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Music Ministries

There are many different ways that you may become involved in music here at Saint Frances Cabrini, and we are delighted to have you join us!

 

With the new mass change, we are trying a little different approach to choir this year, and we hope that it may make it more accessible to anyone who would like to participate.

We know people have busy schedules, and need some flexibility in their lives. Some may want to sing, but can’t make a commitment to each Sunday. Other people may want to sing for weekly masses, but are not available during the Holiday season. So, we think we have developed a schedule that allows a great deal of flexibility.

This year the choir will be two smaller choral groups singing with a cantor at the 8:00 and 10:30 Masses. IN BETWEEN the masses, the two groups will join together to practice for larger events like Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Easter Triduum. This is a great opportunity if you would like to join us to sing on Sundays, or need to make a flexible time commitment, as you would be welcome at either mass.

If you are not interested in singing for Holidays, but would like to join us for Sundays, you could come to either group’s mass preparation time before the mass. We could really use some singers in the group. Please consider joining us in this ministry! It is also a great family ministry.

If you are interested but can’t attend please contact Jill Maria.

Please continue to pray for the musicians and volunteers.

GROUP A
7:25-7:50 Preparation for Sunday Mass (25 Minutes)
8:00-9:00 Mass
9:10-9:55 Combined Rehearsal Choral Music for large events and upcoming Sundays

GROUP B
9:10-9:55 Combined Rehearsal Choral Music for large events and upcoming Sundays
9:55-10:20 Preparation for Sunday Mass (25 Minutes)
10:30-11:30 Mass

For more information please call Jill Maria Murdy at 338-2366 #116. or jmurdy@wbparishes.org

 

Day By Day

 

 Children’s Choir        

The Children’s choir will rehearse under the direction of Jill Maria Murdy.  Students would sing at occasional parish masses, parish social functions, and the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve mass.

 

Christmas Eve 2017 4 PM Mass Prelude Childrens Choir from FrancesCabrini on Vimeo.

4 PM Prelude 2015 Christmas-AMEN Katelin from FrancesCabrini on Vimeo.

Resurrection Choir       

The Resurrection Choir sings at both day and evening funerals as needed. When there is a funeral we use a simple calling list to let people know when the service is and then we get together about a half hour before the liturgy begins.For more information please call Jill Maria Murdy at 338-2366 #16. or jmurdy@wbparishes.org

6 PM Mass

There is a great group of people that plays at the 6:00 PM Mass.  There is a core group of adults who have been making music together for years, and talented high school students also becoming part of the contemporary ensemble, learning how to offer service to the Lord and find joy in musical prayer.

Cantors

Cantors help lead the congregation in worship through song at various weekend liturgies, as well as weddings and funerals. Schedules are made out approximately 4-6 times a year. A general cantor rehearsal may be held to introduce new material and then the cantor arrives one half hour before the liturgy to practice with the accompanist. Much of the material is made available to musicians through Dropbox and digital recordings. Please contact Jill Maria if you wish to audition as a cantor. High school-Adults may apply. We can partner you with an experienced cantor, or work with you to develop your comfort level.  For more information please call Jill Maria Murdy at 338-2366 #16. or  jmurdy@wbparishes.org

 

My Soul is Thirsting- Psalm 63 from FrancesCabrini on Vimeo.

Accompanists

Accompanists are assigned to play at various weekend liturgies and major liturgical celebrations. Schedules are made out approximately 6 times a year. Musician arrives one half hour before the liturgy to practice with the cantor. Additional rehearsals may be required for large Feast Days. Please contact Jill Maria if you wish to audition as an accompanist.

Rise Up Shepherds 9 AM  LORI SCHNEIDER Christmas Day 2015 from FrancesCabrini on Vimeo.

Instrumentalists

We are always looking for talented instrumentalists to enhance the liturgy.  Whether you wish to play on an occasional or a regular basis, please contact Jill Maria to discuss possibilities.  Student musicians are encouraged to participate.

11 PM Mass Christmas 2015 Adrienne Killey French Horn

For more information about any of these music ministries please contact Jill Maria Murdy at 338-2366#16 or  jmurdy@wbparishes.org

 

Christmas Introit and Proclamation

11 PM Mass Christmas 2015 Proclamation of the Nativity Cathy Fehring  .

 

9/5/2018