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Music Ministry

“Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music is of preeminent importance.” - Excerpt from Music in Catholic Worship (1983)

Music is an important and integral part of liturgy. It serves to enhance the gospel message and supports the singing of the congregation. At St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, we have several different groups that assist the congregation and help to enhance the liturgies in order to praise God. The groups that make up the Music Ministries are: 

The Resurrection Choir, which enables families at the funeral services to say goodbye to their loved ones in a beautiful manner. They meet twice a month for rehearsals from September through April, and also combine with the other music groups throughout the year (i.e., All Souls, Christmas concert) to enhance the liturgies and work together as a collaborative group. 

The Hand Bell Choir, which typically plays once a month at the 10:00AM Mass. The hand bell choir is a relatively newer ministry thanks to the generosity of St. Bridget of Kildare parishioners, who offered the financial support necessary for the Music Ministry to start our hand bell choir. They meet for rehearsals from September through the end of May each week on Thursday evenings and collaborate with the other music ministries throughout the year.

The Traditional Choir, which sings at the 10:00AM Sunday Masses from September through the middle of June. This group is dedicated to enhancing Sunday worship as well as assisting special liturgies throughout the year. They meet on Wednesday evenings from September through May and generously give of their time every week, (sometimes several times during the week i.e., Holy Week, Christmas Season, Anointing Mass). 

The Contemporary Choir is made up of a cantor, guitars and piano. They assist the Sunday Noon Mass from September through May. 

Musicians and Instrumentalists are another vital resource to the parish liturgy. There is a cantor program for those individuals with strong vocal and leadership skills (must audition and train with the Director of Music), in which they help to lead the congregation in participation of the songs and acclamations. Our Instrumentalists are currently made up of Flute, Trumpet, Piano, Hand Bells and Guitar and play at various times throughout the year. 

FOR INFORMATION, see Lauren Kelly after Mass or call (440) 886-1468, Ext. 19


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