The goal of the Music Ministry is to lead and support the singing of the liturgy in order to give praise and thanksgiving to God. We share our musical talents, as gifts from God, to add emotion to the liturgy, to encourage the congregation to sing, and to strengthen our faith. The Music Ministry includes the Adult Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Children’s Choir, Contemporary Group, cantors, accompanists, and instrumentalists. Please contact the Music Director, Kristen Beeves, at 913-766-9755 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the Music Ministry.
The Adult Choir leads the singing at 10:00 am Mass on Sundays, holy days, and special services from September to June. The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:45 – 8:00 pm. High school age students and adults are welcome to join the choir.
Hand Bell Choir
The Hand Bell Choir plays bells at a weekend Mass approximately once a month from September to May. The Hand Bell Choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. The Hand Bell choir is open to children and adults ages 12 and up and no experience is required.
The Children’s Choir is open to all children in the parish in 2nd through 8th grade. This is a parish choir, so all students, whether homeschooled, or in private or public schools, are encouraged to join the choir. The Children’s Choir leads the singing at a Sunday Mass approximately once a month throughout the school year. Rehearsal for children in 5th through 8th grade takes place on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Rehearsal for children in 2nd through 4th grade takes place on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:15 pm.
The Contemporary Group plays and sings music in a contemporary style at the 5:30 pm Sunday Mass once a month. The group rehearses one hour prior to Mass. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to join this group.
The cantor leads the congregational singing and proclaims the Responsorial Psalm for weekend Masses, holy days, and special services. High school age students and adults are welcome to serve as a cantor.
Pianists and organists play at weekend Masses, holy days, and special services to accompany the cantor and congregational singing.
Instrumentalists add accompaniment and solos to weekend Masses, holy days, and special services. Instrumentalists may play on selected hymns and choral pieces, or instrumental preludes.