Music Ministry

Contact: Janet Sullivan Whitaker  Email: jwhitaker@sjasr.org  Phone: 925-830-0600

Children’s Choir

This ministry is open to singers who are in the 2nd through 7th grades.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 5:15 P.M until 6:15 P.M., September through May.  The Children’s Choir sings on the first Sunday of each month during the regular school year, and for selected Holy Days as well.

Parish Choir

Men and women of all ages are welcome to join the Parish Choir.  This group rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:00 P.M until 9:00 P.M. in the church, and sings at the 9:00 A.M. and/or 10:30 A.M.  Sunday morning Masses and for major Holy Day liturgies.  Choral experience is appreciated, though not absolutely necessary.

PowerPoint

The PowerPoint Ministry invites people of all ages who are able to operate the slides shown on the screens for all weekend and holy day masses. Middle school youth and teens are encouraged to join this ministry.  Orientation is provided as needed. PowerPoint slides are provided.

Contact: David Magenheimer at david.magenheimer@wcpmc.com

Youth Choir & Band

The Youth Choir provides music leadership at the Youth Mass, which is held at 5:30 P.M. on the 2nd Sunday of the month, September through May.  This ensemble welcomes high school-aged teens who sing and play musical instruments.

Cantor Formation

The ministry of the cantor is open to experienced singers who, after prayerful discernment and inquiry, have trained as leaders of song for the worshiping community.  The Cantor Formation Group meets on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 P.M. in the church.  Basic musicianship and some self-preparation are required for this special liturgical ministry.

Instrumentalists

Experienced instrumentalists are encouraged to share their gifts with the community as members of the music ministry.  Instrumentalists are generally called upon for the primary Holy Days, but also at other times during the year, as needed.