Music & Liturgy


Liturgy is defined as "the people's work."  
It takes the work of many to have an effective liturgy.  
Have you ever thought about becoming a Lector, proclaiming God's Word, 
or distributing communion
as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?  

If the answer is "yes", please call the Music & Liturgy office.  
We would love to have you join one of these very fulfilling ministries!

  

Music is a very integral part of our lives.   One song can instantly 
take us back to a time and place of wonderful memories.   
So, you can imagine how important music is in our worship experiences!  

We have several choirs incorporating various styles of liturgical music 
for worship.  These groups rehearse at different times during the week. 
The Music Ministry welcomes singers as well as instrumentalists. 

 

Let us all sing praises to God . . .



Would you like to become an

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION 

The Diocese of Rockville Centre will be sponsoring training and formation days for women and men 
interested in becoming Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. 

These are men and women who distribute Communion at Mass and/or to the homebound. 

What does it take to be an Extraordinary Minister? 

* Participation in Sunday Eucharist 
 * Commitment to serve each month 
* Attendance at the Diocesan Training, along with a Parish Training
* Attendance at TWO Liturgical Ministers’ Meetings per year 

If interested, please write a brief letter to our Pastor, Fr. Don Babinski, requesting to become an EM 
and briefly stating what led you to this decision. 

The next training sessions will take place in the Fall.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Wilson at 581-4266, x107 
or email bwilson@parishofstmary.org 



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We would like to welcome the adults 
in our community to join the Adult choir.  
The Adult Choir sings 
at the 
9AM Choir mass in the auditorium.

You don't have to know how to read music to join.  

It is our hope that you will find a loving community of 
devoted parishioners who love to praise God in song and enjoy each other's company! 

REHEARSALS - WEDNESDAYS - 6pm in the Auditorium (Next Rehearsal is Sept 27th) 

Adult Choir Director - Mrs. Barbara Wilson

 

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The Folk Groups minister at the Sunday 10:30am & 12:00pm Masses in the Auditorium.  

If interested, call the Music Office or e-mail:
 Bwilson@parishofstmary.org 

Folk Group Directors - Mrs. Barbara Wilson & Mr. Matt Riley


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For children in 3rd-8th grade.  Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 
from 6:00pm - 6:45pm in the auditorium September through June.  

The Children's Choir sings monthly at the 10:30am Liturgy in the auditorium, and is open to all
boys and girls who have received their First Holy Communion.   

If your child is interested in joining, please call the music office or
e-mail:  stmaryschildrenschoir@yahoo.com.

Children's Choir Director - Mrs. Lynne Cook


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For young adults from 9th grade through college.  
Rehearsals are twice weekly September through June.  
The Youth Choir sings weekly at the Sunday 5pm Liturgy in the church, 
as well as other special Liturgies.   

We have singers as well as instrumentalists (by audition only).  
If you are interested, please call the music office or e-mail: Bwilson@parishofstmary.org 

Youth Choir Director - Mrs. Barbara Wilson
 

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Want to learn more about the Liturgy?  Click below.

http://www.ourcatholicfaith.org/mass/word.html

    

  
 Barbara J. Grace-Wilson 
 Director of Music & Liturgy 

  If you are interested in joining the one of the Liturgical ministries or want more info,
     please call the music & liturgy office at (631) 581-4266 ext. 107 or e-mail: 
    
Bwilson@parishofstmary.org


Have you gotten your copy of Barbara Grace-Wilson's CD, How Can I Keep From Singing
To check it out, click on the pic below...

 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barbarajgrace





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