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Music Ministry

Church musicians are called to proclaim the Gospel through the universal language of music. Since every Mass participates in the eternal, heavenly liturgy, the music ministry at St. Joseph strives to provide liturgical music that is worthy of this great calling.

We serve all parishioners and visitors by enhancing the prayer of our worshiping community. We seek to use music that not only encourages participation, but also lifts our hearts and minds to heaven.

We serve our music ministry volunteers by helping them to develop their God-given gifts and talents. Through our rehearsal process, we are not only refining our art in service of the Church, but we are also preparing our hearts, minds, and voices to enter into the holy sacrifice of the Mass.



Join Us! 

We are actively recruiting for our music program at St. Joseph. If you like to sing and feel called to share your gift, please contact us to get involved! No musical experience is necessary, only the ability to match pitch. ​If you have any questions, please contact Dan Horstmann  at or 203-924-9677, x403.


Our Choirs


Parish Choir

4:00 PM Saturday Mass

We sing from the Church's treasury of sacred music each Saturday. Join this group if you would like to sing beautiful choral music that will nourish you musically and spiritually. No prior musical experience is necessary, only the ability to match pitch. Our Organist, Dan Horstmann, can help you make the most of the instrument that God gave you! We rehearse on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00pm in the Choir Loft. For more information, please contact

Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Choir & Ensemble 

9:00 AM Sunday Mass

This choir sings a combination of traditional and contemporary Christian/Catholic hymns. Please join us in singing and praying at the 9:00 AM Mass. 

Youth Choir (Covid Suspension)

9:00 AM Mass - Family Masses for Religious Education

The Youth Choir is for children in grades 3-8, and Mr. Horstmann is the director. We sing for the 9:00 am Family Masses for Religious Education. Rehearsals are on the Sunday's at 8:15am in the choir loft. For more information, please contact

Hispanic Choir

12:00 PM Sunday Mass (Church)

This choir enhances prayer at our Spanish Mass.  





Dan Horstmann

Director of Music

Mr. Horstmann oversees the parish music program. In addition, he plans, plays, and directs both organ Masses as well as Contemporary Masses. 



Mass Schedule



4:00 pm - Parish Choir and Organ


7:30 am - Cantor and Organ

9:00 am - ​Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Choir and Ensemble 

10:30 am - Cantor and Organ

12:00 pm - Hispanic Coro


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