Whether by the use of instruments, song, or dance, music is a very vital means of praising God. Music transforms our prayer into a higher form and helps unite the congregation in one voice of praise and celebration. We are blessed at Saint Francis Borgia to have a rich tradition of choral music in our Liturgies, and it continues to grow . Our parish offers several opportunities for those interested in serving in this important ministry.
As you consider your gifts of time and talent, please think about joining our choir family. You don't have to be a great musician to join the choir – we help you develop your talents at every rehearsal in a loving and encouraging environment. Singing the Mass as part of a choir family is a wonderful and profound experience – please come and see for yourself!
If you would like to share your love of liturgical music by serving in one of these ministries, please contact:
The Adult Choir at Saint Francis Borgia is an active and thriving group of singers. There are over 40 members in the choir, singing soprano, alto, tenor and bass. No auditions are necessary, just a willingness to be a part of the sung prayer of the liturgy.
The Adult Choir meets on most Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Choir Room of Jesuit Hall. The Choir is open to adults and high school students who enjoy singing and fellowship.
The choir sings at the 9:00 AM Sunday morning Mass. The choir is also an integral part of the Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter seasons.
The children’s choir is open for children in grades 3-8 in both the day school and PSR programs with weekly rehearsals, currently on Wednesdays, from 3:15 - 4:00 pm in the Choir Room of Jesuit Hall. Being part of the Children's Choir provides an opportunity for the children to develop an appreciation for music, share their talents, and learn to work together to make beautiful music.
This choir periodically sings at weekend Masses and some special liturgies.
The Resurrection Choir at Saint Francis Borgia is a group of men and women who have flexibility in their schedules who sing at many of the funerals in our parish. The members gather about 15 minutes before the funeral liturgy.
Their main purpose is to lead the singing of the assembly at the Funeral Mass and to perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy of praying for and burying the dead.
Cantors lead the singing at the Saturday 4:30 pm Mass, and the 7:00 am and some 11:00 am Sunday Masses. Cantors are assigned to Masses as befits their schedule and are accompanied by piano or organ. Rehearsals with accompanists are immediately preceding Masses. You may be asked to serve alone or with a duet or trio.
If you have a vocal talent that you would like to share, then being a cantor may be for you. Cantors are asked to attend occasional Archdiocesan Music Office Cantor Workshops held throughout the diocese.
Please contact Lucy Tobben at 636 239-2883 if you are interested in serving our parish in this ministry.