The U.S. Department of Health and Scientific Experts in the field of Voice and Aerosol Transmission have published reports that urge the limitation of singing during the COVID Pandemic. Tentative plans are being made to resume Cathedral Choir rehearsals safely in September. Congregation singing should continue to be done with precaution – masking and distancing. Please check the weekly bulletins for updates.
Mission: The Music Ministry provides music that enhances the spoken word for the Liturgy.
“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song untied to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy. Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when the divine offices are celebrated solemnly in song, with the assistance of sacred ministers and the active participation of the people.” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, para 112 & 113)
To this end, music at the Cathedral of St. Jude provides a solid foundation in the faith formation of those who gather for worship on a weekly basis throughout the Liturgical Year.
What do we do: The Music Ministry develops choirs, provides music for Weekend Liturgies, Holy Days, Special Sacramental Liturgies, Weddings and Funerals and other special ceremonies.
Membership: Membership is open to parishioners who are willing and able to sing at Liturgies and special occasions.
Meetings: Regularly scheduled rehearsals are scheduled. The Music Director attends the Diocesan Liturgical Commission Meeting.
Training/Preparation: Choir Members receive vocal music, theory, and scriptural education at rehearsals. No prior experience is required.
Background checks and Safe Environment Training are required of helpers for Children’s Choir and the Director of Music.
Point of Contact: Jo Greene through the Cathedral Office 727-347-9702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.