By Erin Newton
14 years old; also, a member of the parish’s Communications Ministry
I am a member of Our Lady of Fatima’s youth choir, the Fatima Melody Makers. Our mission is to serve God and our community in everything we do through singing; to praise and worship God with all our hearts, our minds and souls.
We offer up our voices and our instrumental talents to enhance your experience of the liturgy of the Mass, to create a better atmosphere for celebrating this most holy sacrament.
We are both humbled and honoured to have this privilege. We practise tirelessly every week after school/work, perfecting and synchronising our talents so that you may have a truly melodious experience of the Mass. We want to help you connect to Jesus through music. This is a labour of love to which we have all committed.
The Fatima Melody Makers sing every third Saturday and Sunday of the month for Youth Mass, at weddings, funerals, and special events. The songs range from liturgical, meditative, reflective, to praise & worship, Christmas carols and even contemporary Christian songs.
The choir is really one, big, happy, fun family. Everyone loves, cares for, and is always concerned for the other. We spent time bonding, getting to know each other through chats, sharing and socials. I especially love the birthday and Christmas celebrations and numerous get-togethers we enjoy. It really makes me feel like I belong to more than just a choir. I believe that I am making lifelong friendships.
Being a part of the Fatima Melody Makers has enhanced my spiritual experience through selfless service, dedication and awareness of how a little talent such as music/singing can have a huge impact on other people’s lives.
The members of the choir shared some of their fondest memories: