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.

SAVE THE DATE

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. ‚ÄčIf you have any questions, please contact Dan Horstmann  at dan@SJCshelton.org 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, Sarah Rodeo, can help you make the most of the instrument that God gave you! We rehearse on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. For more information, please contact dan@SJCshelton.org.

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. 

Sing and Ring Children's Choir

10:30 AM Mass - First Sunday of the Month 

*Currently this Choir Has Ended For The Summer*

The Sing and Ring Children's Choir is for children in grades 2-8, and Mr. Horstmann is the director. We sing for the 10:30 am Mass on the first Sunday of each month and rehearse each Thursday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Pastoral Center. For more information, please contact dan@SJCshelton.org.

Hispanic Choir

12:00 PM Sunday Mass (Church)

This choir enhances prayer at our Spanish Mass.  

Teen/Young Adult Choir & Ensemble

5:00 PM Sunday Mass

This choir sings a combination of traditional and contemporary Catholic hymns. Mr. Dan Horstmann is the director of this choir. Please join us in singing and praying at the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass. 

 

Leadership

 

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. 

EMAIL: Dan@SJCshelton.org

 

Mass Schedule

 

Saturday

4:00 pm - Parish Choir and Organ

Sunday

7:30 am - Cantor and Organ

9:00 am - ‚ÄčContemporary Choir and Ensemble

10:30 am - Cantor and Organ

12:00 pm - Hispanic Coro

5:00 pm – Teen and Young Adult Choir

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