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†  Music Ministry

Welcome to music ministry at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish.

As Pastoral Musicians our mission is...


  • to assist the assembled believers
            to express and share the gift of faith
            that is within them;
  • to nourish and strengthen
    the assembly’s interior commitment to faith;
  • to heighten the texts
            so that they speak more fully and more effectively to each and everyone;
  • to search for and create music of quality for worship
            which includes the use of new musical settings as well as preserving and using the best of
            the old music, including our heritage of Latin chants.

As an expression of faith, we strive to impart a sense of unity to the congregation and set the appropriate tone for every celebration.


There are many opportunities for ministry. We offer music in English and Spanish. Our Sunday (weekend) masses are broken down as follows:

  • Saturday 4:00pm (English Vigil Mass)

              - Traditional Organ/Piano with small choir

  • Saturday 6:00pm (Vigilia Misa en Español)

              - Rotating choirs

  • Sunday 9:00am- (Mass in English)

              - Contemporary (piano, guitars, flute, violin, drums etc.)

  • Sunday 11:00am- (Misa en Español)

              - Rotating choirs and same as vigil


We welcome all who have a calling to be in music ministry whether you can play an instrument or just want to sing.


Opportunities to participate in music besides Sunday masses:

  • Parish Penance Services
  • May Crowning
  • Retreats
  • Quinceañeras
  • Holy Days of Obligation
  • Ministry Days

Contact:  John Koss (Coordinator of Liturgy and Sacred Music) at 760-689-6207 or jkoss@stpeter-fallbrook.org

Para información en Español llame Juan Domingo 949-614-6205 y deje su mensaje.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be able to read music to be in this ministry?

Reading music is not required but it sure helps.


How old do I have to be to join a group?

Children from 3rd– 8th grade may sing when there is a special children's choir at Christmas but you must be in the 4th grade to sing on a regular basis with an adult group.


How can I become a cantor and what are the qualifications?

To become a cantor you must have an above average voice and the confidence to use it. You must then audition and if you are accepted there is a short training that you will take. This is entirely up to the music director.


Do I have to sing every week to be in the ministry?

No. Many people choose to sing twice a month and many of our groups are designed to sing every other week. We are flexible in this regard.


Do you offer any music classes or private lessons?

No, I’m afraid we do not have the ability to offer lessons. There are qualified people in Fallbrook who can teach you anything you want to learn but we do not offer that service.


When are rehearsals?

That all depends on the group you are in. Many groups meet just before Mass to practice but some meet another day during the week. You might want to get that info before you commit to a particular group.


How do I get started?

Easy. Just call or email John Koss(Coordinator of Liturgy and Sacred Music) at 760-689-6209 or

The Musician's Prayer


Oh Lord, please bless our music that it might glorify your name.

May the talents that you have bestowed upon us

be used only to serve You.


Let this music be a witness to your majesty and love,

and remind us that You are always watching, and
listening, from Your throne above.


May Your presence and beauty be found in every note.

May the words that are sung and the music that is
played reach the hearts of Your people,

especially our brothers & sisters here at St Peter the
Apostle Parish so they will draw closer to You in
mind, heart, and soul.


May your Spirit guide us through every measure

so that we might be the instruments of Your peace,

and inspire the hearts of Your people gathered here

to proclaim your glory with glad voices, and to be
testaments and witnesses of Your unending love.