Music Ministries

Our Choirs and Instrumentalists

 Notes from the Director, Jitka Cinibulk

Our last Mass before summer break will be Sunday, June 25.  We give thanks for our dedicated cantors who will support the liturgy during this time. 

 

Join any of our Choirs at our usual practice times in the Multipurpose Room off of the Parish Center Courtyard!

Contemporary Ensemble: Tuesdays at 6:16

Cantabile Choir: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Resurrection Choir: Monthly on Thursday 9/8 at 10:30 am

New members are always welcome and invited to join us. Call the Church Office or stop by after Mass. We would love to talk to you about joining our Choir! 

 

 

 

Handbells 

Musically talented volunteers of different ages with good coordination, a sense of rhythm and commitment are always are welcome to join. Handbells play twice a month at our various Masses and for special occasions. Practice Thursday Nights from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  Open to all 5th Grade and up. 

Intro to Handbells:    5:30 - 6:30 pm Thursday in the Church

 

 Cantors: 

Serve as psalmists and song leaders during the celebration of Mass.  Practice is individual with the Music Minister. 

Field Notes from our Ministers


" I was already a choir member but felt Jesus asking for more even though I was scared to leave the security of the choir.  Now, every year I give to the cantor ministry ingrains the beautiful prayers that are the Psalms deeper in my heart.  They return unexpectedly all day and night to bless me endlessly with their comfort.  I feel like the Psalmist in chapter 16 verse 7; "I bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my heart exhorts me."

Cantabile Choir:

Featured at the 10:00 am Mass, this choir sings traditional sacred music for SATB arrangement.  Other occasions include special Holiday concerts, Caroling and Music Festivals.  Practice is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

Field Notes from our Ministers

"Singing expresses myself to God; I can be joyful or sad and convey it deeper than just in words.  Hearing our voices blend in harmony thrills me!  How dependent we are on each other!  I am not alone!  I am united in my happiness or sorrow,  united in my faith and the need that is the human experience.  How eloquently it is expressed through song."


 

 The Contemporary EnsembleThe Contemporary Choir:

 Singers and instrumentalists of all ages and voice ranges sing contemporary liturgical music in a relaxed group setting at the 11:45 a.m. Mass.  Less formal than the 10:00 Choir  but equally committed to quality, this diverse group practices on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Parish Center.


      Field Notes from our Ministers
     " We were new to the parish and thought joining the choir would be a good way to meet people and "get involved."  What happened was that Christ "got involved" with us.  We have a deeper appreciation of the Liturgy and the other people that serve Him around us and how He uses what we give to make us better people.   We are still "getting involved" in the deeper meanings of the Mass, of Friendship and of Ministry."  

Resurrection Choir 


    Talented, dedicated singers composed from St. Joseph's choirs and cantors enhance the funeral liturgy with appropriate hymns, psalms, and songs. Rehearsals are once a month, mostly on the first Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Church and thirty minutes before a funeral.  This special choir is a ministry in itself. 


      Field Notes from our Ministers
        "Singing during the 'happy times' of Easter and Christmas is not the ultimate expression of joy. The Resurrection Choir expresses joy in the real hope of Resurrection at every gathering.  That is where the real joy is.  That is where real faith is."

Spirit Mass

     "Tongues of Fire,"
the Spirit Mass Choir, enhances liturgical worship through the most current spirit filled music found.  Open to young adults ages 11 and up. Practice is held 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. prior to Mass every Sunday in the Church.   

 

Music Ministry Contact Information


For information regarding the Contemporary Choir, the Cantabile Choir, Resurrection Choir, Children's Choir and Cantor ministry, contact the Music Director,

Jitka Cinibulk
863-294-3144 or jcinibulk@stjosephwh.org

For Spirit Mass information

contact Joy Currier, Coordinator

jcteach1@aol.com