Music Ministry is the work of musicians to enhance the celebration of liturgy through song. This area is open to different musical talents which work toward the same goal: to foster active participation of the assembly and offer praise to God through song. There are different ways of participating in the ministry:
Adult Choir: parishioners who love music are invited to sing Saturday afternoon at the 4:00PM evening Mass or the 11:00AM Sunday morning Mass and special liturgical celebrations. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM. The choir sings every weekend from September til June.
Leaders of Song: any confident singer 8th grade and older are invited to participate leading the assembly in song. Leaders of Song are needed for all Weekend Liturgies, Holy Days, and Special Masses. This unique ministry increases the active and conscious participation by members of the assembly.
Instrumentalists: Musicians play a special role in the Mass. Violinists, flautists, guitarists, etc. are needed for Weekend Masses and other Liturgies. Musicians enhance our Liturgies.
Concerts: Our Christmas or Lenten concerts highlight members of our Music Ministry. These events are open free of charge to parishioners and the general public.
Children’s Choir: Young people, grades 2 – 6 sing at Sunday and Saturday Liturgies. Rehearsals are held Sunday mornings from 9:45AM – 10:15AM while Religious Education is in session.
CALLING ALL MUSCIANS!!
If you like to sing or play an instrument or are just looking for a way to be more active in our parish community then there is a place for you in the Divine Mercy Music Ministy. Cantors, choir members, instrumentalists, and volunteers to help coordinate Music Ministry events of all ages are always welcome. Please contact Nick at the Parish Office (570-344-1724) for more information on how you can get involved in this ever growing ministry.
*Ability to read music is NOT required.