We are happy to announce that we will add all Mass parts, opening, communion and closing hymns vocally to the Masses at St. Mary's Church. The cantor and accompanist will continue to sing and play from the choir loft. The Responsorial Psalm will continue to be read by the lector.
Due to closer contact to the congregation at Holy Cross, additional music will be added at the accompanist's and cantor's discretion.
Going forward we will continue to monitor virus spikes in our area and Diocesan direction and make changes to the level of vocal music as needed. Wearing a mask, join us as we give praise in song during Mass.
Blessings to you all in 2021!
There has been a call for a funeral choir. We are looking for several people who are available during the day to sing. 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 a "Drum Box." This provides rhythm for our contemporary music. 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!
The St. Mary-Holy Cross choir is composed of members who show a talent and/or interest in sung prayer.
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.
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!