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.

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

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.

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

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

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: Parish Office


Music Calendar