Music Ministry

That my heart may sing to you and not be silent (Ps. 30:12)

Whether comforting us in moments of despair or lifting us in moments of joy, music speaks to us in ways that are otherwise inexpressible. In our liturgies, music helps to unite us body and soul in prayer with one another and experience God’s presence among us.  Our Music Ministry is dedicated to helping us all pray together in song and to move us to “full, conscious and active participation”* in the Mass. 

If you have the gift of music and would like to share it with the parish, our Music Ministry needs you!  Help us Help our faith community pray through song and consider joining one of our ensembles. Below you’ll find information on ways to get involved.

*Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, no. 14

 

Collaborative Adults

  • Adult Ensembles (Director: Kelly Clark)

Our collaborative musicians are invited to help provide music at a weekend liturgy of their choice, at either parish and at any time. Ideally, each Mass is supported by a small instrumental ensemble (guitars, piano, solo instruments, etc.) and a group of singers. Repertoire for these masses tends toward a contemporary style, while still honoring traditional roots. All adult musicians come together once a week to rehearse music for the weekend liturgies.  Musicians are also invited to participate in music for Christmas, Holy Week, and other special liturgies.

 

Masses:  St. Anne: 4:00, 8:00, 10:00; St. Catherine:  4:00, 9:00 11:00

Rehearsals: Thurs., 7:30- 9:00 pm, STC Church

 

St. Anne Youth

  • Youth Choir (Director: Kristen Gleason)

In this ensemble, both new and experienced musicians from 2nd – 12th grade come together to create music that speaks to all ages. Young musicians are mentored by their older peers and advanced musicians are given special responsibilities as cantors or featured in small group pieces.  This group sings together at one grade level mass each month.  They are also invited to sing for additional seasonal liturgies and other special events.  

 

Masses: 10:00 AM, once a month at a grade level Mass

Rehearsals:  Thurs., 6:00-7:00, STA Church

 

St. Catherine Youth

  • Teen Ensemble (Director: Kelly Clark)

This ensemble provides music for the 5:30 Sunday evening liturgies that follow the Confirmation program schedule.  Singers from 7th grade and up are supported by a worship band comprised of student and adult musicians.   

 

Masses:  5:30 pm, Sunday

Rehearsals: Thurs, 6:00-7:00, STC Church

 

  • Children’s Choir (Director: Kristen Gleason)

The Children’s Choir welcomes children in 2nd-6th grade.  They provide music for the 9:00 AM Mass on the first Sunday of the month and other special liturgies.

 

Masses:  9:00 AM, 1st Sunday of the month

Rehearsals:  Weds., 6:00-7:00 STC Music Room

 

 

Kelly Clark

Music Director
KellyC@LWCatholic.org
978-320-4205

Kristen (KiKi) Gleason

Assistant Music Director
KristenG@LWCatholic.org
978-486-4100, Ext. 180

If you would like to join us, please email Kelly Clark or Kristen Gleason, or call the Collaborative Music Office at 978-320-4205.

All members must complete Protecting God's Children training and complete a CORI form.

Other Opportunities


Christmas Choir

The choir welcomes extra singers interested in singing during the Christmas season for the annual Ecumenical Christmas Concert and at Christmas liturgies. Rehearsals will be posted in the bulletin.

Triduum Choir

Also a four part choir this groups combines with a variety of instrumentalists to prepare the music for the Paschal Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil).  Rehearsals are TBD. 

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