Do Right, Love Goodness, Walk Humbly with Your God. - Micah 6:8

Music Ministry

Alleluia Choir

The Alleluia Choir sings at parish funerals. A phone chain is in place, and calls are made usually two days before each funeral. The choir gathers one half hour before each funeral to practice the designated music. There are no separate scheduled rehearsals. Funerals are usually at 10:00 a.m., though there are exceptions.

Contact: Sandy Michaels at (330) 688-6412, x250; [email protected]

 

Cantors

The ministry of the Cantor is to lead the congressional singing during the Liturgy and to sing the Psalm verses, as well as the Gospel Acclamation verses. Cantors rehearse approximately every six weeks at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Cantors are also expected to be at Mass early enough to go over the Psalm with the organist, as well as any other music that may need attention. Extra help is gladly provided by the music director when necessary!  A cantor should have a pleasing voice, be able to somewhat read music, and have the confidence to sing solo and lead congregational singing. Choir membership is encouraged for cantors, and is a great way to prepare for cantoring.

Contact: Sandy Michaels at (330) 688-6412, x250; [email protected]

 

Contemporary Choir

Rehearsals are every Wednesday night from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Choir sings at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday.  The "regular" season is from mid-September through approximately the first week of June. Director, accompanists, and cantors meet every other week for rehearsal throughout the summer, and provide leadership for the congressional singing during the summer months. The Contemporary Choir also sings for major celebrations such as Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter. To join one should have a desire to sing and the ability to carry a tune. Ability to read music is helpful, but not necessary. Regular attendance at rehearsals and Masses is expected, occasional absences are considered unavoidable.

Contact: Sandy Michaels at (330) 688-6412, x250; [email protected]

 

Children's Choir

The Children’s Choir sings once a month at the Saturday vigil Mass. The choir rehearses Wednesdays from 6-6:30pm in the lower church hall. Membership is open to students in kindergarten through 4th grade.

Contact:  Julia Schnellenberger at [email protected]

 

Life Teen Band

The Life Teen Band plays at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Members include high school students and adults. Vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome! In addition to Sunday Mass, the band plays at Life Teen retreats and at Eucharistic Adoration throughout the year. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings from 10-11:30. Special rehearsals are scheduled as needed. 

Contact: Julia Schnellenberger at [email protected]

Instrumentalists

Additional instrumentalists are used occasionally for each choir for regular weekend liturgies, as well as special Masses.  Trumpets, flutes, violins, and saxophones have been used in the past.  Ability to play in an ensemble situation is necessary, and attendance at rehearsals for the designated celebrations is required.

Contact: Sandy Michaels at (330) 688-6412, x250; [email protected]