Music Ministry

Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms. Psalm 95:1-2


Do you like to sing?  You are warmly invited to join our Music Ministry for the praise and glory of God! Music inspires our community to pray, celebrate, and heal.  Like other ministries, the Music Ministry is made up of people like you. We ask you to consider whether your faith experience can be made more meaningful by using your God- given musical talents in serving all who look to our parish as their spiritual home.  You are welcome to join in any time of the year and the details of how you can get involved are listed below.  If you have a gift of music you feel called to share, please contact Michael Deane, Director of Liturgy and Music, at

Cantors & Psalmists
The cantor’s function is to lead and encourage the congregation in singing. In preparation for the liturgical celebration, the cantor may introduce and teach new music to the people. Cantors lead the music at every celebration at our parish. They are our song leaders, animators, and psalmists.
Time commitment: Rehearsals are once a month for two hours, cantor at Mass as your schedule permits.

SFDS Chorale
The Chorale sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. In addition, this group sings for evening Holy Day Masses, Midnight Mass, Triduum, Confirmation, and other Special Celebrations during the Church Year. This choir sings from September through May, and sings a wide variety of congregational music as well as a varied repertoire of well-composed choral music. Instrumentalists are also needed!
Time commitment: Rehearse every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., sing at 10:30 Mass from September through May, as well as special liturgical celebrations.

 Contemporary Choir
The Contemporary Choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. This choir sings year-round, and sings a wide variety of congregational music as well as a varied repertoire of contemporary music. This diverse group also includes an ensemble of guitars and various other instruments. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Time commitment: Rehearse once a week and sing at 9:00 a.m. Mass.

Do you play an instrument? Please consider donating your talent! We occasionally need accompanists, string, or brass players for special liturgies and weddings. There is often a stipend available.
Time commitment: As your schedule permits. If you are a trained musician and can help out once in a while, please make an appointment for an interview.

SFDS Chorale
Contemporary Choir
Children's Choir