Music Ministry

The primary goal of the Music Ministry is to enhance the celebration of the Mass and other Liturgical Services with appropriate music. This includes the singing of hymns and anthems and the use of instrumental music to establish a background for prayer. By the choice and rendering of musical pieces we can enable the congregation to participate fully in each service, create a mood of reverence, and highlight the meaning of the Scripture reading proper to that day. The music program includes the parish choir, children’s choir, young adult music ministry, instrumentalists who demonstrate a strong level of expertise, and specially trained cantors. For information, contact Greg Fincham at gfincham@stlouisedemarillac.org or 724-747-5877.

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Parish Choir

The St. Louise de Marillac Choir sings on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Mass, Christmas Midnight Mass, Easter Vigil, and other special occasions that arise during the year. We have a wonderful core of music-reading vocalists who provide a strong base for the entire group, but please note that you do NOT need the ability to read music to sing in the choir. Anyone who enjoys singing and can sing in key is most welcome! The parish choir is made up of those in middle school or older.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s choir is for ALL children in the parish who are in 2nd through 6th grade. Children from our Religious Education program, from our school, and who are home schooled are all invited to participate. The schedule for 2018-2019 will include the following occasions:

  • Catechetical Sunday
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • End of the year mass for Religious Ed
  • (Additional dates are added and advertised during the year.)

Young Adult Music Ministry

New for the 2018-2019 season is the addition of Young Adult Music Ministry. Those in middle and high school (and even some of our college students when home) are strongly encouraged to participate!

This ministry will utilize the talents of our young people and will incorporate a variety of styles and traditions, including music from our more contemporary Catholic composers.

Cantor

The ministry of cantor at St. Louise is a unique one that requires special skill and education because we are blessed with so many Sunday liturgies, special occasions, and holy days. Cantors, in addition to having a pleasant voice, must have the ability to read and learn music on their own. In fact, cantors should have the ability to pick up new music and sing it almost immediately. Cantors are often called upon to adapt to changes within a few minutes of mass time! Cantors also must have the ability and desire to sing a variety of musical styles from chant to contemporary. Please inquire if you feel that you would like to audition for this special ministry!

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