Friday greetings to all from Chicago, where it reached 102 degrees yesterday. Today's forecast is for 103. Seems there are people who are just riding the trains to keep cool. Lots of folks just sleeping away on Chicago's "El" this morning.
Each year, we at WLP provide electronic surveys to those parishes that subscribe to Seasonal Missalette, Word and Song, We Celebrate, and Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate. One question we asked this year was this: "Do you currently download sheet music to a tablet PC (such as an iPad) to read or play music during liturgies?" 4.6% of the Seasonal Missalette respondents replied "yes," as did 11.1% for We Celebrate usersm 3.2% for Word and Song, and 6.7% for Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate.
I urged our team to track the answers to this same question over the next several years. This past Sunday, the visiting priest at my parish used a tablet device from which he read notes for his homily; first time I have experienced that. Technology advances so quickly; I have a feeling these numbers are going to climb quite rapidly in the next few years.
Anybody out there regularly using a tablet to read music at Mass?
Hoping you all have a weekend full of fun and COOL activities!
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.