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

MATTHEW 25 HANDBELL CHOIR & 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 new Handbell Choirs at SMM. Inorder to join, you do not need to be able to read music. We rehearse in the church on Thursday evenings from 5:30 -6:45 p.m. This group, called the Matthew 25 Handbell Choir, will go at a relaxed pace and is an opportunity to serve others while making music. SMM also has a Liturgical Handbell Choir which rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:45 - 8:15p.m. This choir goes at a faster pace and requires music reading. Both choirs are open to new members. To join, please contact Mary Murphy at the parish office or mmurphy@smmlb.org. We look forward to welcoming new members.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Handbell Rehearsal and Playing Schedule.


Adult Choir

Parish 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. Anyone is welcome who is high-school age or older and can sing on pitch. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, 6:45—8:45 p.m. September through May, in the church.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Adult 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, Mother’s Day, Pentecost, and a few other times during the year as specified below. We rehearse September through Pentecost. Invite a friend! Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 9:45am – 10:30 am in room B3 of the SMM center, unless otherwise noted. Come and make a difference in our parish family!

Click here for the 2017-2018 Junior Youth Rehearsal and Singing Schedule.


Youth Choir

All youth in grades 4 – 12.  Rehearsals are between Masses on Sunday morning, from 9:45-10:45 am. 

We rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, beginning in August. This choir sings an average of two liturgies per month, from September through June. We sing with the Parish Choir for Triduum other major liturgies.

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 for the 2017-2018 Youth Choir Rehearsal and Singing Schedule.


Cantors

Cantors perform an important ministry by leading the assembly in sung prayer. Cantors are scheduled in advance and rehearse prior to the weekend scheduled to sing.


Choristers and Chimers for Grade 3

All third graders are welcome. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 9:45-10:30am.   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 . 


Cherub Choir

All children ages 4 to kindergarten are welcome. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 4:15-5pm 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.


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.