The primary goal of the Music Ministry is to enhance the celebration of the Mass and other liturgical services with appropriate music. This includes the singing of hymns and anthems and the use of instrumental music to establish a background for prayer. Adults in the Music Ministry are fully certified through the Protecting God’s Children program.
Adult Choir usually sings at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Practice is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the church. The choir also sings at the Advent Lessons and Carols, Tenebrae, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick and other celebrations. The choir is always looking for new people to join the group. Contact: Music Director Mary Heagy at 724-538-5258 or email@example.com
Bell Choir performs at special liturgies. Adults, youths and teens are encouraged to join. Contact: Mary Heagy at 724-538-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cantors sing at the 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. Music Director Mary Heagy will train cantors on an individual basis. More cantors are always welcome. Contact: Mary Heagy at 724-538-5258 or email@example.com
Children’s Christmas Choir—The Children’s Christmas Choir presents a Christmas Cantata before the 4 p.m. Liturgy on Christmas Eve. Any child—in kindergarten or older— from our school, parish or CCD program is welcome to participate. Teens and adults are welcome to participate as well. Join with your child and make it a family tradition! We are always looking for singers and instrumentalists (guitar, trumpet, flute or clarinet). We begin to practice in late October. Contact: Mary Heagy at 724-538-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Instrumentalists—We are looking for instrumentalists of all ages. Contact: Mary Heagy at 724-538-5258 or email@example.com
Passion Play—Each Lenten season, St. Alphonsus performs a musical Passion Play, “Make Us Believers.” The play was written by Bob Summers, a former parishioner and youth minister at St. Alphonsus. Students and adults act in the play and help with production. Check the bulletin for audition and rehearsal times. All are welcome to participate. The performance is open to the public. Contact: Mary Heagy at 724-538-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org