“The organ has always been considered, and rightly so, the king of musical instruments, because it takes up all the sounds of creation and gives resonance to the fullness of human sentiments, from joy to sadness, from praise to lamentation. Transcending the merely human sphere, as all music of quality does, evokes the divine. It is capable of echoing and expressing all the experiences of human life. The manifold possibilities of the organ in some way remind us of the immensity and the magnificence of God.” - Pope Benedict XVI
Built by Rodgers Organ Company of Hillsboro, Oregon, and installed and voiced by Mark Carlson, a second-generation craftsman working from his shop here in East Greenbush, the organ that we have selected is of the highest quality and cutting-edge design. Mr. Carlson and his father before him have built, installed, and refurbished these magnificent instruments across New York State and the country for over 70 years; and they are considered among the best in their industry. Without a doubt, his work will provide our church with many future decades of the best quality sound available on the market today. This organ will set a new standard of beauty in our worship and dramatically enhance the spiritual nature of our liturgy. As many of you probably know, the church organ is considered a sacred instrument and is unparalleled in its ability to invoke a moving spiritual atmosphere for the celebration of Holy Mass.