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The mission of the music ministry at St. Mary’s is to enhance the prayer of God’s people through sacred music. We strive to provide the very best we can offer at all parish liturgies through the use of our time and talent.
St. Augustine is quoted as saying, “One who sings prays twice.” From biblical times music has been used to raise our praise, thanks, laments, prayers, and supplications to Almighty God. The beautiful melodies of times past and present that accompany and surround these words serve as the vehicle to bring them to our heavenly Father, bringing His people closer to Him and to one another.
In addition to the regular music ministry opportunities above, at present Children’s Choirs and Young Adult Ensembles are specially formed during Advent in preparation for Christmas Eve Masses as well as during Lent to prepare for Easter Sunday, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion Masses. Invitations to join these choirs are published in the bulletin and distributed to students in St. Mary’s Faith Formation classes and Youth Groups as these times approach.
How do I get involved?
For more information or to get involved in the St. Mary Music Ministry, contact Mr. Cal Leferink, Director of Music Ministries, at the parish office (813-961-1061, ext. 310, or email@example.com), or see him or any cantor or choir member after any Mass.
Want to know what we’re singing?
Click the link below to view the music plans for upcoming Sundays and holy days (note: they are subject to change if the need to do so arises).
The Importance of Choir
What makes singing in a choir so special? So important? So vital to the life of a parish...or a school...or a community? World-renowned English composer John Rutter explains: