Music Ministry

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
— Colossians 3:16
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"Music should assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them and nourish and strengthen their interior commitment of faith."
- "Music in Catholic Worship", Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy

Meaningful music for worship, that everyone can participate in, is vital to experiencing life-giving, faith-building, unifying celebrations. All who participate in parish music ministry share the responsibility of making this vision a reality.  This is accomplished by developing their gifts,  committing to rehearsing, and "full, conscious and active" participation in the liturgy.

Who should be in music ministry? Those with musical gifts, who love to sing and make music with others and can commit to attend a weekly rehearsal and Mass. Choral experience is helpful but is not required. For instrumentalists, an intermediate level of proficiency is required.

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Adult Music Ministry

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Mass: 
Rehearsal: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Music Room.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass: 
Rehearsal: Wednesday 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Music Room.

 

Youth Music Ministry

Youth, Grades 7 - 12

Sunday 12:15 p.m. Mass:
Rehearsal: Monthly Saturday Morning Rehearsal 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the Music Room.

Children, Grades 3 - 6

Sunday 12:15 p.m. Mass Once a Month and on Easter and Christmas:
Rehearsal: Wednesday 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room.

 

How To Join

Adults should contact for a brief interview:
Jim Norris (972 530 6002) jnorris@stjosephcc.net or
Lucia Cunningham (972 276 7450)

All children and youth simply need to come to a rehearsal.   All groups are seeking additional members especially male singers of all ages and instrumentalists. Parents of children interested in joining the children's choir participate in the children's commitment to serve by faithfully bringing them to rehearsals and Masses.