Music Ministries

**Several of our ministries are modified or not active at this time due to the pandemic. Please first check with the contact person listed for each ministry or call the Parish Office**

Cantor

The ministry of the Cantor is to lead the congregational singing in the absence of a choir. The Cantor must have a firm background as a solo singer and is responsible for much self-preparation under the guidance and help of the music director. Cantors are also needed for weddings and funerals.

 

There is no regular weekly meeting for rehearsal but there is a sign-up for availability for individuals who are interested in this ministry. Due to the very individual and essential nature of this music ministry, singers are expected to audition and be approved of and trained by the music director.

 

CONTACT: Nelle Bailey nbailey@sjbnf.org.

Parish Choir

This group prepares a blend of traditional and current choral music for the parish liturgies, feasts, and holidays throughout the year.  This group meets weekly to rehearse and sings most weekends at 9:00am Mass. Contact: Nelle Bailey nbailey@sjbnf.org or through the Parish Office.

Daystar

One of St. John’s first music ministries, Daystar prepares contemporary liturgical music for the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses on the first Sunday of the month during the year, October through June. They meet in the church building to practice once a week during evening hours.

 

CONTACT: Marjorie Berg through nbailey@sjbnf.org or through the Parish Office.

Children's Choir

This group is for parish children Grades 3-6. Some exceptions are made for younger students. (This is a good group music activity for homeschoolers). The Children’s Choir meets once a week after school to practice and sings once a month for a Sunday 9:00am Mass and one Christmas Eve and Easter Mass.

 

CONTACT: Nelle Bailey nbailey@sjbnf.org  or through the Parish Office.

Teen Choir

The Teen Choir was recently formed to provide the parish teens and young adults a liturgical ministry in which to serve with their unique talents, interests and abilities. They meet after the 11:00am Mass on Sundays to practice and they sing once a month at an 11:00am Mass.

 

CONTACT:

Hermina Boyle merryvoice2@yahoo.com 

or through the Parish Office.

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