Choir / Cantors / Musical Instruments
YOUNG ADULT CHOIR
St. Joseph's Young Adult Choir is made up of 7th-12th graders. The choir will participate in Mass once a month. Practices will be posted in the bulletins two weeks prior to the Mass. All young adults are welcome and encouraged to join. We would also be blessed to have those youths who play a musical instrument join us in our praise of the Lord.
Choir Directors: Steve & Roberta Burghart - 245-0617
The only requirement for a choir member is an interest in music, and some musical ability is helpful. The choir leads the congregation in song during Sunday Mass and may be called upon to support music at other liturgies. Practice sessions are scheduled regularly and attendance is strongly encouraged. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Cantors lead the congregation in song during Mass in the absence of the choir, or in participation with the choir. Cantors also lead the sung Responsorial Psalm. Having an interest in music, ability to sing with clarity, willingness to study and to attend practice sessions, are a few of the requirements. You may also be called on to assist at weddings, funerals and other services.
ORGANISTS, MUSICIANS, ETC.
Parishioners gifted with the ability to play the organ, piano or other musical instruments have an opportunity to enhance the liturgy with music and support the choir and congregation in song. Helpful skills to perform this role are the ability to accompany singing, proficiency in the performance of the instrument and the willingness to attend practices and workshops. Musicians my be asked to serve at: baptisms, marriages, funerals, reconciliation services, morning & evening prayer services, communion services and possibly rites of anointing.
Choir/Music Coordinator: Chris Krier - 241-2067