"We are many parts, we are all one body, and the gifts we have we were given to share!"
Everyone here at St. Padre Pio has gifts to share. If you sing or play an instrument, there is room for you to share your talent. Please consider donating a little of your time to the music program of your parish.
If you are interested in becoming part of the St. Padre Pio Music Ministry, please contact Carl Chadek, Director of Music & Liturgy, at (773) 569-3506 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Music Ministries have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please check with the Parish Office if you have any questions. These ministries will resume once restrictions have been lifted.
Music Ministry Opportunities
St. Padre Pio Parish Choir
The St. Padre Pio Parish Choir is a traditional adult choir that sings a variety of classical and contemporary works. All parishioners of high school age and up are welcome.
The ability to read music is not required but you must be able to carry a tune.
The choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. and sings most often at the Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass. The choir season is generally late September through early June.
St. Padre Pio cantors lead us in song at Mass. Cantoring is unique opportunity for singers to participate in an important ministry that can be tailored to suit your schedule. All parishioners of high school age and up are welcome.
A beautiful “solo” voice is not required but you must be a confident singer that enjoys being front of an assembly. The ability to read music is not required but is helpful.
Cantors rehearse on an “as needed” basis.
If you vplay an instrument, there’s a place for you. Young players are welcome as well as advanced students and adults.
Woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion all have a place in much of the music that is offered at Mass. Keyboardists will have access to our terrific pipe organ and fine grand pianos.
You must be able to read and perform music of moderate difficulty. Music can often be arranged specifically for your particular ability.
Instrumentalists rehearse on an “as needed” basis.