Our Roman Catholic choral program is a vibrant part of the parish.
The Cantors lead the music ministry at every sung mass. This includes the Parish School mass, Weddings and Funerals. Each cantor has a weekly private rehearsal to prepare for their ministry. Cantors may be from the Fourth Grade to Adults.
The Schola Cantorum is a threeandfour part choir formed from the cantor ministry. The Schola varies in number according to the music forces needed. The Schola sings for Great Solemnity’s of the Church Year.
The Resurrection Choir is a group of singers who lead the music at all funeral masses. The choir rehearses ½ hour before each liturgy. We can always use more people who can read music quickly and have time for this ministry.
The Contemporary Ministry provides a wonderful opportunity to experience a variety of contemporary music. Vocalists and musicians with a variety of musical instruments combine to create a contemporary setting for our hymns during Mass. The ensemble ministers once per month at a Saturday 6:00 p.m. Mass. Rehearsals are twice monthly on Sunday evenings, and on Saturday before Mass.
The Parish Youth Choir is for young people from grade 3 up. The ministry includes the children from, the parish school, the CCD program and the Home School. All children are all welcome to participate. The rehearsals schedule is flexible. These choir singings at the Saturday mass or at the 11:00 Sunday mass.
The Intergenerational Choir provides music for Christmastide and the Holy Thursday, Good Friday Liturgy, the Great Vigil of Easter, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost Sunday and Corpus Christi. This group is made up of people from all the above ministries and additional singers from the community at large. Rehearsals are usually four weeks before liturgies. Anyone who is interested is welcome.
We encourage your participation in any of these ministries. Please consider offering your time to enhance the liturgies at our parish. If you are interested please contact the Director of Music, Mrs. Ginny Ambrose, at the parish telephone number. 724-775-4111.
The Parish Musicians:
Tom Podnar, Coordinator of the Contemporary Ministry
Ginny Ambrose, Parish Director of Music