Music Ministry

Welcome to St. Philips Music Ministry
 

All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises!!!

This site was initiated so that Music Ministry Members would have a chance to go over the music selections for the upcoming Masses of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. 

        “A liturgical service takes on a nobler aspect when the rites are celebrated with singing, the sacred ministers take part in them, and the faithful actively participate.” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy 113)

We are singers and musicians using our talents to help the worshiping community fully participate in and experience the liturgy. As God’s servants through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the STP Music Ministry provides music to enhance our liturgy and deepen the spiritual experience of the community. Our mission is one of prayer, thanksgiving and contemplation for the love of God. We provide an enriching spiritual experience through musical selections that both compliment the readings and the season. We believe that music moves people to see the Eucharist as alive and real as God has intended for us, His children. Thank you for joining with us in this ministry of music and helping in the building of God's Kingdom.

About Us 

What are the requirements to be a member: First there is a one on one audition with the music director. Although music reading is a plus, not knowing how to read music should not hold you back.

For vocalist we look for accurate pitch and ease of melody recognition.                                         Rehearsals are held on Thursdays evenings at 7:00pm in the Church.

For instrumentalist we look for skill of playing. You don't need to be a virtuoso player but because of the amount of music we play and the frequency of music turnover, a certain level of proficiency is required.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays evenings at 7:00pm in the Church.

"All these men were under the supervision of their fathers for the music of the temple of the LORD, with cymbals, lyres and harps, for the ministry at the house of God. ...Along with their relatives—all of them trained and skilled in music for the LORD ... Young and old alike, teacher as well as student, cast lots for their duties."  1 Chronicles 25:6-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to access the music. Practice and be ready for rehearsal.

Weekly Music Selections

 

Interested in the Music Ministry?

Call Steve Cortinas,

Music Director

(361) 991-5146, ext. 224