Adult Music Ministry
The St. Anthony choir is at the very heart of our Sunday worship. We are a dynamic group of diverse people and musical backgrounds who love singing together and are dedicated to using our gifts to enrich St. Anthony’s liturgies. We are proud of the great tradition of choral and congregational singing that exists here and are committed to its continued growth.
At St. Anthony’s we are blessed with the addition of West African drumming, celebrating those in our community of African heritage, and connecting us with worshipers around the world. This gift is highlighted during Black Catholic Month (November) and Black History Month (February). In addition to drumming at appropriate moments in our liturgies, it often occurs as a “call to worship,” according to African custom.
Art & Environment
Our worship space is simple and light-filled, focusing attention on the action of the liturgy. The environment is enhanced for special seasons, feasts and other occasions (such as Black Catholic Family Month in November).
St. Anthony’s cantors serve an important role in St. Anthony’s worship. They animate and augment the song of the assembly – the primary music ministers at worship. Our cantors attend two training sessions a year focused on liturgical understanding and vocal technique. While some are also accomplished soloists, they are all aware of their very special role in the service of the liturgy.
“The Body of Christ.” “The Blood of Christ.” With these simple words, Eucharistic Ministers share in the deepest sense of Communion – uniting the members of the community by sharing in the presence of Jesus in the consecrated bread and wine and in us as we share this holy meal.