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The choir enriches the celebration by adding musical elements beyond the congregational element with descants and added harmonies sometimes singing in dialogue with the congregation.  They also actively participate in ensemble pieces that enrich the service regarding appropriate liturgical text or theme.  Their role is twofold:  to enrich and encourage congregational singing and to provide beautiful solo music that creates an atmosphere of reverence reflective of worship.  The choir meets on Thursday evenings in the day chapel from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  They rehearse 30 minutes prior to Mass in the day chapel to prepare for the service.

A cantor serves as singer, psalmist, and leader of congregational song.  They are accomplished in the art of singing the psalms with sensitivity to the texts, hymns, and various musical settings of the Mass.  They sing with the congregation and promote participation by the assembly.  Cantors meet on Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m. and remain for choir rehearsal.  Additional rehearsals as preparation for funerals and special services are arranged as needed.