Music Ministry

Enhances the Parish liturgies with music appropriate to the readings and season. The cantor/leader of song encourages active participation by the congregation in song. The organist leads and supports singing. Members of the choir, both the adult choir and youth choir, lead the singing of hymns and service music.

Meeting Location:

Upper Church and Parish Center

Coordinator:

Eric Anderson, Director of Music

Objective:

Encourage participation by the congregation in this portion of the Mass and participation in the music ministry provides an opportunity for social, musical, and spiritual growth.

Duties/Responsibilities:

- cantors lead the Psalm and encourage the congregation
- members of the choir are expected to attend weekly rehearsal as scheduled
- leaders of song are expected to attend a weekly information rehearsal

Qualifications:

- ability to sing "in tune"
- adult members of the senior choir should have some past experience

Training:

Extensive training is provided during rehearsals

Time of Ministry:

Senior Choir rehearsal is scheduled on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00pm and members sing at the Sunday 11:30am Mass, in addition to other liturgies. Youth Choir rehearsals are held on Fridays from 2:45-3:45pm or Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm from October to December, while during the remainder of the year, rehearsals are held from 10:30-11:00am after the 9:30am Mass at which the Youth Choir sings.

Length of Commitment:

Year to year

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