Music Ministries

Our Adult Choir sings at the 9:00 Mass during the school year. Rehearsals are held 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings. No audition is required, just the desire to praise God in song and to enjoy working hard to develop the best choral music in a liturgical setting.

Contact: Dennis McKinley, 497-0143

The Contemporary Choir sings at the 11:00 am Sunday Mass and rehearses at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. As denoted by the name, special emphasis is given to doing music in an upbeat, contemporary style, accompanied by varied musical instruments. No audition is required, and there is no age limit. The young-at-heart as well as the youth are encouraged to join.

Contact: Amy Carran, 288-9255

The SpiritSong Choir is a small, contemporary ensemble that ministers at the Saturday 5:15 pm Mass. The choir sings and rehearses two times each month from September through May. This choir is perfect for singers and instrumentalists who are looking for a minimal time commitment and who would enjoy a small, friendly musical experience. No audition is required.

Contact: Pam Bradford 246-4124, wewe53704@yahoo.com

The Resurrection Choir provides music to enhance the funeral liturgies and to provide comfort to the mourners. This choir welcomes all who are available on a short notice. This includes those who are retired, those not working during the day, and those who are able to take time from their work schedule to minister to the grieving. You would not have to be available for all the funerals.

Contact: Denise Gorman, 833-1682 denise.gorman@stmariagoretti.org

Cantors/Song leaders are leaders of music at the liturgies when the choirs are not singing. Cantors need to have a solo voice with clear diction and good voice modulation. The cantor who serves the assembly also proclaims the Word of God by singing the responsorial psalm; the cantor and lector are partners in the proclamation of the Scriptures.

Contact: Denise Gorman denise.gorman@stmariagoretti.org, 833-1682

Instrumentalists play an important part in the liturgy. There is always a need for organists and others who are proficient on the keyboard. Training for playing at a liturgical service would be available. At times we enhance our musical repertoire with the use of other instruments, such as strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. All instrumentalists are encouraged to volunteer their services so that we know who is available when the need arises.

Contact: Denise Gorman denise.gorman@stmariagoretti.org, 833-1682