Mr. Joshua Benevento
Pastoral Associate for Music
973 – 744 – 5650 ext. 112
The Music Ministry at St Teresa of Calcutta Parish is alive, active and well! We invite you to join us if you have a desire to create music and make joyful noise to the Lord! Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Music Ministry empowers worship and facilitates prayer in the liturgical celebration. As an integral part of our parish life, this ministry is made up of many talented volunteers who are committed to creating a reverent prayer environment and joyous worship experience through music. The congregation, as fully active and conscious participants, is entrusted with an important responsibility to bring their voices and God-given gifts to the entire worshipping assembly. I invite you to contact me to discuss how you can share your talents with our parish community.
-Gratefully, Josh Benevento
Share your love of Music!
9:30 am Family Mass
Our Family Choir includes Adults and Children who sing and play instruments at the Sunday Family Mass throughout the Family Faith Formation year. All singing abilities are welcome! Your participation promises to be an enriching, fun and creative experience with others who share a love of music.
- Rehearsals: Twice a month at 10:30am for following Sunday
SUNDAY EVENING MASS
6:30 pm Mass
Our Sunday evening ensemble is a blend of Catholic contemporary and Praise/Worship music accompanied by piano, guitar and other instruments. Anyone is welcome to participate with their voice or instrument on any given Sunday. Please contact Josh for more info.
- Rehearsals: 5:30pm every week before mass
Cantors are an essential part of the liturgy. Serving as a Cantor requires good pitch, basic music reading skills and an ability to lead the congregation in song. Each cantor is scheduled based on need and availability. Singers who feel they may be eligible to participate
in this important role in the Music Ministry are encouraged to contact Josh to arrange an audition.
- Rehearsals: As scheduled plus at-home preparation
Instrumentalists enhance the musical offering at our liturgies. Consider sharing your talents if you play an instrument, such as the guitar, bass guitar, flute, violin, trumpet or saxophone.
- Rehearsals: As scheduled; Focused on confidence, sight-reading, rhythm, intonation, and musicality