Music Ministry

Music, especially sacred music, has always been a unifying human force. At its most powerful, the harmony created in music serves as a glorious example of the cooperative spirit by which God intends us to live our lives.

It is in this spirit that the music ministry at St. Joseph Parish approaches liturgical music. We welcome all parishioners with open arms and place no requirements on participants other than a willingness to serve Christ’s church, a commitment to attend rehearsals, and an openness to learn music and have fun.


Adult Choirs

There are four weekend Masses, each with its own unique musical tone, from traditional to contemporary, from chants to guitar, and we encourage you to participate in the variety of styles offered. The music ministry at St. Joseph is dedicated to promoting the connection to the Divine through the vehicle of music. We invite you to experience the unifying and healing force of God’s music.

If you would like to participate in the music ministry, or if you just have comments or questions, please contact the Pastoral Music Coordinator, Philip Jennings at philipj@stjoegold.org.

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Saturday 5:15 pm Mass – rehearses Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 7:30 am Mass – rehearses at the convenience of the musicians
  • Sunday 9:15 am Mass – rehearses Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am Mass – rehearses Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm

Youth Choir

The youth choir helps to enhance the music of the liturgy by their singing. The youth learn not only how to sing as a group, but also become acquainted with the hymns, songs, psalmody, and responses of the Mass. Ultimately, they learn to sing and pray as active members of the community. The youth choir is open to boys and girls fourth grade through high school and is lead by Julie Spawn and Gary Bishop. Rehearsals are currently held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 pm and the choir usually sings at the 11:00 am Mass the last Sunday of each month unless a holiday prevents this. The youth choir runs September through May, but does not meet during December.