Music Ministry

Celeste Muehlenthaler is our Music Coordinator, cmuehlenthaler@saintmaryhc.org or 515-577-9394.

 

Do you play piano or organ or feel comfortable leading our weekend music with another instrument? At this point we really need some help; we have only a very few people to lead our music. We are at the point if someone is sick, we might have to have Mass without accompaniment. Please pray on this! If not you, then who?

There has been a call for a funeral choir.  I have one person who has already said they would be interested.  Are you available during the day?  We'd like to have several people who would be available to sing during the day at funerals.  This would not be a huge time commitment and it means so much to the families.  Please contact me if you'd be willing to help with this.                                                                                                      

We have purchased a "Drum Box."  This provides rhythm for our contemporary music without having to drag a big drum set to church.  We are looking for people who'd be willing to play it.   Please contact me and I'll have it ready to try out and will have more info on how to play it.  If you know of someone that might be interested, please let me know.  This will really add a lot to our worship!

From the results of our Parish Survey, we found that our community would like to have more contemporary music.  We are looking for people that would be interested in forming a “Praise Band.” That would include singers, drummer(s), instrumentalists, keyboard(s), etc.  This is in the formative stages  - who would be interested in helping set this up?  This is open to all ages, come and join us!

 
The primary purpose of our St. Mary-Holy Cross musicians is to bring people closer to God through music. Our focus is to enhance congregational singing, thereby uniting us as one through sung prayer. Through a cooperative spirit and a willingness to learn, our singers and instrumentalists strive for quality in order to bring themselves and our community to a closer union with God. 

Choir
The St. Mary-Holy Cross choir is composed of members who show a talent and/or interest in sung prayer.

Cantor
The cantor is a Parish member/s who lead the responsorial psalms and acclamations.  Alone, they provide music at one of our weekend Masses each week.

Instrumentalists
Keyboardists, pianists, organists, woodwind players, percussionists and guitarists are among our instrumental players.  They provide their own type of prayer through instrumental arrangements of musical works.



Thanks so much to our Liturgy Committee, cantors, pianists/organists/guitarists that sing and play at Mass.  You are all wonderful!  We really and truly appreciate all you do for our Liturgies. Bless you all!