The choir enhances the liturgical celebrations by leading the music ministry at Sunday Masses through hymns and songs that will ensure the “full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgical celebration” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 14). The whole church community benefits from participating in the Eucharist through prayerful music.
The Ministry of Music enables us to rejoice in and worship the Lord through His wonderful gift of music! James 1:17 explains that every good gift comes from God - and music is most certainly one of those gifts. We experience the Word of God, His message for us and the Holy Eucharist each Mass in various ways. The many songs written for His glory are just one of those ways!
The Music Ministry is thoughtfully and prayerfully provided at each weekend Mass by our devoted group of musicians and long-time parishioners. Their efforts and joyful praise have given the parishioners of St. Anthony's a long tradition of beautiful liturgical music. The Sunday Mass choirs are directed by Ian Law at the 9:00 am Mass and Alenka Rener at the 11:00 am Mass, while Noel Murphy provides the music for the 5:00 pm Saturday Mass.
If you love music and would like to join one of our 2 choirs, or would like more information, please leave a message at the parish office. We are always on the lookout for new members and welcome any level of musical ability. Our regular Sunday Masses start with a rehearsal approximately 45 minutes before each Mass, and additional rehearsals for special occasions are announced as needed.