Music

If you have ever thought about joining the Music Ministry...now is the time! Share your talents with all of God’s people. Information on rehearsal days/times are listed below. Please contact Jonathan Branton for more information.

Saturday 5pm Choir

The choir is made up of men and women who are dedicated to the liturgical sung prayer of the community. Comprised of mixed voices, this choir sings at every Saturday evening Mass as well as other liturgies. Rehearsals are at 3:45pm before Mass. Previous musical experience is not required. Anyone is welcome to be a part of our ministry.

Sunday 10:30am Choir

This choir is made of men and women with varying voices talents who minister from mid-August until mid-June. They are comprised of the traditional Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass sections. Regular attendance at Wednesday evening rehearsals (7:00-8:30 pm) and Sunday Mass is an important and rewarding part of the choir’s ministry. All teens, as well as adults are welcome to join this hospitable group.

Children’s Choir

The St. Francis Children’s Choir sings at one 10:30 Mass per month and at the 4:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals go from September through May. The choir is open to all children of the parish, grades 2 through 8. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 6:00-6:45pm in the Church. Through their participation in the Eucharistic liturgy, the Children’s Choir provides an important ministry to the all faithful who assemble for worship.

Cantors

Cantors are selected from the parish choirs. Strong spirituality and an ability to develop the skills necessary to lead the assembly in sung prayer are necessary. The cantor must demonstrate a particular degree of vocal skills as well as commitment to the liturgical assembly. Cantors are usually selected following a time of commitment to the choir. Cantors must have an understanding of the liturgy and be comfortable singing alone at times.

Instrumentalists

We welcome those who are gifted with the ability to play an instrument. Various instrumentalists minister at designated Masses. Participation as an instrumentalist is dependent upon the proficiency level of the player. Rehearsals are usually scheduled as needed prior to the designated Masses. Instrumentalists are always welcome, especially during the Christmas and Easter seasons.