St. Mary Parishioners Perform Amazing Grace

From our Music Director, Arthur Rishi:

I am pleased to post the video of our parish singing “Amazing Grace” together.  It captures a special, if bittersweet, moment in our parish.  It is so heartwarming to see so many people making music at home and sharing their talents with fellow parishioners, while we all long for the day when we can sing and worship together in person.

I want to give a special word of thanks to Maja Tremiszewska for creating the piano track that we all used to stay together musically as we recorded our separate videos.  Although you don’t see her in the video, she is the glue that is holding everyone’s contributions together.  Thank you also to my wife, Kimberly Rishi, who came up with the idea for the project, and who gave me incredibly helpful advice and support during the (lengthy) editing process.

You will notice that the video ends with a snippet of the choir singing "Amazing Grace" at Mass last year.  Choir member Stanley LaCroix, who happened to take this video with his phone, is just visible on one side of the shot holding his choir book with the lovely stained glass of the choir loft behind him.  I long to be there with all of you soon.

"‘tis Grace has brought us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home…."