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The Bicentennial Task Force held a competition in the spring of 2019 to compose a hymn that would be used for liturgical settings in all parishes, schools, and campus ministries in the diocese to celebrate the bicentennial. The winning hymn, We Shine Like Stars in the World, can be performed with a full ensemble or simply with piano and a choir.
The musical score for both singers and instrumentalists, along with assembly parts for worship aids and necessary permissions, is available for download on the Office of Worship website at http://www.cdrworship.org/bicentennialhymn.
Watch the video below for a message from Father Sean Prince, Director of the Office of Worship, who shares information about the hymn competition and listen to the bicentennial hymn We Shine Like Stars in the World performed live at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke, VA with a piano and simple choir.
Watch the video below to listen to the bicentennial hymn, We Shine Like Stars in the World, performed live at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke, VA with a full ensemble.
Communion and Mission
“Shine like stars in the world, as you hold fast to the word of life” (Phil 2:15–16).
This text, which is the bicentennial motto, illuminates the two vital forces at work in each local Church (diocese): communion and mission. Communion refers to the bonds of fellowship that unite members of the Church to God and to one another. Mission designates the purpose of the Church, which is to proclaim the Good News of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ to all people. Communion keeps the Church intact; mission enables the Church to grow.