St. Augustine said: “He who sings, prays twice”
Music is a gift from God! Music joined together with sacred scripture helps to make the liturgy more meaningful, beautiful and assists the congregation in expressing and sharing the gift of faith by being active participants. Through our music ministry, we strive to bring the Gospel to life through song; to glorify and praise our God; and to open the minds and hearts of the congregation to hear and reflect on God’s Word while in community with the Holy Eucharist.
St. Matthew’s Parish has a very active music ministry. Over 60 musicians provide music for masses, feast days and solemnities in our vibrant parish. We have an adult choir, a children’s choir, and many cantors and instrumentalists that share their talents and dedicate themselves to help our congregation “pray twice”!
Our adult choir meets Wednesdays each week at 7 p.m. in the church and sings twice per month at various mass times and also for feasts and solemnities. Experience with 3 and 4-part harmonies and reading music is helpful but not required.
Individual or small groups of musicians leading sung prayer who volunteer as their schedules allow. Rehearsal times are arranged as needed. If you are a strong vocalist or instrumentalist that is comfortable leading others in prayerful song, and would like to inquire about this ministry, please contact our Liturgical Music Coordinator, Kim Maes, at maes
This choir has children from grades 2 on up and will sing at the 9:30 Mass at least once per. If your child has expressed an interest in music, please have them come and try our children’s choir! We have fun and praise God while learning music from our traditional sacred hymns to more contemporary selections. Rehearsal times vary. Please contact our Liturgical Music Coordinator, Kim Maes, for more information, at maes
“Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.”