The Music Ministry at St. Francis Xavier offers an avenue of service for members of the parish. The purpose and aim of the Music Ministry is to inspire and lead the congregation to pray and praise God’s name through music and song. All are welcome to join Music Ministry.

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Adult Choir

The Adult Choir rehearses weekly from September through early June and sings at the 10:00 am Mass 2-3 times a month and at various Holy Days and celebrations throughout the year including Confirmation, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and Holy Week. The group is open to all adults and high school aged teens. Rehearsals are Thursday Evenings from 7:00-8:30. A commitment to regularly attend weekly rehearsals is expected.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir rehearses weekly from October through early May and sings at the 10:00 Mass once a month and at the 4:00 Christmas Eve Family Mass, Easter Sunday and First Communion. The group is open to children ages 8-12. Children serving in this ministry learn various aspects of proper singing in a group while praising God’s name. We have a lot of fun singing God’s praises! Rehearsals are Thursday Evenings from 6:00-7:00. A commitment to regularly attend weekly rehearsals is expected.

Cantors

Cantors should be competent and confident singers comfortable leading the congregation in song. Music reading is very desirable. Training is available to encourage growth and development. Cantors are scheduled on a rotation according to availability.

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists are invited to share their talents to enhance the worship experience during Mass. Proficiency at playing an instrument is necessary. String, woodwind, brass and percussion are all desired.

Contact

For more information about any of the Music ministry groups, please see or contact Music Director, Mark Epling at 815-254-3263 or email at mark.epling@sbcglobal.net