I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. (Psalm 104:33a)
The Saint Ambrose parish is so blessed with abundant musical talent within our community. Has God so blessed you? We invite you to serve in music ministry! There is a place for everyone – veteran and new, young and young-at-heart, instrumentally gifted, vocally talented, and those who just like to sing.
Excitement is building, so if you have considered music ministry in the past but have hesitated to take the step, now is the time!
There are several opportunities to participate:
· Adult Choir – rehearses each Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the church to prepare for singing at 8:30 and/or 11:00 Sunday Mass as well as holy days. No experience required. High school and older.
· Seasonal Choir – for those able to participate in a more abbreviated format, a seasonal choir will enhance the weekly adult choir during the high seasons of Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter. High school and older. No experience necessary.
· Children’s Choir – for grades 3-8. Weekly rehearsal on Wednesdays 5:15-6:15 pm and singing at one Mass approximately once per month. Season begins in October.
· Instrumentalists – we encourage participation by those with talent playing these instruments: piano, organ, guitar, woodwind, brass, string instruments, drums/percussion. Audition required.
· Cantors – experienced cantors are need for all Masses, and particularly Saturday @ 4:00 pm and Sunday @ 5:00 pm. Audition required.
· Liturgical Ministry – we have needs in the following areas:
Soundboard assistant – particularly for Saturday @ 4:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 Masses
Environment assistant – help with flower arranging, hanging banners, watering plants, organizing supplies
Music librarian – help sort and file music
We have certainly been through some challenging times recently, but there is nothing quite like the power of music to bring a sense of the power of God into our lives! Music is one of the ways we worship. The heart is where worship begins. We invite you to come learn, rehearse, and share God’s Holy Word through His beautiful creation, music.
We look forward to working together, thank you!