Music Ministry

St. Paul Parish has had a vibrant music ministry for many years. The music used for the Liturgies is a mixture of traditional and contemporary repertoire.

Under the direction of Carrie Oliver-Shultz since 2003, the Music Ministry is a vital part of the Liturgical and Communal life of the parish.
Carrie Schultz Music
Our Music Director is a 1998 graduate of Otterbein University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. She has participated in numerous conventions for the National Pastoral Musicians Association and Music Ministry Alive! all over the country. She has written many pieces of music for the Liturgy and co-wrote a musical setting for the Mass under the new translation with our parish guitarist, Rick Witkowski.

ADULT CHOIR/INSTRUMENTALISTS

Our 16-member Adult Choir leads worship at the 11:00 am Sunday Mass every weekend, in addition to special feasts throughout the Liturgical Year.  The Adult Choir also offers their musical gifts through outreach into the local community, singing for nursing facilities, community events and occasionally other local church’s Worship Service or Liturgies.

Our current instrumentalists at the 11:00 am Sunday Liturgies are:

  • Rick Witkowski, acoustic guitarist
  • Spencer Thomas, part-time pianistMusic Ministry Group Photo
  • Katrina Williams, occasional flautist
  • Pat Neeley, Cindi Revay & Chuck Oliver, hand percussionists
  • Carrie Oliver-Shultz, hand drum percussionist (congas, djembe drums)
  • Josh Perrone, occasional percussionist (congas, drumset)

**We are currently looking for an organist/pianist (paid position), volunteer choir members and volunteer instrumentalists of any kind.

Please contact our Music Director, Carrie, at singingpraisecos@gmail.com or call the church office at (304) 748-6710.

The Adult Choir and Instrumentalists rehearse every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and at 10:00 am on Sundays before the 11:00 am Liturgy.

CANTORS

Cantors are needed for all Weekend Liturgies, which are:

  • Saturday, 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, 8:30 am & 11:00 am
  • Sunday, 6:00 pm

CHILDREN’S CHOIR/VOICES OF HOPE MIDDLE-SCHOOL CHOIR

Our Youth Music Ministry consists of a 30-40 member Children’s Choir (Grades K through 5) and Middle School Choir “Voices of Hope.”

The Children’s Choir rehearses every Monday from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm in the church and sing at the 11:00 am Sunday Liturgy once a month, as well as occasional Liturgical Feasts throughout the year.  They also sing through ministry outreach to local nursing facilities and community events.

New members (K through 5 grades) are always welcome at any time throughout the year.

Please contact our Music Director, Carrie, at singingpraisecos@gmail.com or call the church office at (304) 748-6710.

 

Our middle school choir, “Voices of Hope,” consists of students in grades 6 through 8.

“Voices of Hope” sings for occasional Sunday Liturgies, Special Feast Liiturgies throughout the year and outreach ministry to local nursing facilities and community events.

“Voices of Hope” also incorporates bell-choir and drum-circle music into their repertoire to be used for Liturgies throughout the year.

New members for “Voices of Hope” are welcome at any time throughout the year by audition only.  Rehearsals are every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Please contact Carrie, our Music Director, for inquiries or to set up an audition at singingpraisecos@gmail.com or call the church office at (304) 748-6710.

 

WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF NEW MUSIC MINISTERS!

If you are new to the parish, or a long-time or current member, please consider offering your gifts and talents to be a part of this wonderful ministry family!

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