Music Ministries

Cantors

Cantors lead the faithful in singing at all weekend liturgies, holy days, weddings, funerals, and special liturgies when no other musical group is present. Cantors usually sing once per month during the ministry season and twice during the summer. The ministerial role of the cantor is one which is held in high regard and importance by the Second Vatican Council. Cantors rehearse with the Pastoral Associate for Music & Liturgy the week before they sing.

Parish Choir

The Parish Choir leads the faithful in song and worship at the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass every week. The choir also sings on most holy days and special events from September through Corpus Christi. Membership is open to men and women of high school age and older. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the St. Cecilia Music Hall in the Parish Life Center.

Saint Wendelin Ringers

The Saint Wendelin Ringers is our handbell choir for men and women who are high-school age and older. The Ringers play at liturgies, most commonly weekend Mass, usually once per month. The handbell choir sometimes travels to perform at local nursing homes during Christmastime to bring the joy of music to residents. Rehearsals are held from 6:30-8:00 PM on Tuesdays evenings in the church.

Contemporary Ensemble

The Contemporary Ensemble is a group that gives a contemporary flair to the music of the Church. The ensemble is comprised of vocalists, guitarists, piano, drums, and other instruments such as flute or clarinet. The Contemporary Ensemble leads the faithful in song for the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday as well as other special liturgies. Rehearsals are held at 5:30-6:30 PM on the first Thursday of the month in the St. Cecilia Music Hall in the Parish Life Center.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is a new group as of Fall 2016. Membership is open to all parishioner-students in grades 7-12 from the local schools. The Youth Choir leads the faithful in song at the 11:00 AM Mass on the second Sunday of each month during the school year. Rehearsals are held on most Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:30 PM in the St. Cecilia Music Hall in the Parish Life Center.

Children’s Choir

Under the former title of “Youth Choir,” our Children’s Choir is comprised of students in grades K-6 from all our local schools. The Children’s Choir sings approximately every two months during the ministry year. Students learn singing techniques, musicianship, and deepen their spirituality in Children’s Choir. Rehearsals are held various times throughout the year on Thursday evenings.

Memorial Choir

The Memorial Choir minister to the bereaved by singing at funerals and the annual All Souls’ Day Parish Memorial Mass. All parishioners are welcome to join the Memorial Choir. Rehearsals are held in the church on the first Thursday of the month after the daily 9:00 AM Mass and forty-five (45) minutes before each funeral Mass.

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists enhance our liturgy with musical accompaniment during holy days and special liturgies throughout the year. Instrumentalists may also be asked to play for weddings and funerals. Open to any qualified musicians who seek to share their talents with our faith community. Any instruments – winds, brass, or strings are welcome!