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Music Ministries

“Sing to the LORD, bless his name; proclaim his salvation day after day!” 

The Catholic Church has always affirmed the importance of Sacred Music and we welcome all to our
vibrant ministry. If you are interested serving with your musical gifts or volunteering to assist with music technology, the music library, or other support behind the scenes, please contact Jeanne Marie Gerig, Interim Director of Music.

 

St. Thomas Parish Choir

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Please note that due to Covid-19, this music ministry has been suspended and will return as soon as it is safe for all. ~ 
Our primary liturgical choir sings every Sunday from September through Pentecost at the 11am Mass, preceded by rehearsal at 10:30am in the choir loft each Sunday. Our weekly rehearsals are in Room 352 in the parish office building on Thursdays at 7:15 PM. The purpose of our choir is to inspire and lead the song of the congregation—to help our congregation pray and worship together. We sing a wide variety of music, including classical repertoire, spirituals, motets, and contemporary selections. We also enjoy social events and enjoy the support of prayer and fellowship together. Adults and teens are welcome to participate. Auditions are not required, but regular attendance is important.

 

 “Having choir rehearsal at the end of each Thursday is a great way to relax”

 “I came into the choir hoping to brush up on sight reading… I’ve made some new friends that I might not have met otherwise. We practice hard and I think we all learn a lot – we certainly do have a good time – we laugh a lot when we aren’t singing! I can’t wait for our rehearsals to start again!”

Singing in the choir is a calling and a privilege; God allows me (and each person in the choir) to have the ability to participate in something that brings Him glory in the congregation! 

 

Cantor Ministry

A cantor assists us at every weekend and Holy Day Mass by leading the hymns, psalms, and Mass parts. Cantors do not need to be professional musicians, but should possess a desire to serve the parish, a clear voice with good diction, basic music reading skills and knowledge of the flow of the liturgy. Cantors must audition, and they are scheduled in advance. Participation in the choir is not required to serve as cantor, though preparation is required.

 

Instrumentalists/ Accompanists/Volunteers

We welcome skilled instrumentalists to assist our music ministry! If you play a band or orchestra instrument at a high school level, there are opportunities to play prelude music, enhance the hymns at Mass, or form small ensembles. Pianists and organists will be considered as substitutes for Mass and accompanists for parish groups. Guitarists are invited to consider serving at our Sunday 6pm Mass or additional prayer services.

 

Contemporary Music Ensemble

We have rotating musicians and singers at our 6pm Mass. More information coming soon.

 

Children’s Choir
More information coming soon.