Choirs and Music
Music is an integral part of every liturgical celebration at St. Monica. Time and again visitors to St. Monica comment that the music has moved them beyond any previous liturgical experience. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has published several instructions since Vatican II on the place and preparation of music for the Sacred Liturgy. The most recent statement is entitled: Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship published in 2007.
Each of our Liturgies has a unique character and speaks to people with varying taste in music, from very traditional music to very contemporary music.
5:30 p.m. Saturday Liturgy
For more information on our Saturday 5:30 p.m. Choir, click here.
7:30 a.m. Sunday Liturgy
This Liturgy has great music from our tradition and is led by Gary Denk with our organist. It has a more reflective feel than some of our more contemporary services.
9:30 a.m. Sunday Liturgy – The Family Mass
The 9:30 Liturgy is sometimes called our “family” Mass. Families and people of all ages attend and are uplifted by music and liturgy under the direction of Eric and Julie Becker. At this Liturgy, a special Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered as well as child care services in the upper Duval Center.
11:30 a.m. Sunday Liturgy – St. Cecelia Choir
This liturgy has a more traditional feel, with the choir accompanied in most cases with the organ. Music is chosen from the vast tradition of the Church’s musical heritage and includes both metrical hymns and polyphony from the renaissance period to contemporary.
1:15 p.m. Sunday Liturgy – Teen Liturgy
This Liturgy is led musically by the group Monica’s Joy under the direction of Ed Archer. The group is composed of high school and college age students who come together to make great music and lift the community’s heart, mind and soul to the Lord.
5:30 p.m. Sunday Liturgy – Young Adults Mass
This vibrant Liturgy is geared equally towards young adults and the young-at-heart! Known for its pop / rock and soulful gospel-style music, the soprano / alto / tenor / bass choir and house band are led by musical director Daniel Houze. Babysitting services are offered from 5 pm-7pm. You'll want to arrive early for this popular evening Mass! For more information on the Sunday 5:30 choir, click here.
For more information on St. Monica's Gospel Choir, click here.
For more information contact Dale Sieverding, Director of Liturgy and Music, at (310) 566-1520 or by email.