Sacred Heart Music Ministry
"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
The Music Ministry enhances our liturgies and celebrations with the Church's rich tradition of music, both vocally and instrumentally. Participants in this ministry enjoy that special sense of community that comes from making something beautiful together, for God, and for his people. For more information please contact our Director of Music, Kelly Rizzo-McLain, at the Parish Office (313) 278-5555 extension 106 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adult Choir of Sacred Heart is a group of dedicated parishioners who lead the community in song at our liturgies. The choir sings every weekend at 9:30am Mass from the first weekend after Labor Day through Pentecost. The rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Sacred Heart Adult Choir welcomes anyone who wishes to participate. You do not need to know how to read music or have previous expereicne singing in a choir. Please join us! All are welcome!
Cantors are individuals whose role in our liturgies is to lead the assembly as they pray in song, combined with the role of psalmist. This is a specialized ministry requiring an audition and training sessions with the music director. Please contact Kelly Rizzo-McLain for more details.
Adult Handbell Choir
The Adult Handbell Choir utilizes our 4-octave set of Malmark Handbells as well as our choir chimes and Whitechapel English Handbells. Although the ability to read music is a helpful skill, it is not required to ring bells. Please contact Kelly Rizzo-McLain if you are interested in joining the handbell choir.
Instrumentalists are a long-standing tradition at Sacred Heart Parish. Their contribution to sacred liturgy adds a special musical dimension to the use of the organ and the piano. If you have ability in this area please consider sharing your talent.
The Youth Choir warmly welcomes all children of Sacred Heart parish, ranging from grade 2 through grade 8. Formation and activity of the choir takes place during the school year. There are announcements in the Guardian as well as a flyer sent home with Sacred Heart School and Religious Education students. The Children’s Choir will sing typically sing at the 11:30am Mass the last Sunday of the month, and will also sing on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals are Wednesday afternoons from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. For more information please contact Kelly Rizzo-McLain
Children's Handbell Choir
The Children’s Handbell Choirs are formed each September. The children must have the capacity to read music and be disciplined to work in a group setting. They perform at school functions as well as play for other liturgical celebrations. For more information please contact: Linda Einpaul through the School (313) 561-9192.