Music Ministry

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

Music Director, Organist & Livestream Manager

John Buckel
516.798.4992 ext. 240

Contemporary Music Leader

Stephanie Muhs or contact our music office.

Stephanie Muhs is our Contemporary Music Leader for the Sunday 5:15 pm Mass. Stephanie also provides music for outdoor liturgies, adoration, confirmations, and other special events and liturgical celebrations.

Parish Cantors

Matthew Bayen, Caitlin Scharar, Amanda Varelakis & Kara Vertucci

The Parish Choir

Founded over forty years ago, the semi-professional Parish Choir (SATB) remains the pillar of our music ministry. The choir continues to enrich the traditional choral Mass, our most sacred liturgies, and various concerts throughout each choral season. The choir sings a vast variety of repertoire ranging from motets of the renaissance period to new publications. Singers in age from high school through mature adult are welcome to join. A simple audition is required. Previous choral experience is preferred.

Since 2010, the choir has performed notable sacred works of music, including Requiem – Faure, Messiah – Handel (Parts I & III), Messe Solennelle (St. Cecilia) -Gounod (with the former Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre), Gloria – Vivaldi, and The Seven Last Words of Christ – Dubois.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir consists of singers from grades 4 – 12, and includes our High School Leaders and Junior Cantors. This Choir seeks to enrich the Family Mass in song, and welcomes all boys and girls who have a passion for singing.

Advanced Bell Ensemble

Advanced Middle School & High School
This ensemble of boys and girls is made up of intermediate/advanced handbell ringers that enrich our weekend Masses, and various concerts. Almost all the members of this ensemble have gained experience from participating in the Youth Bell Ensemble and Youth Choir.

Youth Bell Ensemble

Elementary & Middle School Grades
This ensemble invites boys and girls to enrich our weekend Masses and various concerts as beginner/intermediate handbell ringers where they learn the basic techniques and methods of ringing in a bell ensemble.

The Grand Piano

In 2022, we were blessed with the addition of a new 6’ Yamaha Grand Piano located in the front of the Sanctuary. This beautiful instrument helps to enhance our liturgies and sacred music concerts.

The Pipe Organ

Learn more about our organ specifications here.

Music Ministry Recordings

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