MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD!
Our Music Ministers at St. John’s are those individuals or small ensembles whose primary purpose is to lead and support the assembly in prayer and music by inviting and engaging the assembly without dominating or diminishing their active participation. This group of individuals is committed to leading music at weekend and other special Liturgies, uniting the assembly through prayer and song and sharing in the Eucharistic celebration.
For more information contact Jaci James, Director of Liturgy/Music.
Training is provided for those who exhibit a natural or formed talent in music, hospitality, and leadership. New cantors and musicians must actively participate in a larger group (Spirit Singers, LIT Band, or Voices in Praise) for at least one season prior to being considered for leadership at weekend or other special liturgies.
Participants must be committed to practicing with the group on a regular basis. Spirit Singers consist of men and women, age 16 or older, who sing unison to 4-part choral/hymn song with instrumentation as available. They lead music at masses and special liturgies from September through May, rotating at each mass time. Complete schedule available.
Voices in Praise (VIP)
The assembly truly responds to small groups of music leaders. VIP is an ad hoc group of musicians who gather to rehearse at least one hour before mass or special liturgies. Some additional instrumentation or part reading may be involved. Anyone age 12 or older is welcome to participate. This group leads at all mass times. Complete schedule available.
Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in LIT Band as singers or instrumentalists. This is still a fairly new group of youth who gather to share Christ through the prayer of music. Please come and grow in faith with us! Complete schedule available.
Choir for Christ
This choir is for youth in grades 2-6th. They generally practice a couple of times a month and sing at all mass times on a rotating schedule. All are invited to join this enthusiastic group of young musicians! Complete schedule available.
For those who have a flexible schedule during the day, you may enjoy sharing your gift of music with families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This group sings, as requested, for funeral liturgies on weekdays and weekends.
Do you play an instrument? Share your talent by playing at weekend masses and other special liturgies – especially at Christmas and Easter!!! This is for anyone grade 7 through adult. See the Director of Liturgy and Music if you have an appropriate/sacred solo instrument piece that you would like to share for quiet reflection or praise before mass!
Audio/Visual Tech Ministry
Reliability, integrity for the Mass, an ear for good audio, with a commitment to learn the equipment. These are some of the qualities we are looking for in our Audio/Visual Tech Ministry team members. Initially train on audio equipment, assist in set-up and take-down of audio equipment for musicians each weekend and for special liturgies, assist at mass with DVD presentations, homily assists, etc. More extensive training required for this ministry. Potential for growing technology support needs.