The music ministry of the Church of St. Monica features cantor Joseph Neal, associate cantor Debbi Burdett, and the St. Monica Choir under the direction of David Schaefer.
Music is provided at four masses each weekend: Saturdays at 5:30 PM, Sundays at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and at 12:00 Noon, featuring the choir.
We view the participation of the music ministry as a reflection of beauty and spirituality, encouraging congregational participation in worship and singing. We promote performance of traditional and contemporary music, reflecting the liturgical needs of a diverse urban parish.
We have formed and maintained our choir (currently 26 members), encouraging companionship between members singing together, fostering a spirit of co-operation, mutual respect, and affection, reflecting the values expressed in the gospels. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings at 7:30, Saturday afternoons at 3:00 (optional), and we sing at the noon mass each Sunday, as well as festival masses, when we are joined by the St. Monica Chamber Ensemble.
If you would like to volunteer at St. Monica's by getting involved with our ministries, you can download a Ministry Volunteer Form or use our Online Form.