At Curé of Ars, one of the many ways in which God's word is shared and experienced is through our parish Music Ministry.
We are blessed to have a very dynamic and strong Music Ministry which understands, loves, and participates in the liturgical life of the parish. With great care and in accordance with liturgical norms and documents, the Music Ministry touches the hearts and minds of all who participate in the Eucharist as well as the various sacraments of the Church.
For all liturgies the congregation is led by professionally and liturgically trained cantors. In addition, we have a dynamic Youth Choir consisting of young people from Grades 3 through High School. The Youth Choir sings regularly at the 9:30 AM Mass on Sundays and rehearses weekly from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM. Special Youth Cantors lead the congregation in song for the proclamation of the psalm and special hymns.
The parish Adult Choir has a very long history of excellence and participation. The Adult Choir sings at the 11:15 AM Sunday Mass in addition to special celebrations throughout the liturgical year. The Adult Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The repertoire of this choir includes classical Catholic anthems and motets as well as contemporary hymns and psalms.
The Music Ministry of Curé of Ars is an active member of the Diocese of Rockville Centre Music Commission as well as a participating member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
Likewise, several members of the parish choirs participate in the Diocese of Rockville Centre Diocesan Choir, Diocesan Schola, and the Honors Choir of the Diocese.
If you would like to become an active member of our parish Music Ministry, please feel free to contact the Music Ministry Office.