Chris Lyons paused when asked about misconceptions Protestants may have about music in Roman Catholic churches. “I’m not sure if they all realize that we praise God along with them,” remarked Lyons, music coordinator at St. John Vianney (SJV) Catholic Church in Wyoming.
“Although we praise God in our own ways, I’m thinking they respect our ways and I know I respect theirs.”
Lyons is a lifelong Catholic, raised in St. Isadore Church on Grand Rapids’ northeast side and a graduate of Catholic Central High School.
She’s been directing the choir at SJV for the last seven years, but was a long time choir member at the parish before that.
“I just know I’m very happy to be here,” she said.