SACRED MUSIC

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Choirs & Ensembles 

Adult Choir

Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Performances Sundays, 10:30am Mass 

St. Monica Adult Choir is a 30-voice volunteer choir of professionals and music-enthusiasts along with paid section leaders. The choir performs regularly at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass and for special events and concerts throughout the year. Repertoire is selected from a variety of sacred music genres from the 15th c. to the present day and housed in the extensive and ever-growing choral library. 

Children's Choir

Rehearsals Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm
Performances Sundays, 10:30am Mass (once a month)

St. Monica Children’s Choir is open to children of all ages to engage with Catholic liturgy through music. Choristers explore the vast collection of sacred music while developing their singing and musicianship techniques. The repertoire ranges from hymns and Mass settings to 2-part polyphony by composers from the past and present. This choir rehearses Wednesday afternoons from 3:15-4:15 pm and performs monthly at the 10:30 am Mass on Sundays.

Open to all children of the parish. Musical literacy is not required, however the chorister must be able to read and take instruction.

Praise & Worship

Rehearsals (contact Sean)

Performances on the first Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 pm

St. Monica Praise & Worship Led by Sean Scott, this ensemble performs contemporary worship music for the evening hour of Eucharistic Adoration on the first Thursday of each month. Contact Sean for details about how to join: sean.scott@redeemerradio.com

Handbell Choir

Rehearsals 

Performances first Friday of each month while school is in session, 8:15am Mass

Instruments

Rehearsals 

Performances Sundays, 10:30am Mass 

Cantors

Masses on Sat. at 4:30pm

Sun. 8:30am and 10:30am

Interested in joining our music ministry?

Contact the Director of Liturgical Music, Lorraine Mihaliak

lmihaliak.stmonica@gmail.com  ·  (860) 978-7695 

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2022-2023

“Sacred music also carries out another task, that of bringing together Christian history: in the liturgy, Gregorian chant, polyphony, popular music and contemporary music resonate. It is as though, in that moment, there were all the past and present generations praising God, each with its own sensitivity.”   ~ Pope Francis

In this Year of the Eucharist, our ministry will focus on the ways music can invite collaboration and strengthen community within our parish and with all Catholic parishes throughout Mishawaka, IN. 

 

 

2021-2022 

“Cast the net.” This year, our music ministry will explore the Worship Hymnal which offers 1,000 hymns, psalms, chants, and mass settings for Catholic liturgies. We will expand our choral library, introducing new works by composers from the 15th century to the present day. 

Upcoming Events! 

Annual Epiphany Concert

Sunday, January 9th at 4pm

St. Monica, Mishawaka, IN