On this page you'll find information about Music Ministry at St. Raphael's and how you can be part of it.
St. Raphael's has both a Children's Choir and an Adult Choir. New members are always welcome.
The choirs sing at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays, alternating weeks.
Rehearsals are in the Music Room (Room 6 of the School). The Children's Choir rehearses on Monday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and the Adult Choir rehearses on Thursday from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
If you have questions about the choirs, please call the Rectory and leave a message for John Snyder.
St. Raphael's is blessed with parishioners who volunteer to cantor at Sunday Mass and other services.
If you have questions about the cantors, please call the Rectory and leave a message for John Snyder.
Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass
The Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass has a special focus on teens and young adults, though parishioners of all ages attend.
Teens and young adults are encouraged to take a leadership role in ministry at this Mass. They can serve as ushers, lectors, altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, singers, and instrumentalists. Anyone interested in volunteering should call the Rectory and leave a message for Joann Heaney-Hunter.
Instrumentalists should be at a NYSMAA Level 5 or its equivalent. This is because some of the music is in keys and time signatures not usually played by high school musicians. Anyone interested in playing must first schedule an audition with John Snyder by leaving a message in the Rectory.
Brides and grooms should contact John Snyder as early as possible to discuss music for the wedding.