Worship Commission - Music



Dave Timpone……….435-5657 ([email protected])

The Cantor is the “psalmist,” and also leads the assembly in song during various parts of the Mass.  This ministry requires certain vocal abilities.



Jane Fortener……….299-4551 ([email protected]

During the Liturgy of the Word (5:00 Saturday and 10:30 Masses) children in grades K-3 are invited to participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word.  The children go in procession from the main assembly to the Witzman Center where they hear the Sunday readings, sing responses, and offer petitions, at their level of understanding.  Volunteers are always welcome to assist, and after training, to help lead the Scripture reflections. 



Peg Barnhart……….901-5179 ([email protected])

Open to any parishioner, 14 years or older, who enjoys singing or playing a musical instrument and would like to share their enjoyment and gift of music with the parish.  A friendly, diverse and flexible group, we participate in music at the 8:30 am Mass on alternate Sundays from September through May, at a Christmas Eve Mass and on some special occasions. The group usually practices on alternate Tuesday evenings and for approximately 45 minutes prior to the assigned Sunday Masses.  We are always delighted to welcome new members to our music ministry.


TRADITIONAL CHOIR                  

Diane Larochelle………..427-3827 ([email protected])

The choir is open to high school and adult vocalists as well as intermediate to advanced instrumentalist. The group provides musical leadership at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass with weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings from September through May.  Seasonal members are also welcome to rehearse for Christmas Eve Mass and in the spring, for Holy Week.



Diane Larochelle………. 427-3827  ([email protected]

The children’s choir is made up of boys and girls from grade 4 through 8. They lead the music at the 12:15 Mass once a month during the school year. Practice takes place Thursday afternoons.  Attending weekly rehearsals is encouraged; however, excused absences are permitted.  New members are welcome throughout the year!



Cathy Magness ………. 253-5171 ext. 112 ([email protected])

The funeral choir is a group of dedicated volunteers who provide a prayerful presence at the funeral Masses and services held at Ascension.  No prior experience is required—just a love for the Ascension community!