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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:  The Church Office at 760-689-6200.


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 the Church Office at 760-689-6200 and ask who to contact for Music Ministry.