Weekday Antiphons

These are some examples of the Entrance and Communion Antiphons that are being sung at Daily Masses. 
The melody will be the same every day, only the text changes!

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        Entrance   Click here for sound

The souls of the Saints are rejoic-ing in heaven,

            the Saints who followed in the foot-steps of Christ,

and since for love of him they shed their blood,

            they now exult with Christ for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

            and to the Ho - ly Spirit

As it was in the begin-ning, is now,

            and will be forev - er. Amen.

       Entrance   Click here for sound

To you I call; for you will sure-ly heed me,

            O God; turn your ear to me; hear my words.

Guard me as the apple of your eye;

            in the shadow of your wings protect me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

            and to the Ho - ly Spirit

As it was in the begin-ning, is now,

             and will be forev - er. Amen.

        Communion   Click here for sound

It is you who have stood by me in my trials;

            and I confer a kingdom on you, says the Lord,

that you may eat and drink

            at my table in my kingdom.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

            and to the Ho-ly Spirit

As it was in the be-gin-ning

            is now, and will be forev - er. Amen. 



        Communion  Click here for sound

Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,

            who hope in his mer-ci-ful love,

to rescue their souls from death,

             to keep them a-live in famine.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

            and to the Ho-ly Spirit

As it was in the be-gin-ning

            is now, and will be forev - er. Amen. 




About Our Music Ministry


From being a member of a choir to proclaiming God's Word as a cantor to accompanying hymns as an instrumentalist, one is afforded several opportunities to participate and share one's gifts in St. Joseph Church's music ministry. Seeking to enrich liturgies through song, this ministry also strives to foster a spirit of prayer in all who attend St. Joseph Church. Open to all people, the music ministry is especially ideal for anyone who has a passion for music or who has a desire to be a part of some great groups. Below is a list of the different facets of this ministry, along with a brief description of each.


If you like to sing, play a musical instrument, or are just interested in helping out this ministry, please contact our Director of Music.

  • Luke Massery, 440.238.5555, Turn on JavaScript!

Cantors

Our cantors lead and support the congregation in singing as well as proclaiming the Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Cantors need to have solo-quality voices and be able to read music. On average, cantors sing at one or two Masses per month.

Praise Team

Our Contemporary Praise Team sings at the 4:30pm Mass every Saturday from September through May. They are also present at special liturgies for Christmas and Holy Week. Along with aiding the congregation in hymn singing, the choir sings solo pieces at various places in the liturgy. Guitars and percussion assist the piano and organ in accompanying the choir and congregation. Practices are held September through May on Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00pm.

 

  • Melissa Rusu, 440.238.5555, Turn on JavaScript!

Traditional Choir

Our Traditional Choir sings at the 10:00am Mass every Sunday from September through May. They are also present at special liturgies for Christmas and Holy Week. Along with aiding the congregation in hymn singing, the choir sings solo pieces at various places in the liturgy. Pieces sung range from unison to 4-part harmonies. Practices are held September through May on Wednesdays evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

Youth Choir

Our Youth Choir originally began as a Children's Choir singing only on Christmas Eve. During the 2014-2015 school year, we're transitioning into trying to sing four times throughout the year. Please watch the bulletin or contact our Director of Music Ministry for updated information.

Handbell Choir (Adult Handbells and Youth Handbells)

From September through May, our Adult Handbell Choir plays two Masses one weekend a month. Along with accompanying the organ on some hymns, the choir also plays solo pieces and various places during the liturgy. The ability to read music is helpful and a sense of rhythm is neccessary for bell choir. Practices are held September through May on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Our Youth Handbell Choir offers the young people of the parish the opportunity to participate in the celebrations of the parish and day school (Sts. Joseph and John). Students (grades 3-8) rehearse at 2:00 p.m. once weekly throughout the school year under the direction of Mrs. Patty Yates.

 

  • Patty Yates, 440.572.2762

 

New Life Choir

Members of this choir volunteer to help our bereavement ministries by singing at funerals.  Each member receives a phone call and invitation a few days prior to each funeral.  If you would like to be placed on the contact list, please register with Luke at Turn on JavaScript!