Those who sing pray twice. - St. Augustine
This phrase symbolizes our vision for the music ministry. It is our mission to provide true ministry through the incorporation of music in the liturgy. Our selections span the wide array of liturgical music styles and are presented in a fashion that encourages and facilitates participation.
We are grateful to have a talented parish of volunteers who share their gifts along with our staff of professional and student musicians. These musicians are also available to enhance special liturgies such as Weddings, Memorial Masses and Funerals. The music director works directly with families to plan and provide prayerful, appropriate and unique music inline with your vision and budget.
Whether within the congregation or as part of one of our ensembles, we welcome you to join us in creating an environment of joyful noise! Please email David Garrido, Director of Music Ministries for more information.
Adult Choir (Voces Sanctae): Commitment, 3 1/2 hours weekly, rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7-9:00 and sings at the 10:30 AM Mass, 9:45 warm up.
Children’s Choir (Voce di Angeli): Commitment 4 hours monthly, rehearses Sunday mornings 9:00-9:45 and sings at the family Liturgy Celebrations, including Christmas Eve at 4PM
STA Ensemble (STA Camerata): Commitment 4 hours monthly, generally sings/plays at the Saturday 5PM Mass on the first and third Sunday of each month, meeting at 4 PM to rehearse and warm up. STA's Camerata also participates at special liturgies and holidays, such as All Souls Memorial, Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost . . . This group is open to all our talented youth and adults, instrumentalists and singers.
Musica Joven: Our Music Ministry wants to create a group especially geard toward the youth, much like a youth band, open to all musical genres, but leaning toward contemporary. Its name shall be Musica Joven. Instrument players and singers should reach out to David Garrido. Guitar (electric or acoustic), bass (upright or electric), clarinet, drums, other percussion, violin, accordion, sax, . . . you name it . . . you can have the wonderful opportunity to put your talents to the service of your community and God, and have fun in the meantime! The rewards are heavenly!!