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.
Our cantors lead and support the congregation in singing as well as proclaiming the Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. On average, cantors sing at one or two Masses per month.
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 7:45pm to 9:00pm.
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.
Our Fantastic Handbell Choir will play at select Masses approximately 1 weekend per month from September until June