Liturgy and Music
are always seeking additional voices for the choir.
Please contact Gene Werner
at 556-4611 for more information.
Adult Choir rehearsal is held every Tuesday
at 7:00 p.m. in Room B of the FLC.
Choir: Click for information: Page
Music In Catholic
Check the following
link to read what the Catholic Church has to say about the
importance of singing through rubrics detailed in the General
Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) in Chapter II: The
Structure of the Mass, Its Elements, and Its Parts, Section
II: The Different Elements of the Mass - The Importance of
Singing (paragraphs 39-41).
A truly good place
to read about why music is such a vitally important aspect
of our Catholic liturgies is at the following link: http://www.makingmusicprayingtwice.com/about-us/mission
Read about the San Francisco project to promote beauty in
music, liturgy By Carl Bunderson in the Catholic News Agency
(CNA) at http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/san-francisco-project-to-promote-beauty-in-music-liturgy/
CANTOR: Concise Encyclopedia
defines a cantor as follows. “In Judaism and Christianity,
an official in charge of music or chants. In Judaism the hazzan
(cantor) leads liturgical prayer and chanting. In medieval
Christianity the cantor had charge of a cathedral's music—specifically,
of supervising the choir's singing. The term also designated
the head of a college of church music.” Quoted from
If you are a good singer,
have the confidence to lead the congregation, and are willing
to make a commitment to enhance the liturgies at St. Joseph
Church, then please contact Gene Werner, Director of Music
and Liturgy, through the church office, 556-4611. Practices
will be scheduled with Mr. Werner based on his calendar.
CHOIR: We welcome you to join us if you are willing to make
a serious commitment of time to make liturgies at St. Joseph
as meaningful as they can be. Contact Gene Werner, Director
of Music and Liturgy, through the church office, 556-4611.
Practices begin promptly at 7PM on Tuesday evenings AND at
9:30AM on Sunday mornings in Room B of the Family Life Center.
The choir sings during the 10:30am Sunday liturgy. All are
welcome – sing, and pray twice!
HANDBELL CHOIR: We
welcome anyone over the age of 10 years old, if you are willing
to commit to regular practices. Please contact Gene Werner,
Director of Music and Liturgy, through the church office,
556-4611. Practices begin immediately after the 10:30AM Sunday