Music Ministry

If you are interested in joining any of the choirs as a vocalist or to play an instrument, please contact our Liturgical Music Director Ben Billeci at music@stmarysacto.org.

Singing at mass is participating in the Liturgy. Music Ministers pray that music will bring the hearts of all parishioners closer to God through their participation in singing and/or listening. They strive to enhance the liturgy through leadership in song whether as cantors, accompanists or members of the choirs. St. Mary Parish has a long standing tradition of quality, inspirational music.

Parish Family Choir (9:30 A.M.)

  • Sings 9:30 a.m. Mass on 4th or 5th Sundays of the month year-round.
  • Rehearse Sunday morning in the Holy Spouses room from 8:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. just prior to mass.
  • Rehearsal CD’s & music packets picked up 1 week prior (for “at home” rehearsal)
  • Music is a mix of Contemporary & Traditional (some children’s  music).
  • All parish families are welcome. Parish-school hours available.

9:30 A.M. Choir

  • Sings 9:30 a.m. mass on 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month year-round.
  • Rehearse Wednesday nights prior to that Sunday in the Holy Spouses room from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Commitment is at least once a month.
  • Music is a mix of Contemporary & Traditional.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Needed – singers, percussionist, bass player, flute.
  • Video sample of 9:30 p.m. choir singing the Gloria:

11 A.M. Choir

  • Sings 11am Mass every week from September through May.
  • Rehearse Thursdays in the Holy Spouses room at 7 p.m.
  • Commitment is at least twice a month.
  • Music is Contemporary.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Needed: singers, percussionist, bass player

Lifeteen Choir

  • Sings at 6 p.m. Mass the first Sunday of every month from October through June.
  • Rehearse before the Mass in the Church at 5 p.m.
  • Commitment is once a month.
  • Music is Contemporary.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Needed: singers, bass player, instrumentalists

Cantors/Accompanists

Always needed for the 5pm, 8am, & 6pm masses. Tryouts by appointment. Please contact Ben Billeci