Adult Choir, Children's Choir, Youth Choir, Lifeteen Band
We aim to do this by inspiring the congregation to sing! We desire to use our voices, hearts, and instruments to lead people closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We choose music that connects with the congregation’s hearts and spirits, with the aim of strengthening each parishioner’s personal relationship with God.
The purpose of the Music Ministry is to follow the guidance of the Catholic Church’s Magesterium, which in part states, that: “The Church earnestly desires that all the faithful be led to that full, conscious and active participation in liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy. In the reform and promotion of the liturgy, this full and active participation by all the people is the aim to be considered before all else.” (CCC #1141)
Adult Choir– Rehearsal Thursdays 7:00–8:30pm - Membership is open to all parishioners ages 18 and up. Music reading ability and prior choir experience is helpful but not necessarily required. The Parish Choir provides music for the Saturday 4:30pm and Sunday 11:00am Masses year round and at all holiday celebrations.
Bell Choir – Rehearsal Thursdays 6:15–7:00pm - Our Bell Choir is a handbell/handchime ensemble for adults. Basic music reading is necessary. This handbell ensemble rings at the Sunday 11am Mass year round and participates in other liturgies and concerts.
Cantor Ministry – rehearses with parish choir - Cantors lead the congregation from the pulpit in singing the Responsorial Psalm. Participation in this ministry requires membership in the Parish Choir, proficiency in reading music, and prior cantor or choral experience.
The Lifeteen Band - Band rehearsals begin at 3:30pm on Sunday afternoons. Mass begins at 5:00pm.inspires the congregation to sing: to use our voices, hearts and instruments to lead people closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ. We choose music that connects with the congregation’s hearts and spir-its, with the aim of strengthen-ing each parishioner’s personal relationship with God. Members of the band must have desire and commitment to serve the youth and parish in the Music Ministry and feel comfortable with Praise & Worship music. Members 18 and older must complete the Diocesan Safe Environment requirements: Background Screening, Code of Conduct and Virtus Training. A volunteer is someone who shares time in service to others when they are able. A person in ministry understands the notion of service to God and others and shares their TIME and TALENT with COMMITMENT!
Youth Choir - rehearsal Thursdays 5:00–6:15 p.m. Youth (grades 6-12) are invited to use their musical talents through singing, playing instruments, and ringing bells. They provide music for the Sunday 9:30am Mass. Some music reading ability is helpful. Members are encouraged to seek outside musical instruction. Instrumentalists are required to have private teachers and need to be proficient in reading music.
Children’s Choir – rehearsal Wednesdays 3-3:45pm - Children (grades 2-6) with a passion for singing are encouraged to audition for St. Peter’s children’s choir. No music reading ability is required. This choir sings once a month at the Sunday 9:30am during the school year. Auditions are held at the beginning of the school year.