The mission of the music ministry at St. Jude Parish is to enhance the liturgy; make a joyful sound to the Lord; lead the people in song, prayer & celebration; and to pray for, encourage, and listen to others in the music ministry.
The Adult Choir rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September through the Feast of Pentecost in May:
9:15 am to 10:15 am Sundays in the Parish Center.
The primary ministry of our Choir is to support the singing of all those present at liturgical celebrations and to encourage active participation of the assembly. A choir enhances the song of the assembly through harmonies, descants, and musical pieces appropriate for mass and the liturgical season. The choir sings weekly at Sunday Mass, as well as, at special liturgies throughout the year, including Christmas Eve and Holy Week. Youth entering 7th grade and up are always welcome to attend.
Accompanists and solo instruments are needed to assist at various liturgies. If you have talent and experience with an instrument and are willing to share your gifts please let us know. This can be a small or large commitment on your part. We need piano, guitar, percussion, flute, violin, brass, keyboard, any stringed or woodwind instrument.
The Cantor's calling is to drink deeply of God's Word in order to share that Word by drawing others into common sung prayer and praise. Hence, proclaiming the Psalm and leading the assembly's sung prayer is an important ministry in the church. Skills needed by the Cantor include those of public speaking; a basic knowledge of music; good diction, projection, and vocal techniques; and proper use of gesture within the liturgy. Musical and personal-prayerful preparation for liturgies is essential to the role of Cantor.
The formation process includes training, and regular rehearsals with the Music Director, Accompanist, or Choir.