Laura Pawlyk

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Music Lead

Jay Pawlyk

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Music Lead

Mission for the Ministry

The Ministry of Collaborative Music is an integral part of worship. The music we prepare is our offering that we bring to God's table in the Mass and in service of the Liturgy. We seek to proclaim God's word in song, to sing His praises, to worship with our voices and to encourage the congregation to do the same. We sing from the depths of our hearts with conviction in the hope that others will feel God's presence and love through music. 

Join the Mission!

As diverse as our faith journeys are as we walk with God, so too is the diversity of music we offer each weekend. The Mass is a beautiful gift from God to be able to live out our faith tradition as the Body of Christ. You will find a diverse collection of music at each Mass, and you are welcome to join the ministry to serve this music to the parishioners of The Christ Initiative. Below are the list of Masses that we offer and the distinct style of music offered at each Mass:

November Mass Music at The Christ Initiative

Each weekend, we offer a diverse array of music styles to best elevate our family worship of Christ. Please help yourself to our Music Plans, listen to the songs on our Spotify playlist, and join us each weekend for Christ-centered prayer and devotion in the sacrifice of the Mass!


4:00pm Mass @ St. Agnes

Traditional/Contemporary Songs with David Wanner, DCM

Music Plan:

  • “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” (HYFRYDOL)
  • “The King of Kings, Christ Jesus Reigns” (ICH GLAUB AN GOTT)
  • “Blessings on the King” (T. Manion)
  • “Jesus Christ is Lord” (K. Canedo)
  • “Christ the Lord” (S. Hart & R. Feduccia)
  • “Sing of the Lord’s Goodness” (E. Sands)
  • “To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King” (ICH GLAUB AN GOTT)

5:30pm Mass @ St. Rose of Lima

Praise & Worship Music with the Worship Band

Music Plan:

  • “Mighty King” (Hillsong)
  • “Blessings on the King” (T. Manion)
  • “King of My Heart” (Bethel Music)
  • “Draw Me Close” (K. Carpenter)
  • “Shout to the Lord” (D. Zschech)
  • “He is Exalted” (T. Paris)


8:30am Mass @ St. Rose of Lima

Traditional Songs/Hymns with the Traditional Choir

Music Plan:

  • “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” (HYFRYDOL)
  • “Rejoice, the Lord is King” (DARWAL’S 148th)
  • “Be Thou My Vision” (SLANE)
  • “Here at This Table” (J. Whitaker)
  • “Shepherd Me, O God” (M. Haugen)
  • “The Cry of the Poor” (J. Foley)
  • “I Am the Living Bread” (D. Haas)
  • “Only This I Want” (D. Schutte)
  • “The King of Kings, Christ Jesus Reigns” (ICH GLAUB AN GOTT)

10:00am Mass @ St. Agnes

Traditional Songs/Praise & Worship Music with the Worship Choir

Music Plan:

  • “For Your Glory” (Elevation Worship)
  • “Crown Him (Majesty)” (C. Tomlin/D.Wanner)
  • “Before the Throne of God Above” (Sovereign Worship)
  • “Jesus Christ is Lord” (K. Canedo)
  • “Sing a New Song” (D. Schutte)

11:30am Mass @ St. Rose of Lima

Contemporary Songs with Jay Pawlyk, Music Lead

Music Plan:

  • “Christ is Enough” (Hillsong)
  • “Crown Him (Majesty)” (C. Tomlin)
  • “Your Kingdom is Glorious” (J. Francois)
  • “What a Beautiful Name” (Hillsong)
  • “Blessed Be Your Name” (M. Redman)

6:00pm Mass @ St. Rose of Lima

Contemporary Praise & Worship Music with the Praise Band

Music Plan:

  • “Yours is the Kingdom” (Hillsong)
  • “Above All” (P. Baloche)
  • “Your Kingdom is Glorious” (J. Francois)
  • “At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” (C. Tomlin)
  • “At the Sound” (I. Ndolo)

Mass Setting

At the Christ Initiative, we currently use Curtis Stephan’s Mass of Renewal for the sung acclamations during the Mass. These include: 

  • Glory to God
  • Alleluia
  • Holy
  • We Proclaim Your Death (Memorial Acclamation A)
  • Amen
  • Lamb of God

AV Angels

Any high school students seeking opportunities in Audio & Visual experience are invited to become part of the new AV Angels ministry. This ministry's first goal will be to minister the AV needs for the Mass projections at St. Rose of Lima. All interested persons please contact David at to sign up. 

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