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Music Ministry

The ministry of music is an integral part of worship at St. Francis Xavier and we offer many opportunities for parishioners to enjoy both instrumental and vocal music. In 1995 St. Francis Xavier installed a 30 rank Casavant Feres organ that was built especially for our church.

Whatever your musical ability, St. Francis has a place for you in our music ministry.

The Sunday 11:30 Choir
St. Francis offers several different offerings for music within the parish. The adult traditional choir, SATB (Soprano, Alto Tenor, Base) Choir is open for high school students to adult singing traditional and contemporary music. St. Francis Music Director Jonathan Metzinger leads this choir.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the choir loft. This choir sings at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays and for all major liturgies. All voices are welcome!

The Saturday 5:00 Choir
This choir is comprised of a small ensemble that sings at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday. Rehearsals take place on Saturday afternoons. The group inludes bass, guitar, strings, percussion and other instruments. The contemporary choir is led by Matt O'Connor.

The Sunday 9:30 Choir
The Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass has a small ensemble group that sings contemporary church music. This group is open to all, with rehearsals at 8:30 on Sunday mornings prior to Mass. Joe DiCamillo plays and directs.

The Gym Mass Music Group
The Sunday gym liturgy offers a choir and instrumental ensemble for the 10:15 service. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:30. John Geis is the director of this music group. All voices and instruments are welcome.


 

Instrumentalists and Cantors
Instrumentalists are always welcome to enhance liturgies with their musical gifts. If you have a talent you wish to share please phone the director of music, Jonathan Metzinger, at the Parish Office.

Cantors proclaim the word and lead the congregation in song and praise. As volunteer liturgical ministers they share their talent on a rotating basis. Anyone interested in sharing his or her talent is welcome to phone the parish office for more information.

Hand Bell Choir
St. Francis has a lovely three-octave hand bell choir that plays at special liturgies. We wish to expand this ministry with new members so if you are interested in joining or have questions please call the Parish Office.

Information regarding the parish music program may be found at the Parish Office at (847) 256-4250.

 

 

 

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