God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. Indeed, God, the giver of song is present whenever his people sing his praise. (Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, 1)
Within Music Ministry there are two Adult Choirs, one High School Choir, and two choirs of Middle School and Elementary age children that enrich the congregational singing.
Our choirs have been diligent in discovering and assuming their role in the liturgy. Choir members, like all liturgical ministers, should exercise their ministry with evident faith and should participate in the entire liturgical celebration, recognizing that they are servants of the Liturgy and members of the gathered assembly. (Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, 28) The choirs encourage us in our singing and also minister to us at times when our hearts are full off sorrow.
Take a moment to read through the descriptions of the choirs that make up Music Ministry at Saint James the Apostle Church. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of Music Ministry as you continue your faith journey with us.
Janet Natale, Director of Music Ministry JNatale@SaintJamesParish.org
John M. Kubiniec, Organist
Office of Music Ministry - 973-376-3044 ext. 127