Music Ministry

The Second Vatican Council, speaking of the choir, stated emphatically: "Choirs must be diligently promoted", provided that "the whole body of the faithful may be able to contribute that active participation which is rightly theirs." Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #114
To learn more about any of these ministries or to become involved please contact Mary Murphy at mmurphy@smmlb.org


HANDBELL CHOIRS

LITURGICAL HANDBELL CHOIR

Did you ever want to play a musical instrument but never had the opportunity? We need people who are willing to ring bells for the Handbell Choirs at SMM! Although music reading is helpful, it is not required. We rehearse in the church on Thursday evenings from 6:45p.m. — 8:20p.m. To join, please contact Mary Murphy at the parish office. We look forward to welcoming new members!

Click here to register or request more information or call the parish office (724-335-2336).

Click here for the 2019-2020 Handbell Rehearsal and Playing Schedule.


Adult Choir

Adult Choir is a community of men and women who love to sing, and are committed to support and enhance the assembly’s worship on Sunday and Feast day liturgies. We sing a wide variety of musical styles - contemporary, traditional, classical, and gospel. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, 6:45p.m. — 8:45p.m., and the choir is in recess through the summer months.

Click here to register or request more information or call the parish office (724-335-2336).

Click here for the 2019-2020 Adult Choir Rehearsal and Singing Schedule


Cantors

Cantors perform an important ministry by leading the assembly in sung prayer.  We welcome inquiries by those who would like to learn more about being a cantor at SMM. 

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Youth Choir

Youth Choir welcomes all youth singers in grades 4 – 12. This choir sings an average of two liturgies per month, and is in recess throughout the summer months. Rehearsals are between Masses on Sunday morning, from 9:45a.m. — 10:45a.m. The Youth Choir is an extension of the Youth Ministry here at SMM. Each month various youth participate as Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Ushers.

Click here to register or request more information or call the parish office (724-335-2336).

Click here for the 2019-2020 Youth Choir Rehearsal and Singing Schedule


Junior Youth Choir

Junior Youth Choir leads the singing as we teach music to our 2nd graders who are preparing for First Holy Communion. In addition to singing for First Holy Communion Masses, the Junior Youth Choir sings for Christmas Eve, Easter, Pentecost, and a few other times during the year as specified below. We rehearse September through Pentecost. This is a great way to introduce your child to music in a faith-filled environment. Invite a friend! Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 9:45a.m. – 10:30a.m. in Room B3 of the SMM center, unless otherwise noted. Come and make a difference in our parish family!

Click here to register or request more information or call the parish office (724-335-2336).

Click here for the 2019-2020 Junior Youth Rehearsal and Singing Schedule


Schola

Scholas are small groups of singers (usually 4-8) who lead the assembly in sung prayer. They often sing in four-part harmony and rehearse prior to the weekend they sing.  Scholas sing several times throughout the year.

 Click here to register or request more information or call the parish office (724-335-2336).


Cherub Choir

All children ages 4 to kindergarten are welcome. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 4:15p.m. — 5p.m. in room B-6 in the Center. This choir sings several times a year in combination with all the other youth choirs. This is a great way to introduce your child to music in a faith-filled environment.


Choristers and Chimers for Grade 3

All third graders are welcome. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 9:45a.m. — 10:30a.m.   This choir sings and plays hand chimes several times a year in combination with the other youth choirs. Learn new songs, make new friends, and share your faith .