Liturgical Ministries

Ministers of Music

St. Augustine, the great doctor and bishop of Church, rightly proclaimed that one who sings, prays twice. St. John Bosco taught that a house without music is like a body without a soul.

 

With good cause then, do we take great pride in the rich array of music ministry that is available at St. Benedict Parish to bring life to our liturgies.

 

Each Sunday mass at St. Benedict enjoys its own musical style and repertoire. Our organists, musicians and leaders of song help lead the congregation toward full participation in the sacred liturgy.

 

Our parish musicians and choirs are available for ministry at weddings, funerals, and other parish celebrations upon request.

Adult Choir ~ 11:00 am Sunday


The Adult Choir offers a rich repertoire of traditional and classical liturgical music. They add a wonderful solemnity to our worship. Practices are on Wednesdays 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm They sing at Sunday 11:00am Mass, and are available for other parish functions upon request. Contact: Tammie Cancelli




Cantor & Organ ~ 8:00 am Sunday


At the 8:00 am mass, music is led by Brie-Anne Theriault on organ and piano and Peg Wyatt as cantor. They provide spiritually uplifting music that includes a mix of traditional and contemporary hymns. The pipe organ features improvisation and a wide variety of music literature that spans seven centuries Contact: Brie-Anne Theriault




Contemporary Christian Music Choir ~ 9:30 am Sunday (Hall)


The Folk Choir, besides providing inspirational music, also gives a wonderful example of stewardship, as all the musicians and singers are volunteers. Practices are on Sunday mornings before the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the hall. They sing at Sunday 9:30 am Mass in hall, and at First Friday Mass. Contact: Kelechi Nwosu




Italian Choir ~ 9:30 am Sunday (Church)


The Italian choir helps keep alive the rich musical and faith tradition of our Italian community. Practices are on Tuesdays 8:00 p.m. They sing at Sunday 9:30 am Mass in church. Contact: Massimo Soscia




Youth Choir ~ 5:00 pm Saturday


Led by Joseph Sebastian and Joshua Pace young people gather to exercise the ministry of music. Practices are on Saturdays 3:45 – 4:45 pm They sing at Saturday 5 pm Mass. Contact: Joseph Sebastian and Joshua Pace




Contemporary Christian Music Choir ~ 12:45 pm Sunday


Our Contemporary Christian Music is the latest jewel in St. Benedict's musical crown, having begun their ministry in January, 2010. This group favours a praise and worship style. They offer their musical talent on a volunteer basis. Practices are on Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings. They sing at Sunday 12:45 p.m. Mass. New members welcome. Contact: Kelechi Nwosu





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