by William Gokelman
and David Kauffman
Music Ministry at St. Mary of the Assumption Church provides music leadership for all parish liturgies, including Masses, weddings, funerals and prayer and reconciliation services.
Parishioners are invited to share their musical talents with the rest of the community through our Music Ministry.
Music Ministry consists of the Traditional Choir at 10:30 Mass on Sunday morning and individual Cantors at the other weekend Masses.
It has been said, "he who sings prays twice". That is what the traditional choir does. They convey to the parish family spiritual words and prayer in song. The Traditional Choir sings at the 10:30 am Mass every week except the 3rd weekend as well as all major parish feasts.
This choir also sings at the Christmas Eve midnight Mass Celebration. They along with the other choirs will prelude the Mass with carols beginning at 11:30 p.m.
This is an adult choir and all those who enjoy singing are welcome. Requirements include a love of music, a desire to sing and the ability to make a commitment to the group.
Cantors primarily lead the assembly in the singing of the psalms during the 5:15pm Saturday and 8:00 am Sunday Masses. When a choir is not present, cantors will lead the congregation during all songs. Auditions are required, and training is available on an individual basis.
Rehearsals for choir and cantors are from 6-8 pm on Wednesday evenings in the chapel.