The primary musical instrument in our worship is the human voice. Each of us are ministers of music at our liturgical celebrations as we all lift our voices together in sung prayer. The Music Ministry is involved in the leadership of these voices, and their musical accompaniment, in sung prayer. There are many ways to become involved in this ministry:
Cantors & Song Leaders lead the assembly in sung prayer at Mass.
Ensembles are welcome. Parishioners interested in forming a more structured group of this type, and being worked into a schedule, are encouraged to call the Music Office.
Instrumentalists of all ages are invited to share their talents with the rest of the assembly. Organists, pianists, guitarists, bassists, percussionists, and woodwind players could be used on a regular basis; players of other stringed, and brass instruments are typically used seasonally and on special occasions.
Choirs of children, youth and adults regularly lead song at Sunday Masses and on holy days.
The Sunday Children’s Choir is open to all children in grades 3-8. No audition is necessary. This choir normally rehearses every other week on Tuesday evenings, September-May at 6:30 p.m. in the church, and usually sings at Mass once each month (more frequently near Christmas and Easter). Extended and extra rehearsals are sometimes required to prepare for special occasions.
The School Children’s Choir is open to all students of St. Jude the Apostle School in grades 3-8, with their teachers’ and parents’ permission. This choir normally rehearses during the school year every other week on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in church, and leads the music at school Masses and liturgies.
The Youth Choir is open to all students from junior high through college. Contact the Music Director for more information - 574-1230, ext 18.
The Adult Choir is open to anyone 9th grade and older. No audition is necessary. The Adult Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings, September-May at 7:00 p.m. in music room in the parish center. The Adult Choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays and at other special liturgical celebrations.