Music

He who sings prays twice.

“For he that singeth praise, not only praiseth, but only praiseth with gladness: he that singeth praise, not only singeth, but also loveth him of whom he singeth. In praise, there is the speaking forth of one confessing; in singing, the affection of one loving.”
(St. Augustine, Commentary on Psalm 73, 1)

Patricia Woolley, Director of Music Ministry/Organist, patw_organist@comcast.net;  Krystelle Pring, Assistant Organist 

musicministry@sjanj.net

Adult Choir  All singers H.S. age and older are welcome to join the Adult Choir so small choral groups can support singing at each Mass.  The full choir will sing at special liturgies and solemnities, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter. For the Festive celebrations of Christmas & Easter instrumentalists are invited!  The Adult Choir meets Tuesday evenings after the 7 p.m. Mass (7:30 to 9 p.m.) September thru early May.   

Psalmists & Cantors  Assist in leading the Acclamations, Psalms and hymns at Mass. Personal and group training is available so music can be learned proficiently and at an individual pace and musical level. 

Children’s Choir  All children of the parish family grade K – Jr. High, are invited to join the Children’s Choir, and attend either scheduled rehearsal: Monday 6:25 – 6:55 p.m.; or Tuesday 5:00 – 5:40 p.m.  The Children’s Choir meets late September thru the end of April.   

Youth Choir Matt Oganowski   Folk group provides music service to the church that is geared toward encouraging participation in the Mass by young Catholics through the use of contemporary liturgical music at the Sunday 7 p.m. Mass.  Practice is from 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Parish youth, high school age and above are welcome.