Music Ministry

Church musicians are called to proclaim the Gospel through the universal language of music. Since every Mass participates in the eternal, heavenly liturgy, the music ministry at St. Joseph strives to provide liturgical music that is worthy of this great calling.

We serve all parishioners and visitors by enhancing the prayer of our worshiping community. We seek to use music that not only encourages participation, but also lifts our hearts and minds to heaven.

We serve our music ministry volunteers by helping them to develop their God-given gifts and talents. Through our rehearsal process, we are not only refining our art in service of the Church, but we are also preparing our hearts, minds, and voices to enter into the holy sacrifice of the Mass.

 

Join Us! 

We are actively recruiting for our music program at St. Joseph. If you like to sing and feel called to share your gift, please contact us to get involved! No musical experience is necessary, only the ability to match pitch. ‚ÄčIf you have any questions, please contact Julia Atwood at music@SJCshelton.org or 203-924-9677, x403.

 

Our Choirs

 

Parish Choir

10:30 AM Sunday Mass

We sing from the Church's treasury of sacred music each Sunday. Join this group if you would like to sing beautiful choral music that will nourish you musically and spiritually. No prior musical experience is necessary, only the ability to match pitch. Our director, Julia Atwood, can help you make the most of the instrument that God gave you! We rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Pastoral Center and again on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in the church. For more information, please contact music@SJCshelton.org.

Contemporary Choir & Ensemble

9:00 AM Sunday Mass

This choir sings a combination of traditional and contemporary Christian/Catholic hymns. Please join us in singing and praying at the 9:00 AM Mass. 

Sing and Ring Children's Choir

10:30 AM Mass - First Sunday of the Month

The Sing and Ring Children's Choir is for children in grades 2-8, and Mrs. Atwood is the director. We sing for the 10:30 am Mass on the first Sunday of each month and rehearse each Thursday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. For more information, please contact music@SJCshelton.org.

Hispanic Choir

12:00 PM Sunday Mass (Church)

This choir enhances prayer at our Spanish Mass.  

Teen/Young Adult Choir & Ensemble

5:00 PM Sunday Mass

This choir sings a combination of traditional and contemporary Catholic hymns. Dan Horstmann is the director of this choir. Please join us in singing and praying at the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass. 

 

Leadership

 

Julia Atwood

Director of Music

Mrs. Atwood oversees the parish music program, plans and plays the three organ Masses, and directs both the Parish Choir and the Sing and Ring Children's Choir.

Mass Schedule

 

Saturday

4:00 pm - Cantor and Organ

Sunday

7:30 am - Cantor and Organ

9:00 am - ‚ÄčContemporary Choir and Ensemble

10:30 am - Parish Choir and Organ

12:00 pm - Hispanic Coro

5:00 pm – Teen and Young Adult Choir

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