That means all of us! The most important choir is the choir of all the baptized, uniting in song and praise. All of our ministers serve first and foremost in the Ministry of the Assembly. As St. Augustine said, "Whoever sings well, prays twice."
Our parish choir of adults and teens (grade 6 and older) rehearse Thursday evenings and sing approximately three Masses per month. The choir sings a wide variety of styles from chant to gospel.
This choir, for children in grade 2 or older, rehearse Wednesdays before Faith Formation Classes, and sing for major holidays.
This ensemble of singers and guitarists (adults and teens, grade 6 and older) lead music at Mass about three times a month, and practice once a month. The music is more contemporary than our other groups.
Our parish orchestra plays for special occasions. Instrumentalists should have two years of playing experience.
Experienced singers with a strong sense of hospitality are invited to help with this important ministry, leading the congregation in sung prayer. Cantors rehearse individually with the music director as necessary.
Pianists, guitarists, and players of orchestral instruments are needed at various times during the year. They are scheduled more or less often depending on their preferences.
For certain liturgies, such as Christmas late night Mass, the Easter Triduum and the Fall Festival, there are expanded choirs and instrumental groups. This is a good opportunity for those who are too busy to participate in the parish music program. Watch the Angel News and Bulletin for more information.
Contact Roger Stratton for more information about any of these ministries.