Music Ministry Office (210) 494-1660
Director: Gary Marks
“Praise God in his holy sanctuary; Give praise for his mighty deeds; Give praise with blasts of the horn, with harp and lyre, with tambourines and dance, with crashing cymbals; Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord!” (from Psalm 150)
Music Ministry – Who We Are
The Music Ministry of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church is comprised of adults, teens, and children, who commit themselves to fostering the sung prayer of the assembly - inspiring its communal worship of God, nourishing its faith life, and supporting its parish mission statement: "To spread the good news of Jesus Christ to all God's people by word and action."
Each week, the members of St. Mark’s Music Ministry seek to enhance the spirituality of our community through sung prayer. They do this in a variety of ways: through their participation in a choir, as instrumentalists, or as cantors. Our members, from the young through the young at heart, all share the same purpose: to return their gifts of time and talent to their community so that all may be inspired to praise and honor God. In the process, friendships are formed, knowledge is gained, faith is deepened, and perhaps, even a new part of one’s self is awakened.
Perhaps you have previous choir experience, play an instrument, or have other musical talents. Or, perhaps you simply love to sing and wish to nurture and develop that interest. Whatever the case, we would love to have you join us for music, fellowship and sharing as we praise God through this special ministry. We encourage you to share your gifts with your parish community. Each choir or ensemble has scheduled rehearsal time weekly, unless otherwise noted, and sings/plays for a specific liturgy on Sunday, or as scheduled at other liturgies and special events at St. Mark.
We welcome all who are interested in serving in our music ministry and value your individual gifts and contributions. Below you will find a list of offerings. For more information, please contact the music ministry office. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Music Ministry – How to get involved
10:00 Sunday Choir - This choir ministers at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass and other Holy Days throughout the year. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the church unless otherwise noted; additional rehearsals as given in schedule. In addition to the parish repertoire of hymnody, the choir sings traditional and contemporary SATB choral literature in a variety of styles. Middle school students entering 8th grade, High School students, and adults of all ages are welcome not only to sing in the choir, but also to play their orchestral instruments to accompany the choir at Mass.
5 p.m. Life Teen Ensemble - This vocal and instrumental ensemble ministers at the Sunday 5 p.m. Sunday Life Teen Mass, high school confirmation and other Holy Days throughout the year. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings 7– 9 p.m. in the church unless otherwise noted. Additional rehearsals are given in the schedule. The ensemble focuses on contemporary vocal literature in 2-pt, SAB (and occasional SATB literature), as well as music in a variety of styles from the general parish repertoire. Choir members and instrumentalists represent a wide range in ages. Middle school students entering 8th grade, high school students and adults of all ages are welcome.
Calendar, Cantor Schedule and Hymn Schedules
Cantor Schedule - September & October 2015
Cantors, accompanied by organ or piano, minister to the worshiping assembly by leading the singing at the Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., and Sunday 12 noon Masses. Cantors are assigned on a rotating basis. Cantor formation and training is scheduled periodically throughout the year. Contact Dr. Dolores Martinez, director, for more information.
Middle school students entering the 8th grade, high school students and adults of all ages who play any orchestral instrument or guitar, are invited and encouraged to participate in the 10 a.m.choir or the 5 p.m. Life Teen Ensemble. Rehearsals for the 10 a.m. choir are held approximately every other Sunday after the 10 a.m. Mass in the Day Chapel. Rehearsals for the 5 p.m. Life Teen Ensemble are held on Sunday afternoon in the main sanctuary from 3:30 – 4:40 p.m.
For more information, contact Gary Marks at (210) 494-1660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.