Join a choir, you’ll be glad you did!
Church choir is a wonderful way for adults and kids to expand their faith and strengthen their journey as they learn about music, the parts of Mass, and how to follow in the path of Jesus and the people of God. Read below to learn more about each of the choirs. Anyone can join at anytime. Please call the church office at 701-282-7217 if you have any questions!
We are so blessed to have a fabulous Adult Choir in the parish. This choir practices Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and sings at a liturgy two weekends a month September through May. It is a mixed male and female choir that enjoys playing together as much as singing together. The commitment these people have made to one another is an example to the whole parish. They truly are “community” to one another. The choir sings music of many styles from traditional to contemporary and classical to gospel. Instrumental music is incorporated as often as possible. Members are always welcome. There is also opportunity for singers to join for Easter or Christmas if the full year commitment does not fit in your schedule.
This group is a smaller ensemble consisting of 10-16 people ringing individual bells to make a full handbell choir. Ages vary from High School to Adult. Although music reading skills are beneficial in playing handbells, they are NOT required to join. The bell choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm and ministers at Mass once a month. The opportunity to be a “substitute ringer” is also available if you aren’t able to play with the group on a regular basis.
Thursday @ Sunset Band
The Thursday at Sunset Band consists of 4 vocalists, a bass guitar, 2 acoustic guitars, electric guitar, keyboard, and trap set player. The main focus of this band is praising God through Contemporary Christian and praise and worship music. This band provides music and leads worship for functions inside and outside of our parish. Some events that the band has played for are Thursday at Sunset worship services, the West Fest parade, and the Collar Classic Basketball game. The Thursday at Sunset Band will expanding their ministry by ministering music once a month at the 11:00 am Mass.
We are looking for anyone interested in being a song leader for Mass. Being a cantor does not require being in any of the other choirs, only dedication to leading song during liturgies. This ministry is open to high school/adult singers.
With all of these wonderful groups, we are always looking for ways to enhance our worship through music. If you have any musical talent (flute, drums, guitar, brass, etc.) please let us know.