The goal of the music ministry is to help congregants worship the Lord as best they can. “The mass is our utmost response to His utmost love.” The music ministry serves the congregation with leadership, an example of reverence, and creating beautiful music that serves the joy, gravity and sanctity of the Holy Mass.
Schedule of music ministry:
5pm mass: Cantor and Organ
8:30am mass: Cantor and Organ
Children’s choir one Sunday a month
10:30am mass: Choir/Cantor/Organ
Student Leaders and Principal Choir
6pm mass: Contemporary Ensemble
Description of Choirs:
The Children’s Choir meets on Tuesday nights from 6-6:45pm for rehearsal, and sings on the first or second Sunday of the month at 8:30am mass. All children are welcome to join on Sunday mornings!
The Student Leaders group sings approximately two Sundays a month at the 10:30am mass. Rehearsal is 9:45-10:15 before the 10:30 mass at which they sing, and following the mass from 11:45-12:30. There is some scholarship available to high school and college students who qualify, and who can commit to each Sunday the choir sings, as well as Christmas and Holy Week. Choristers need not be traditional students, nor members of the parish to join, but musical preparation outside of rehearsal is expected and most of the choristers have some experience reading music. The goal of the Student Leaders is to inspire people of all ages and walks of life to grow closer to God through the vast tradition of sacred music.
Student Leaders schedule:
Feb. 5th rehearsal 11:45-2:30
April 9 (Palm Sunday)
April 16 (Easter Sunday)
The Principal Choir sings at the 10:30am mass, sharing every other Sunday with the Student Leaders. Rehearsal is Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm, and before the 10:30am mass from 9:50-10:15. This ensemble primarily focuses on standard repertoire of the American Catholic tradition.
The Contemporary Ensemble plays for the 6pm mass every Sunday (reflecting the academic calendar). Rehearsal is before the 6pm mass.
New mass parts and recordings are below.