Saints Peter & Paul’s Music Ministry participates in weekly liturgies as well as special events throughout the year. There are multiple ways one can participate beginning with the Cantors and the Choir.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality and variety of music for our faith community by utilizing the musical gifts of our parishioners, as well as those of guest musicians, so that every individual, young and not so young may experience a close, loving and meaningful relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Originally two separate choirs, The 'Parish Adult Choir' represents members from both Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Easton, and St. Michael's Mission Church in St. Michaels, Maryland. The Parish Choir generally sings at weekend Masses twice per month. Other liturgies sung are Thanksgiving Day Mass, two Christmas Eve services, Holy Week including Easter Vigil services, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and other special liturgies as called upon throughout the year. Choir practice is scheduled to alternate each month between Sts. Peter & Paul and St. Michael's Churches. Rehearsals begin mid September and continue through early June.
The ability to read music is not required, though helpful. New members are always welcome! Contact Krys Kozinski, Music Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-822-2344, ext. 8. Office hours are Monday through Thursday.
Weekend Masses Sung 1st Sunday of the month -1O:30am at Saints Peter & Paul Church, Easton, MD 3rd Sunday of the month - 10:15am at St. Michael's Mission Church
Rehearsals Day: Wednesdays Time: 6:30-8:30pm Place: Sts. Peter & Paul Church/St. Michael's Mission Church - as schedule
CCME's members span from ages 13 to 80. Organized in the winter of 2005, this group has not only changed from being a teen music ministry, but it has also matured in its creative and technical ability to deliver Contemporary Christian music at its best. Teenagers turning 13 by December 31 and who sing and/or play instruments, are welcome and invited to join. The group is under the leadership of Parish Music Director, Krys Kozinski, with assistance from member, Rob Porter.
Weekend Masses Sung Day: 2nd and 4th Sundays ofthe Month Time: 10:30 am Place: Sts. Peter & Paul Church
Rehearsals Day: Tuesdays Time: 6:30 pm Place: Sts. Peter and Paul Church
The Parish Adult Choir and Hispanic Music Ministry Group join voices during Holy Week and for special celebrations as they arise. We truly enjoy singing together and appreciate each other for the musical gifts each one of us has to bring to liturgy. What a blessing it is to be able to sing God's praises together!
Members of St. Joseph's Mission Church Choir sing every Sunday at the Mission Church in Cordova, under the leadership of Shirley Boyle - email@example.com Rhearsals are scheduled several times throughout the year. The Mission Choir also joins the Parish Adult Choir to sing for special liturgies.
All cantors and parish musicians attend scheduled meetings between the months of September and June to review music for upcoming Masses, and to learn new hymns and Mass settings.
The cantor is our leader of song" one whose job it is to encourage the congregation to fully participate at Mass by praying and singing. Cantors are coached and trained by the Parish Music Director. New cantors work with a "Buddy" until he or she is ready and comfortable to cantor on their own. As a parish cantor you will be scheduled to Sing for Masses each month according to your availability. All cantors are asked to substitute for each other when needed.
The ability to read music is helpful but not necessary. It is important, however, that cantors have a good feel for music, are able to sing on pitch and learn music with relative ease.
Won't you consider being a cantor at one of our three parish churches? Give back to God the gifts He has given you.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Krys Kozinski, Parish Music Director at 410-822-2344, ext. 8 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.