Music Ministry

Music is an important part of any celebration, and the celebration of the Eucharist is no different. Listed below are several opportunities for those of us who have musical interest and talent to enhance our own worship experience as well as that of the entire congregation.

Adult Choir

Stewardship opportunity: To lead the congregation in faith-filled singing during liturgy, and encourage prayer and worship through song. Adult Choir is open to anyone who is at least in the 7th grade or older.
Talent/Gift to offer: A good singing voice with the ability to match pitch, and a good sense of rhythm. The ability to read music notation is helpful.
Time commitment: Weekly rehearsals from September to Christmas, and then from mid-January to May. Participation in 2-3 weekend liturgies per month (usually at the 9:00 or the 12:00 noon Mass) and other special holy days, holidays, and other special events. Practices are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. in the church choir loft.
Treasure/Blessing received: This is a great opportunity to be part of a close-knit group that strives to enhance our liturgies through music and to work with some very dedicated people.

Resurrection Choir

Stewardship opportunity: To lead the congregation in faith-filled singing for funeral liturgies, and to encourage prayer and worship through song. Resurrection Choir is open to anyone.
Talent/Gift to offer: A good singing voice with the ability to match pitch, and a good sense of rhythm. The ability to read music notation is helpful.
Time commitment: Choir members are on call to sing for all funerals that take place at the church. Weekday times are usually 10:30 a.m. Saturday funerals are at 10:00 a.m. Practices are held when needed.
Treasure/Blessing received:  This is a wonderful opportunity to give hope and comfort to the bereaved thru song, and to also help families celebrate the life of the deceased through the music that we share.

Children’s Choir

Stewardship opportunity: To enrich the liturgy by leading the congregation in faith-filled singing and encourage prayer and worship through song. Children’s Choir is available to any child parishioner, in grades 3 through 6, who enjoys singing,—regardless of the school they attend.
Talent/Gift to offer: An ability to listen and follow directions, a good singing voice and a desire to sing in public and with a group.
Time commitment: Weekly rehearsals begin in mid-September to Christmas, and then again from late January until the first part of May. Participation in 1–2 weekend liturgies per month, other special holidays, and First Communion. Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the church choir loft.
Treasure/Blessing received:  Children in the Youth Choir share their gifts with each other and the assembly, but also gain a fuller appreciation for the liturgy and for church music. It is also an excellent setting for developing new friendships and for growing in mind, body, and spirit.

Teen Choir

Stewardship opportunity: To lead the congregation in faith-filled singing during liturgy and encourage prayer and worship through song. The group is open to anyone in 7th through 12th grades, who enjoys singing.
Talent/Gift to offer: A good singing voice, ability to match pitch, and a good sense of rhythm. The ability to read music notation is helpful.
Time commitment: The choir rehearses about twice a month. Currently, rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the church choir loft; however, times and dates vary accordingly. The choir sings 1-2 times each month for a weekend liturgy, but also for holidays and other special events.
Treasure/Blessing received: This is a great opportunity to use your voice to enrich the worship at our liturgies. It’s also a wonderful way to meet other teens and develop new friendships.

Instrumentalists

Stewardship opportunity: To enrich our liturgies by sharing the gift of your instrument. High school age or older are preferred, but younger ones may be considered.
Talent/Gift to offer: Proficient with your instrument, able to read music well and be able to play with other instruments or choirs. Instruments, such as flute, clarinet, oboe, cello, violin, viola, trumpet, trombone, French horn, keyboard, guitar, drums and other percussion are most typically used during liturgies but other instruments will be considered.
Time commitment: Time involved for rehearsing and performing will vary each season throughout the year.
Treasure/Blessing received: This is a great opportunity to share your musical talent with the parish, and a great way to meet other musicians.

Cantors

Currently cantors sing within our various choirs. If you have questions or ideas about cantering, please contact our director of music.

Photo by Peggy Green