The mission of the music ministry at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is to bring the beauty of our sacred music heritage to the people of St. Patrick’s Parish. Through sung Simple English Propers, Gregorian chant and traditional hymnody, the music ministry strives to maintain a strong Catholic tradition in sacred music.
The music ministry consists of the cantors ministry, adult choir and St. Cecilia Children’s Choir. Under the direction of Mr. Doug Embree, the choir sings at the 10:00 mass on Sunday mornings, as well as all solemnities and major feast days. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00, in the choir loft of the church. The St. Cecilia Children’s choir meets on Thursdays during the school year at 3:00 for children attending St. Patrick’s School. They sing at the 5:00 vigil Mass on Saturdays, as well as the All School Mass on First Fridays.
Membership in the choir is accepted throughout the year. Please contact Mr. Matt Daniel, Director of Music, MDaniel@spcsjax.org for more information.