Music Ministry

     Back in the day, not that long ago, few Catholic parishes had paid musicians on staff. Today, however, more parishes hire a full- or part-time musician to see that music and the liturgy are integrated in ways that suit both the nature of liturgical rituals and the spiritual needs of parish communities. If music was once thought of as nice but not essential to the Mass and other liturgical celebrations, today, official teachings of the church reflect a different perspective.

     The Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (n.112) speaks of the “ministerial” rather than incidental function of music. A 1972 document by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy, “Music in Catholic Worship,” speaks of the importance of singing acclamations, processional songs, responsorial psalms, and chants. It also highlights the importance of congregational song, rather than the past emphasis placed on chants by the priest.


BEREAVEMENT CHOIR
The Alleluia Choir is the senior choir and for anyone available during the day. They sing Primarily at Funeral Masses

CANTOR
Cantors lead the congregation in singing at the weekend Masses and special liturgies. A workshop is provided for the Cantor’s benefit once a year.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The Children's choir presents the opportunity for children of all ages to prepare and present music for Mass.  Rehearsals are held in the Church during the school year.

HANDCHIMES CHOIR
Individuals from age 8 on up may take advantage of the opportunity to ring Handchimes for Church. Begin by learning how to read chords and then progress to other more advanced techniques. No experience necessary. We provide you the experience! Handchimes meet once a week at scheduled time published in the bulletin.

MASS CHOIR
The Adult Choir sings at various Masses throughout the year. This choir meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm.

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Musicians are needed to play various instruments at weekend liturgies and special services.

PROJECTOR OPERATOR
Our church is fortunate to have projectors used in the Mass. Individuals are needed to operate the equipment during the liturgies throughout the year. Technological experience/interest are a plus.

Contact: Jesse Schuler

 

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