Music is an important ministry in our churches. It requires dedication to rehearsal times as well as scheduled Mass assignments. Music is a rewarding and uplifting ministry. Choir members and accompanists form a bond while working together to provide the best music possible that assists the congregation in their song. Although it is not necessary to read music, an ability to "carry a tune," work well with others, and follow the choir director's guidance is important. As music ministers, we need to remember our ministry is to assist the congregation in their prayer through music. Musicians are not performers, but part of the community offering their talents as encouragement.