The St. Catherine of Siena Music Ministry provides musical leadership to support the congregation in singing liturgies, and many other special liturgies throughout the year.  We have three distinct singing groups: Traditional Choir (11:00AM), Family Mass Singers (9:00AM), and Life-Teen Singers (6:00PM).  In addition, we have a talented team of Psalmists/Cantors and soloists.  All are welcome!

Traditional Choir Rehearsal, Thursday Evening 7:00PM, Choir Room, Basic music reading skills are required.
Family Mass Choir Rehearsal, Sunday Morning 8:15AM, Church, Advanced music reading skills are required and audition.
Life-Teen Singers Rehearsal, Sunday Evening 5:15PM, Church, Basic music reading skills are required.

Contact: Cathy Blanchard, Music Director
Phone: (727) 463-0997


The role of “cantor” is an extremely important role in all liturgical experiences.  This music minister is more than just a leader of song. The cantor is the “proclaimer:” of the psalms as well as the gospel acclamation and litanies. The cantor should be an instrument of hospitality responsible, confident and invitational, prayerful and pastoral, as well as being an accomplished vocalist. Vocal training and sight-reading capabilities are a definite plus as well as a joyful heart and willing spirit.

11:00 Choir

The St. Catherine of Siena Choir welcomes all adults and who have the desire to share their musical gifts with our community.  There is a simple audition and new members are always welcome at any time throughout the year.  Some music-reading ability is preferred.   Although this group continues to sing throughout the summer, weekly rehearsals run only from September to June, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. If you love to sing, make wonderful new friends, and have fun, this is the group for you!

4:00 Vigil Choir

This choir meets at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the 4:00 p.m. Mass for a simple rehearsal. We provide support in singing the hymns and Mass parts.

Funeral Choir

The funeral choir is a special group of music ministers who love to sing but are not required to commit to weekly rehearsals. This extremely important ministry is a wonderful way to not only praise God through sung prayer, but to also serve this community during a time of great need. The choir members have the wonderful opportunity to help support the bereaved families through their presence, prayers and music. No auditions are required but members do need to be available on short notice.


St. Catherine’s Music Ministry has several ensembles of varying musical styles that also welcome and encourage new members. These groups have openings for many different types of instrumentalists and vocalists and welcome all different age groups. Members of these ensembles must have strong music reading ability. Music selections are typically performed in a more contemporary style but do range from traditional to contemporary, depending on the liturgy. The 9:00 a.m. group meets every other week on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and each Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m. for rehearsal. The 6:00 Youth band meets at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon to prepare for the Mass.

Accompanists and Instrumentalists

The music ministry is always looking for accomplished pianists, organists, guitarists and other instrumentalists to help lead song at liturgy. These musicians must demonstrate strong skills in accompanying and sight­reading, as well as having a strong knowledge of the flow of the liturgy.

About the Music Ministry

The music ministry consists of the traditional choir with cantors, a contemporary music ensemble, and a youth ensemble.  Members of these ensembles provide music for liturgies and encourage the congregation to sing as part of their praise of God.

Love of music, some musical ability, and a desire to praise God through music.  Commitment to attend scheduled rehearsals.

Time Commitment
All ensembles meet for rehearsal for 1 to 2 hours each week.

Helpful Attributes
Vocal or instrumental training is desirable but not required.


For more information please contact, Cathy Blanchard, Director of Music Ministry- 727-463-0997.

11:00 am Choir:


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