Music Ministry

Sue Schmidt,  Music Coordinator


Christmas Eve Choir Practice

 Sundays, December 12 and 19 immediately following 10:00am Mass and Thursday, Dec. 23 at 5:00pm. 

Calling All Musicians! 

Do you like to play the piano or sing at Mass? If so, we would love to have you join the music ministry at St. Mary-Holy Cross to participate during Mass. Accompanists can play on the organ, piano or electric piano. We understand that you are all busy, so schedules are flexible and provided on an advance two month notice. We are happy to provide training and have you sing or play with mentors. Teenagers are welcome! If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Sue Schmidt at 515-689-9949 or e-mail 


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!