Music Ministry

We have a variety of opportunities for musicians to get involved in our liturgical celebrations! Unless otherwise noted, contact Anne Shingler, Director of Liturgy and Music for more information.

Accompanists and Instrumentalists: are musicians (adult or teen) who accompany the singers on piano, organ, guitar, woodwinds, brass, strings, or percussion at weekend Sunday Masses and special liturgies. Previous training and ability are required, as well as regular and special rehearsals.

Cantors: are skilled singers (adult or teen) who lead the assembly in song, especially when a choir is not present, and who sing the responsorial psalm and gospel acclamation verses, and other special acclamations that are used in the liturgy. Previous training and ability required, as well as regular and special rehearsals.

Music Ministry for Funerals (Funeral Choir): is open to anyone who is interested and available, especially during the weekdays. Rehearsals are held 30 minutes before a funeral liturgy. This ministry provides an essential ministry of hospitality and support to families in their time of grief.

Liturgical Choir: is a committed energetic group of adults and teens who provide the musical leadership at the 9:00am Sunday morning Mass. The music is an eclectic mix of contemporary, traditional, and multicultural music. All singers, cantors, accompanists, and instrumentalists for the Saturday evening Vigil and Sunday morning Masses rehearse together on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Church.

Women’s Ensemble: is an off-shoot of our Liturgical Choir, which also includes other women who may be cantors or just part of this group. They also rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. This group sings at either the 10:30am Sunday morning Mass or the 5:00pm Vigil on Saturdays, at least once a month.

Cornerstone: is a dynamic group of adults and teens who rehearse at 5:00pm each Sunday in preparation for the 6:30pm Mass, as well as once a month on a Monday night. The music has a contemporary and upbeat sound in the Praise and Worship style with varied instrumentation. Contact Elmer Bigley.

Teen Ensemble: is open to teens in grades 9 – 12 and normally provides the musical leadership for the 12:00 pm Mass on the second Sunday of the month during the school year. Rehearsal begins before the Mass at 11:00 am. Watch the bulletin for the exact date, as it sometimes change.

Shepherd’s Choir: is open to youth in grades 4 – 8 and normally provides special music at the 10:30 am Mass on the first and third Sunday of the month during the school year. Rehearsals are on the Wednesdays, prior to the weeks they sing and are held in the church. There is no audition, however commitment to rehearsals is necessary. Choir parents are also welcome to help with organizing. In November this group starts weekly rehearsals in preparation for the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass.

Cherub Choir: is open to youth in grades 1-3. They begin weekly rehearsals in November in preparation for the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass at which they will sing with the Shepherd’s Choir. This group will also sing at some time during the Easter Season.

Contact Anne Shingler by email or use the contact form below.

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