Join us at Mass


Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Cantors, Ensemble, Genesis Choir, Handbell Choir, Holy Family Choristers (Children’s Choir), Instrumentalists, Resurrection Choir, & Summer Choir

Contact Information

For additional information or to join any music ministry, please contact Nancy McNamara at 797-3875 or via email at nmcnamara@stny.rr.com.

Cantors

For high school teens and adults.  This ministry involves proclaiming the Word of God through song for the Responsorial Psalm and the Communion Rite, and leading the assembly in other hymns and acclamations. Rehearsals are held on an individual basis. The ability to read music is preferred.

Ensemble

High school and adult instrumentalists and singers participate every weekend at one liturgy, September through June. Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the church. Auditions are required for instrumentalists, no auditions required for singers.

Genesis Choir

For teens and adults, sings sacred and liturgical music in unison, 2, 3, and 4-part arrangements.  Musical styles range from renaissance through contemporary. Wednesday rehearsals (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) run September through June.  The choir sings for weekend liturgies two times per month plus special liturgies during the year.  No previous choir experience is required.  No auditions given.

Handbell Choir

This group in our music ministry rings three octaves of bells. The choir rehearses Mondays, 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm, September to June and plays at a weekend liturgy approximately every six weeks. It is open to those in Grade 7 through adult. No previous ringing experience is required. No auditions. The ability to read music is preferred, however, not required.

Holy Family Choristers

Holy Family Choristers is a vocal choir for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 that sings all styles of music with the use of organ, piano, handbells, xylophones, glockenspiels and percussion instruments. Tuesday rehearsals (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm) run September to Easter. The choir sings at a monthly weekend liturgy plus special liturgies during the year. No auditions are given.

Resurrection Choir

This vocal choir sings for funeral and memorial liturgies throughout the entire year.  Their music not only enhances the sung response of the assemby, but also adds solemn dignity to the liturgy. In addition to being available for funerals, choir members would rehearse the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. No auditions are given. This is a great opportunity for anyone who spends the winter season away to still participate in music ministry.

Summer Choir

This choir is a new endeavor beginning summer 2016. This choir is a blending of all those who are presently involved in our parish music ministry. Each weekend during the summer there will be a designated liturgy in which the summer choir will participate. All who are available will come 1/2 hour before mass for the warm up and then sing/play for the liturgy. There are no separate weekday rehearsals for this summer group.