October 12, 2005

Music ministry aids hope, healing


Wednesday, October 12, 2005
WESTFIELD - It wasn't a concert; it was an act of love.

This is how one attendee described the concert "Hope and Healing," held recently at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, to reach out and help the victims of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield.

Dave LeTellier, accompanied by Ed Chagnon and Joe Cirillo, entertained the audience with a variety of heart-warming songs such as "Do You Believe?," "Holy Star" and "Got to Love One Another" from LeTellier's CD titled "Love's Example."

LeTellier, a liturgical musician at St. Theresa's Parish in South Hadley, is a carpenter by trade. Although he enjoys working with his hands, he loves his music, too.

"I've never felt such joy in doing anything else as I do when playing music and watching people just taking it in," he said.

LeTellier has been playing and singing since the age of 10. He used to play country music in bars and at weddings, but said that he didn't feel comfortable doing that.

Posted by kshaw at October 12, 2005 07:33 AM