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Music Ministry

 

“God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises” (Sing to the Lord, Music in Divine Worship, 2007).

We believe that liturgical music gives our community a sense of unity and allows it to express its faith throughout the different liturgical seasons of the year. The music chosen in our parish represents a variety of styles, cultures, and historical periods. We are always looking for individuals willing to share their talents and time as choir members, cantors or instrumentalists. For more information about our music program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

choir4Adult Choir 

The Adult Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Liturgy. Practices are held on Thursday evenings from 7:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. All that is required to join the choir is a desire to sing; musical training is provided during rehearsals.  

Women’s Choir 

The women’s choir sings every other Saturday. The choir rehearses at 4:00 p.m. and sings at the 5:00 p.m. mass immediately following. Extra rehearsals are scheduled prior to the Christmas concert.  

Children's 

The children's choir rehearses on Sunday morning, from 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., in room 212 of the parish life center and sings every other week at the 12:15 mass.  Children in grades K-6 are welcome. 

Youth Choir

This group is open to Youth in grades 5 through High School. The Youth choir sings every other Saturday at the 5:00 p.m. mass, and rehearses at 4:00 p.m. on the same day.  

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The Adult Handbell Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Choir plays approximately once a month at the 9:00 am mass or at the 12:15 mass.  Those interested should be able to read music.

 

Youth Handbell Choir

 

The Youth Handbell Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:10 p.m. The Choir is new and will play approximately once a month also. Youth in grades 4 to 12 are welcome. We will teach you how to read music.

Cantor/Psalmist

The cantor is a singer, a leader of congregational song and also a Psalmist. Although the ministry of the Psalmist is distinct from the role of the cantor, the two ministries are often entrusted to the same person. 

Instrumentalists

High School students and adults who play brass, string, woodwind or percussion instruments are invited to contact the organist, William Wisnom, by calling the office or sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Riderwood Choir

The Riderwood Choir sings every other week, once at 9:00 a.m. mass and once at the 4:00 p.m. mass at the Riderwood Chapel. The choir rehearses every Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on the Riderwood Campus.