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There are so many areas were you can share your musical talents with us, now it's up to you to choose one of the following options and be part of this beautiful ministry. See the list below to find more about each ministry.

Below is a list of all opportunities on this ministry. Take a look at them and find something that fits you so you can be part of this extraordinary group of people. You can fill out the form, email Patrice Pakiz or call her at 651-683-9808 ext.107. 

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Adult Choir

Age 16 years and up

The Full Choir sings at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Sunday of the month and at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Smaller ensembles sing at other Masses. Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesday nights September-May and monthly during the summer.  Ongoing Activity • Weekly • One year commitment • Time commitment is 30 minutes prior to Mass and 90 minutes rehearsal during the week • Skills required: be able to sing with others; ability to read music is a plus, but not required • No experience required • Training is provided.

Choir Schedule

Song list

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Cantor

Age 16 yeas and up

The Cantor prepares and sings the psalm verses and other solos and leads the assembly in sung prayer. They may attend choir rehearsals and arrange special practice times with the director.  Ongoing Activity • Once to four times per month • One year commitment • Time commitment is 30-40 minutes prior • Mass and at-home preparation  during the week • Skills required: be able to read music and lead congregation in responses • No experience required • Training is provided.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Saturday 5 pm Music Group

Age 12 years and up, especially youth

Youth needed to help lead sung prayer. Answer God’s call to use your gift of music.  Ongoing Activity • Year round • Time commitment is 1hour before Mass and during Mass • Skills and experience required: ability to sing in tune; ability to read music is a plus, but not required. • Rehearsals on Saturday afternoon one hour before Mass.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Instrumentalists

Age 13 years and up

Our music ministry is greatly enhanced by our instrumentalists. They play at liturgies and special events.  Ongoing Activity • Year round • One year commitment • Time commitment is rehearsal as required • Skills required: ability to read music and be flexible • Experience required: a minimum of 2 years lessons or experience.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Children & Teen Choir (seasonal)

Grades 3-12

EASTER CHOIR

We combine grades 3-12 for Christmas and Easter, including our annual Festival of Carols and Stories held in December. Practices start approximately 4 weeks ahead of time.  Christmas, Easter and December Festival of Carols and Stories • 4 weeks prior to the event and performance  • Time commitment is half-hour to one hour rehearsals • Skills required: enjoy singing • No experience required.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Angel Choir

Ages 4-8

Seasonal • Participate in Festival of Carols and Stories •  Rehearsals four weeks prior to the performance • Time commitment is half-hour rehearsals • Skills required: enjoy singing; follow directions • No experience required.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Hand Bell Choir

Age 16 years and up

Our fine Hand Bell Choir is a fun and talented group that plays at special liturgies and events.  Ongoing Activity • Serves the designated Mass time • One year commitment • Time commitment is rehearsals and Masses or events • Skills required: be able to read music and play in concert with other bell ringers • No experience required • Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings September through April.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Sound Board

Age 16 years and up

Soundboard operators insure quality of sound during liturgies.  Ongoing Activity • Serves 1-3 times per month • One year commitment • Time commitment is 30 minutes before Mass, during Mass until the music is finished • Skills : ability to distinguish musical voices and clarity of spoken word • No experience required • Training is provided.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Music Librarian and Assistant 

Age 16 years and up

Assist choir director in re-filing, maintaining and updating music files. Time is flexible, but needed most during Lent/Easter and Advent/Christmas. Ongoing Activity • Ongoing • One year commitment • Time commitment is flexible • Skills required:  be attentive to detail; ability to alphabetize accurately; some knowledge of printed music • No experience required.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.


Festival of Carols and Stories

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“An Unexpected Christmas”  FOR ALL AGES! Bring your friends and family!

God’s plan causes a stir with the angels as he sends a tiny baby to make a home on earth. “They won’t be expecting THAT!” Our children perform this charming play with music by all our groups. We are making memories and reminding ourselves to expect the unexpected with Jesus’s coming today and always!

 Cookies and beverages for all after the program.

CONTACT: Patrice Pakiz at 651-683-9808 ext. 107.

 
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