Music Ministry

All throughout salvation history, the people of God have worshiped with psalms, canticles, hymns, chants, and all sorts of sacred songs. This music is not meant to simply make us “feel good,” but to orient our hearts to the One, True God. As ministers of sacred music, we are called to share the gifts the Lord has bestowed on us. We are blessed to have many opportunities to do so at St. Francis:

Adult Choir

Max Menkhaus | (440) 461-0066 x108

The adult choir sings a variety of music such as SATB hymns, Gregorian chant, modern worship songs, and much more. This group sings at the 10:00 am Sunday liturgy, holidays and special occasions. Any high school aged person or older may join the adult choir.

Cantors

Max Menkhaus | (440) 461-0066 x108

Cantors lead the congregation in song at most weekend liturgies. Cantors should be musically proficient vocalists and be able to lead the congregation.

Children’s Choir

Ryann Sefcik | (440) 461-0066

The children’s choir is an ensemble of school-aged children which helps to lead congregational singing at some weekend liturgies and special occasions.

Handbell Choir

Max Menkhaus | (440) 461-0066 x108

The Handbell Choir adds to the music ministry at special occasions. Any high school aged person or older is welcome.

Instrumentalists

Max Menkhaus | (440) 461-0066 x108

Musically proficient instrumentalists are encouraged to share their gifts at weekend liturgies and other special occasions. Instrumental rehearsals are held in conjunction with the Adult Choir.

LifeTeen Band

Max Menkhaus | (440) 461-0066 x108

The LifeTeen band plays regularly at 6pm Sunday evening Mass. This group mostly plays modern worship music, but also keeps within our Catholic heritage through hymns, gregorian chant, and psalms.