“Thirunama kirthanam paduvanallekil (If it is not to praise your name)
Navenikkenthinu natha (Lord, why should I have my tongue)
Apadhanameppozhum alapichillekil (If I do not chant of your generous heart)
Adharangalen thinu natha ee jivithamenthinu nadha (Lord, why should I have my lips and even my life)
This beautiful lyric of this song once again reminds us that it is our obligation to praise and thank God for his steadfast love and protection.
The Psalmist says “O Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” Psalm 98:1
From the very beginning of the Church music has been one of the inevitable mean to praise God in the divine worship, because it is a language of the heart.
The Psalmist says “O sing to the Lord, bless his name, tell of his salvation from day to day” Pslams96:1-3 God does not need our Praise, yet it is our duty that we should praise him.
As parishioners of Saints Joseph and Claret Church, whenever we come to the Church we listen to that call of God saying “Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary, Praise the mighty firmament” Psalm 150:1, we feel that everything which is within us is praising God.
We thank and praise God for blessing our parish with a beautiful Choir. Our Choir helps us to join with that heavenly worship where the angels and saints praise God.
We are also witnessing, in each Holy Qurbana, that vision of Isaiah where, angels praise God saying “Holy, holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory” Isaiah 6:3. Our choir is helping us to experience that vision of heaven.
The uniqueness of our church choir is that the entire assembly of the faithful joins together with the heavenly choir and worship Jesus. We have one main choir and we also have other choir groups led by the various Pious activates: Altar boys, Catechism and all the twelve wards of our Parish also have their own individual Choir.
The only aim of our Choir is to Praise JESUS for his stead fast love. We always recall the words of Jesus saying “I tell you if there were silent, the stones would shout out” Luke 19:39