Music Ministry is a family within the larger St. Francis family coming together to praise and pray with instrument and song. Making music together is a great way to grow your faith as an individual or a family and serve the larger community at the
Activities & Events:
We sing and play at all regular Masses and Holy Day Masses as well as many other events throughout the year.
Our “season” runs roughly September through the second week of June. Wednesday night is the big rehearsal evening for most musicians with choir practice from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and other special interest groups meeting a little before or a little after as needed. This rehearsal is a requirement to sing at the 11:00 am Sunday Mass but all are welcome. Rehearsal is typically divided into the first half being music specific to the larger 11:00 am choir and the second half being music for the upcoming weekend.
All musicians arrive one hour before the scheduled Mass time for rehearsal for that Mass. 5:00 pm Saturday and 8:30 am Sunday Masses do not have a mid-week rehearsal. All other rehearsals are as needed and scheduled according to the needs of the group. Students – time can be counted as service hours both for school and church needs.
The ability to sing on pitch or to play your instrument at least at the intermediate level is a good starting point. Being able to read music and learn quickly are helpful attributes if your preferred Mass is one with no mid-week rehearsal. Above all, an open mind and willingness to learn and create together to transform notes and sounds into prayer is essential.Contact Michelle Nehrbass, Music Director