Music Ministry

Saint John the Baptist Parish - Music Program 

Adult Choir is open to all adults ages 18 and over.  The adult choir sings at the 4:00 Mass on Saturday afternoon, generally on the 2nd and 4th full weekends of the month.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to about 7:15 beginning September 18.  There is no rehearsal on Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving.  We practice in the church choir loft.  One of the front doors on the Lincoln Avenue side of the church will be unlocked.  As a member of the regular adult choir you will NOT be expected to sing at every Mass the choir is scheduled for.  If you do wish to sing at a given Mass, however, we ask that you attend the rehearsal(s) for that Mass.  

Seasonal Choir is open to all adults and young adults ages 15 and over.  The seasonal choir prepares and sings for special occasions that may include the Advent Season, Christmas, Confirmation and Holy Week.  Rehearsals follow the regular adult choir practice on Wednesday evenings from about 7:15 to 8:30.  In preparation for the Advent season and Christmas, seasonal choir rehearsals will be held every Wednesday from October 16 to December 18 except Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving.  

Youth Choir is open to all children from Grade 3 through College.  The youth choir sings at the 10:00 Mass on Sunday mornings and for limited special occasions.  Rehearsal immediately follows the Mass for about 30 minutes.  As we get nearer to Christmas and other occasions that require more music, rehearsal may be extended by an additional 15 to 30 minutes.  The youth choir begins singing at Mass on September 22 with practice immediately following.    

Cantors are often members of one or more choirs but that is not a requirement.  We are always in need of cantors.   If you are interested in serving as a cantor, please contact Phil after Mass at the church or by email to  

All of you that are willing to help out in a choir or as a cantor will be provided with helpful material that makes it easy for you to learn and practice your music.  We have demonstration recordings of just about everything we sing and they will be made available to you.  You will be given as much individual coaching as you want.  

Instrumentalists are also invited to participate in the music ministry.  Contact Phil if you would like to offer your talent as an instrumentalist.  You can see him after Mass or email him at  

Funeral Music Planning: Please visit our planning page on this website for more information and planning suggestions.

Please direct your questions to anyone in the music ministry at St. John's Church or send an email to Phil Clayton at 



Saint James Parish - Music Program


ADULT ENGLISH CHOIR:  a choir sings twice a month at the 4pm Mass on Saturday, with a rehearsal immediately prior to the Mass (3pm) in the church.  PLEASE JOIN US AS OFTEN AS YOU ARE ABLE.


CONTEMPORARY CHOIR:  a choir with guitars, piano, drums, etc, and a more "contemporary flair" -- for teenagers and adults -- sings on the fourth Sunday of the month at the 8:30am Mass.


CHILDREN'S CHOIR (FAMILY MASS CHOIR):  all school-age children and young adults are invited to join -- we will sing once a month at the Family Mass (Sunday 8:30am Mass).  
ADULT SPANISH CHOIR:  the choir sings weekly at the 11:30am Mass on Sunday.  Rehearsals are every TUESDAY at 7pm in the Parish Center.

ADULT VIETNAMESE CHOIR:  the choir sings weekly at the 7pm Mass on Saturday.  Rehearsals are held immediately after the Mass.

Funeral Music Planning:  please consult our music planning page on this website for information and suggestions.

Please direct your questions to anyone in the music ministry at St. James Church or send an email to Scott Ness at 
















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