Music ministry is an important part of Parish life at St. Mary’s. The Second Vatican Council teaches:

“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, §112).

At St. Mary, we strive to follow all the directives on sacred music given to us by Holy Mother Church, and where these lack we look to Her Sacred Tradition for guidance. Below, you will find a list of the various music ministries at St. Mary’s.

If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please see below.

Adult Choir

The foundation of sacred music in any Parish, aside from the priest and the faithful singing their parts, should be the Parish choir. The main choral ensemble at St. Mary’s is the St. Cecilia choir and is a mixed choir (men and women), open to anyone highschool-aged or older.  Most of the repertoire is drawn from the Church’s rich patrimony of sacred polyphony, as well as modern compositions in the sacred style.

The choir sings the proper antiphons (Entrance and Communion) for each Sunday, a harmonized Responsorial Psalm, as well as sacred motets at Offertory and/or Communion for the 9 am Mass every week.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 -7:30 pm in the John Bosco room in the Parish Center.

Sunday warm-up starts at 8 am.

Contact  Breton Abbondanzio at

Men’s Schola