Ministry at our parish liturgies is a great way to go deeper in your faith. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Francine Micklus, Director of Liturgy and Music.
This parish choir leads the worshiping assembly in its sacred song and presents selections of sacred choral music to enhance the liturgy. It mainly ministers at the 10:00 am Sunday liturgy and at all major parish celebrations. The choir meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm to rehearse and also has a short 30-minute rehearsal on Sunday mornings just before mass. This ministry is open to parishioners of high school age and above.
Children’s Choir will resume this Fall. This Choir consists of students grades 4-8. Rehearsal will be after school on Wednesdays. It ministers monthly at Sunday Masses and at special parish celebrations. This group is directed by Mr. Steve Joyal, Music Director at St Matthias School. If interested, please contact Francine Micklus who will forward your information to Mr. Joyal.
Handbell Choir – ON HIATUS/REBUILDING
The large group of 10-12 ringers is on hiatus and rebuilding.
However, a smaller ensemble (3-6+ ringers) participate at select Masses during the year: Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; Holy Thursday; Feast of St. Matthias (May 14) to name a few. If you are interested please contact Francine Micklus.
The Parish Handbell Choir adds a festive spirit to our worship by ringing handbells to congregational singing and by performing special music written for handbells. Interested individuals must make a commitment to rehearsals and performances since absence leads to certain bells (notes) being left out. Rehearsals are from 5:30-7:00 pm on Thursdays.
This parish choir serves as representatives of the parish’s bereavement ministry as well as leaders of liturgical music at all the parish funerals. Individuals of all ages who enjoy singing and desire to support those experiencing the loss of a loved one are invited to this ministry.
Cantors are parishioners who have answered the call to a most ancient ministry in the Church. The cantor’s main responsibility is to lead the community’s sung prayer at worship. Individual and group rehearsals are scheduled as needed. To participate, an interview audition with the Director is required.
Parishioners who have performance knowledge of a particular musical instrument are encouraged to participate in the worship life of the parish by offering their gift to enhance the assembly’s song and to join in ensemble groups for special celebrations.
Students (Jr High and High School) who are proficient on an instrument AND are willing to practice on their own AND have time to attend rehearsals (usually on Thursday evening) prior to a Mass are most welcome. Please have your Parent/Guardian contact Ms Micklus AND Mr Jens as you may be able to receive credit for Service Hours.