Music is an integral part of worship. Many parishioners volunteer generously to share their musical gifts to create this rich ministry. If you possess a musical gift and wish to get involved please take a look at the opportunities listed below to see how you can get involved!
Cantors have a role that is of singular importance in the life of the parish family. The role encompasses many areas, including ritual, musical, pastoral, and theological. The Cantor is responsible for proclaiming the Psalm during the Liturgy of the Word, as well as leading all hymns and Mass parts. Those who sing well, both men and women, and feel called to lead the community in sung prayer are always needed. Cantor training is available on an individual basis, and requires time to prepare, pray and practice. Cantors are scheduled to sing according to availability and need.
Our parish accompanists share their gift of music by accompanying all Sunday celebrations, special liturgies, and many prayer services throughout the year. By accompanying our music as we celebrate together in community, and also by the use of instrumental pieces, our accompanists assist us preparing our hearts for worship, whether it is in moments of great praise, or deep reflection. They commit a great deal of time, not only in playing for liturgies, but also in practicing in order to lead well.
The Resurrection Choir, which consists of a dedicated group of parishioners, volunteer their time by singing at funeral Masses. There is no requirement for musical training, just a love for singing, and a desire to offer comfort and support. The choir practices on the second Tuesday of each month (September-November & March-May) at 10:00 am. Members are notified through a call list when a funeral is scheduled, and make every effort to be at the funeral if possible, but there is no requirement that members are present at every funeral. New members are always welcome.
St. Mary Youth Choir
St. Mary Youth Choir sings on the 2nd weekend of the month during the school year (September-May), as well as some special services including the 4:00 Mass on Christmas Eve. The youth choir is open to youth from 4th through 8th grades. This choir rehearses 40 minutes before their scheduled Mass, as well as some additional rehearsals for the Christmas Eve Mass. New members are always welcome!
Immaculate Conception Choir
The Immaculate Conception Choir sings at 2-3 Masses a month and for special liturgies including those during Holy Week. The choir is open to those who are high school age and older. The choir practices in the church on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00 pm beginning in September and continuing through May. New members are always welcome!
The Millennium Choir began in 2001. The choir uses the traditional as well as contemporary music, incorporating guitars and drums. Although the choir strives to play and sing beautiful music, their main goal is to have the music "move" the congregation to sing along. The Millennium Choir is made up of vocals, guitars, flute, piano, and percussion. They usually play at 2-3 Masses per month. Practice is always on hour before the scheduled Mass. They are always looking for new members. If you are interested in the Millennium Choir or for more information please contact Sara Shaver- 697-3411