"Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; break forth into song; sing praise." Psalm 98:4
The members of the assembly are the primary music makers in the liturgy, and it is the goal of the music ministers to bring the song of the assembled community to life during each Mass. Our music ministry provides vocal and instrumental music for all weekend Masses, funerals, weddings and special liturgies. There are a variety of opportunities available for people wanting to share their musical gifts with the parish, including the following:
Cantors proclaim the Word of God in the Psalms and lead the assembly in sung prayer. Music is distributed in advance so that cantors may prepare at home. Practical training is provided and singers who are not comfortable singing alone can be paired up with another to lead the singing at Mass.
Accompanists support the cantor or choir musically by playing the piano or organ. Those wishing to serve in this role must be able to work with a variety of musicians, read music, have a good sense of rhythm and tempo and be able to follow the cantor or choir director's lead. Music is distributed in advance so the accompanist may prepare at home.
The adult choir is a choir of adults that sing at special liturgies for Christmas and Holy Week. If interested in joining, please email Shelly Burkel at email@example.com or call the Parish Office at 681-3571.
Instrumentalists include people who play a brass, percussion, string or woodwind instrument who are willing to share their talents at Mass.