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Music

“Music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things. As St. Augustine says, ‘Singing is for the one who loves.’ Music is therefore a sign of God’s love for us and of our love for him.” -Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, USCCB

St. Francis of Assisi takes great pride in its liturgical music program.  As ministers of music, our cantors, choir members, and parish instrumentalists strive to lead and enrich the assembly’s sung prayer. 

Participants in our Music Ministry find a deep spirituality in preparing sacred music throughout the liturgical year and enjoy the friendship of other choir members. 

If you like to sing or are a skilled instrumentalist, contact our Director of Sacred Music & Liturgy, Jeremy A. Boyer, for more information about being involved in our liturgical music program: jboyer@sfastl.org 

St. Francis Parish ChoirLeads music weekly at the 9am Mass as well as other feast days throughout the liturgical year.  The choir sings a variety of musical styles, including modern hymnody, chant and polyphony.  The choir typically rehearses each Wednesday at 7pm from September through May, with other rehearsals as necessary. All voice parts are welcome from high school age and up. Contact: Director of Music & Liturgy, Jeremy A. Boyer at jboyer@sfastl.org

St. Francis Parish Children’s ChoirThis choir is a group of talented students from our parish in grades 3-8.  They sing at the 11:00am Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the school year. For a more complete schedule and more information, Contact: Director of Music & Liturgy, Jeremy A. Boyer at jboyer@sfastl.org

St. Francis School ChoirThis choir is an auditioned group of talented students from our parish school in grades 3-8.  They rehearse each Wednesday at 3pm in church and lead music weekly at daily Mass when school is in session. Contact: Director of Music & Liturgy, Jeremy A. Boyer at jboyer@sfastl.org

Resurrection ChoirOur Resurrection Choir sings at funerals and gives much comfort to our families in their time of need. Members are called and advised of the time and date they are needed and if possible join to lead the singing for Mass.  This is a very rewarding ministry and a beautiful act of charity. Contact: Director of Music & Liturgy, Jeremy A. Boyer at jboyer@sfastl.org

GuitageThis is a guitar music group that leads the singing at the 4:00 pm Mass on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month. Contact: Bob & Joyce Bennett 846.2626

Contemporary WorshipThis musical group leads music at the 4:00 pm Mass on the third Sunday of each month. Contact Larry Bourneuf 724-4482

Cantors This ministry encourages those who are gifted singers to use their talent to lead the body of worshippers in song at Mass and other parish liturgical celebrations. Cantors are trained in how to most effectively lead the parish in this aspect of worship. If you have been blessed with the ability to lead song, this is a wonderful opportunity to share your talent with your parish community. Contact: Director of Music & Liturgy, Jeremy A. Boyer at jboyer@sfastl.org