The musical tradition of the universal church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.
Holy Scripture, indeed, has bestowed praise upon sacred song, and the same may be said of the fathers of the church and of the Roman pontiffs who in recent times, led by St. Pius X, have explained more precisely the ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord.
Therefore, sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites. But the church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits into divine worship.
(Sacrosanctum Concilium #112)
Practices September through June, every Thursday evening from 7-8:30 pm on the choir risers in the church, and sings on Sundays at 11 am Mass. All are welcome to attend! This choir fosters the musical advancement of adult singers in a fun and educational environment. Reading music is not a requirement, but each singer should be able to accurately match pitch.
Any young adults (middle to high school) interested in participating in the music ministry should speak to Derek Stannard. Students who sing or play any kind of instrument are welcome!
All parents whose children would like to sing should speak to Derek Stannard about their participation. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome!