Director of Music and Worship: Cat Menzies
Assistant Music Directors: Dylan Guzak, Jay Schumacher and Tom Kluka
St. Malachy is home to a vibrant and welcoming music ministry offering ensembles of all ages, styles, and skill levels providing music for masses and our yearly concert series. Our goal is to give praise to God through the preparation and presentation of music to the best quality possible, to enliven the soul and invigorate our faith, while bringing us deeper into prayer. We are always looking for new people! For more information contact Cat at x1103 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.Sing to the Lord, Music in Divine Worship, USCCB
The Worship Choir is an SATB Choir with instrumentalists singing all genres of music. Though we primarily sing for the 9:30 am Mass, this group does occasionally sing other masses. The Worship Choir rehearses 7:30-9pm on Wednesdays in the church from September through mid-June.
The Cantor Ministry is a beautiful ministry for confident vocalists looking to share God’s Word through song. This ministry is an extremely rich ministry that leads the congregation in song and also leads prayer services, etc. depending on availability. Contact Cat to inquire about becoming a cantor!
Our contemporary choir is open to persons late high school/college and above. This choir primarily sings for the 11:30 am Mass on Sunday but occasionally sings other masses as well. Currently in a praise band set up, we have vocalists, piano and synthesizer, guitars, drums and auxiliary percussion. We rehearse 7:00-8:30pm on Thursdays in the church. If you are interested in joining this ensemble, please contact Cat.
St. Malachy Handbells Ensemble
Whether you haven’t rang in years, or maybe you are looking to get started, the St. Malachy Handbells Ensemble is the perfect setting to foster techniques needed for handbell playing in a sacred space. This choir has no age restriction and is open to all those interested. We rehearse on Wednesdays, from 6:15-7:15pm in the church.
Genesis Choir (Children’s Choir)
All children 1-5th grade are welcome to come and learn about our God while singing music and learning good technique and skill set in music. We rehearse most Sundays during the school year from 10:45am to 11:25am in the Youth Group area. We sing approximately once per month in addition to concerts and feast days. Please contact Jay at email@example.com or call the Parish Office, x 1103 to inquire about joining. Take a listen to our little ones singing Lord Prepare Me during one of our recent rehearsals!
Choir of Everlasting Life (COEL Choir)
Our resurrection choir is one of our most rewarding ministries aiding families in their darkest times. In addition to funeral liturgies we also sing for masses such as All Souls Mass as well as concerts. While Cat helps direct the choir throughout the year, Tom Kluka is the primary conductor of this ensemble for our winter and spring concerts.