Music Ministry Overview


Holy Family Music Ministry provides opportunities for parishioners to serve the Church using the their musical talents and abilities.

The Parish Choir is open to parishioners age 14 and above. Rehearsals are scheduled from September through May, on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. The choir sings for the weekend Masses (on an alternating schedule), as well as special Liturgies for Christmas and Holy Week. In addition, the choir presents two special seasonal services each year: A Festival of Lessons and Carols on Epiphany Sunday afternoon, and a Tenebrae Service on Good Friday evening. The ability to read music is helpful but not required, nor are there auditions. A positive attitude and a commitment to serving in this ministry are needed. We promote a joy-filled and prayerful experience of serving the Church.

The Parish Cantor program is open to parishioners age 14 and above. The major role of the Cantor is to prayerfully proclaim the Responsorial Psalm at Mass. In addition, the Cantor leads and supports the sung prayer of the congregation through the responses, hymns and songs. The Cantor does not perform, and is not expected to sing solo. The ability to read music is very beneficial in this ministry, but not required. A pleasant singing voice and a comfort level in a public setting are necessary. Rehearsals are scheduled by mutual agreement with the Director of Music Ministry, as needed – generally before or after weekend Masses, or before Choir Rehearsals.

For additional information on our parish Music Ministry, please contact Eric Blanda,
Director of Music Ministry, at eblanda@dioceseofgreensburg.org, or my phone/ text at 412-582-2512.