Music Ministry

Celeste Muehlenthaler is our Music Coordinator, or 515-577-9394.

Parish Music Coordinator Opening


Many thanks to Celeste Muehlenthaler, who has served the parish for many years (around thirty!) in our music ministry. As you may know, it is not so common anymore for someone to be in one place for that length of time; her dedication is to be lauded.  She will soon step down as music coordinator to focus more on caring for her family.  May God bless her in the endeavor.


As a result of her moving on, this position will be vacant. It averages 10 hours during most weeks, though more around the busier times of year, specifically Christmas and Easter.  Anyone who is interested in serving in this capacity should contact Fr. Andrew for more information. 


 We are looking for musicians of all types. Singers, people who play piano/organ, instrumentalists, percussionists, guitarists...  If you are a musician (or know a musician) please come forward and give back to your church family. Ask God what you can do for him today. It’s never too late to get started. Today is a new beginning!! 


Our Liturgy Committee is Back!! 

It would be beneficial though, to have more members contributing to this group!  Our goal is to discuss, evaluate, plan and carry out ideas for our liturgies. Much of our planning will be done via email with minimal meetings. We pray you'll open your heart to the Holy Spirit and take an enthusiastic role in this vital ministry! For more information or to join, contact Fr. Andrew, or Celeste Muehlenthaler, 


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 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!


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!