Recognizing that vibrant music in Catholic Liturgy is vital to a vibrant worship experience, St. Winifred Parish is blessed with many volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to this mission. Our Music Ministry is comprised of several choirs, with each group supporting the "song of the assembly", providing special music leadership, when needed, and offering instrumental or choral music that reflects the meditative prayer of a particular Sunday or season. For further information and discussion on any area of Music Ministry, please contact Parish Director of Music Ministries, Dianne Falvo, at 412-344-5010.
Children in Grades 1 - 3 are invited to sing with the Youth Choir at the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass (4:30pm.). They rehearse three weeks prior to Chirstmas on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm in the Hrico Room or in church.
Youth Choir is a seasonal choir for children in Grades 4-6 that ministers at special liturgies, such as Christmas Eve, First Communion, Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day. Presently the group rehearses on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm in the Hrico Room.
Ministering at the 4:30 pm. Saturday Mass, this group includes piano, keyboard, guitar, flute, violin and choir but always welcomes
other interested players and singers.
Their repertoire is primarily contemporary Catholic and Christian Music. Membership: High School and older. Rehearsals: 7:00-8:30 pm. The group practices one hou
Music Ministry - Instrumentalistsr before mass.
Various instrumentalists or groups of instrumentalists are formed and used at special liturgies throughout the year. Examples would be trumpets, brass quartet, flutes, slute trio, saxophone, percussion, and strings. Players must be Middle School age or older. Rehearsals are scheduled on an "as needed" basis. Music opportunities also exist for handbells and hand chimes, which are used seasonally.
The Teen Music Ministry is growing and ongoing music opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Junior and Senior Cantors along with various instrumental comprise this exciting component of our parish warship. They minister at select Sunday liturgies as well as special liturgies throughout the year. On occasions they may minister with the Contemporary ensemble or with the Traditional Choir. Rehearsals are scheduled on an "as needed" basis on Sundays from 11:45am-1:00pm in the Church.
Teen Cantors must be interviewed and approved by the Director of Music. A list of Cantor duties and requirements will be provided upon request. There are two groups Junior Cantors- grades 6-8 and Senior Cantors grades 9-12. Junior Cantors must sing with a Senior Cantor or as part of a small group. Senior Cantors may lead the worship on their own. Rehearsals are coordinated and scheduled with the Director of Music.
Teen Instrumentalists may play individually or in a group for a Sunday or seasonal liturgies at the approval and discretion of the Director of Music. Rehearsals are held on an "as needed" basis.
Ministers every Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, September through May, as well as for Christmas, Holy Week and special occasions. Their wide range of repertoire includes classical and traditional choral anthems as well as gospel and contemporary pieces. Membership: High School and older. Rehearsal: Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Hrico Room.