At its essence, the purpose of liturgical music is to praise God in song. As is always the case, when we give ourselves in prayer to God, the gift we give is magnified and returned to us many times over. Singing together, we are in rhythm together. We breathe together. We blend and sometimes harmonize with one another. Our individual voices combine to create a beautiful whole and our sense of community is greatly enhanced.
The songs we sing are carefully chosen to emphasize the teachings and concepts of the scriptures. They help us to absorb God's Word more fully, especially when we recall the tune and, more importantly, the message throughout the day. Music touches our hearts in a way that words alone cannot.
Our music ministry is composed of dedicated singers and musicians who serve us by leading and supporting our active participation in worship. You are cordially invited to join us:
- Adult Choir - Parishioners with a love of music and good intonation are invited to join our Adult Choir. This SATB choir sings on the first Sunday of the month at the 11:30 AM Mass and the third Saturday of the month at the 4:00 PM Mass from October to June. The group also sings for Christmas, Holy Week/Easter and other special liturgies. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
- Adult Contemporary Ensemble - Parishioners age 16 and up are invited to join this group which provides a more upbeat selection of hymns during the summer months from July to September. It is accompanied by piano, guitar and percussion instruments. Rehearsal times are the same as the Adult Choir.
- Children's Choir - The youth of the parish are invited to sing at the 9:00 AM Children's Liturgy of the Word. Rehearsals are held before the Mass at 8:15 AM.
- Christmas Youth Choir - This group encourages the youth of our parish with pleasant voices to come together to celebrate the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ through song. Boys and girls from second grade through college-age can join this special choir which sings for our 4:00 PM Mass on Christmas Eve. Check the bulletin or click here for information on rehearsals which run from October through December.
- Cantors - Individuals with excellent intonation, confidence and leadership qualities are invited to audition to serve as Cantors for weekend Masses, Holy Days, and special liturgies. This is a very important part of our ministry since it invites our congregation into full and conscious participation of the liturgy.
If you feel called to serve in any aspect of our Music Ministry please email us! We are delighted to answer your questions and we look forward to hearing from you!