Thursday, November 15, 2007

AUF WIEDERSEHEN, HEILEGE GEIST

At this time, I am no longer the music director at Holy Ghost Church. I was let go this morning. I don't completely blame the pastor. I do, however, feel that he's acting upon great pressure from a good amount of parishioners who have nothing better to do than desire to have my arse on a silver platter no matter what I do. I do thank the many who have also supported me over the three years I faithfully served there.

Blogging will be light, and podcasting late, but not for that reason. My computer is being examined by the good ole "Geek Squad" at Best Buy. So, once that's back, things will be regular again, I hope.

In the meantime, I am still doing the Extraordinary Form of the Mass at St. Leo's this Sunday. I'll also be working freelance - any funerals I can get where an organist and/or cantor is unavailable elsewhere.

Please pray for me. Also please rest assured I don't give up that easily, especially when it's a job that is really a labor of love. My job is not done - just at Holy Ghost.

Peace,
BMP

UPDATE 11:00 PM EST 11/15/07: I have my first lead already. I got a return call from a pastor of a Roman Catholic parish in Washington County, RI. In case any locals are reading I'm going to hold off on revealing that lead until something is affirmative. I'm going to one of the Masses this Sunday to check things out, then very likely hand deliver my resume to the pastor. I also have resumes sent out to a parish in Norfolk County, MA, and one in South Carolina. Thanks much for the encouragement already received in the combox. -BMP

10 comments:

frival said...

That is very sad to hear, BMP. You'll be in our prayers up here in Cow Hamphsah!

RC said...

What a loss for the parish! What can the pastor have been thinking? I doubt he's going to have an easy time finding someone else who understands the Church's wishes for sacred music. Alas, most pastors don't understand it themselves.

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Wish I had a job to offer you out here in Zion.

Aristotle said...

Prayers up from here...

Domini Sumus said...

That's a tough one. I hope you are able to line something else up quickly,

Lyn F. said...

So sorry to hear that, Brian. Prayers sent your way ... hopefully you'll be able to find something quickly ...

Theocoid said...

We have an opening for a director of music here at St, John's Cathedral in Boise, ID. The rector wants someone who truly understands the role of music in the liturgy.

Brian Michael Page said...

Thanks for the lead Theocoid. However, the two drawbacks against me looking into the Boise cathedral are
1) they want contemporary as part of their repertoire - if it's the stuff I think it is, I just can't sell what I don't believe in;
2) one of the responsibilities would be the Spanish Mass - I don't know Spanish at all.

Thanks anyways.
BMP

frival said...

BMP, if you know Latin you're about 90% of the way to Spanish. Take it from a guy who is going in the opposite direction.

Ryan said...

Just read this now, so Sorry Brian. The Parish lost a great musician. I know you'll find new work soon, you'll be in my prayers.
-Ryan (RPINet)