Stations & Benediction 2 pm at St. Marys & Stations for teens after the 6 pm Mass on Feb. 25; Stations at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and after school on Fridays for children at Holy Trinity. Social Action speaker (Aging in Mercer County) Tuesday at 7 pm in Holy Trinity church basement. Cluster Mission: The 1% Challenge, can you give 15 minutes a day in prayer?
The Mixed Choir is the main liturgical choir at Holy Trinity. It is the choir that sings at all major liturgical celebrations such as Confirmation, Christmas, Advent, Lent, Holy Week, and First Communion. The Mixed Choir represents a cross-generational membership and continues the tradition of setting the musical standard for our parish in our communal celebrations. The Mixed Choir sings on a weekly basis, primarily the 9 A.M. Sunday Mass, though on occasion will sing at other Mass times. Anyone high school age and older is invited to become part of the Mixed Choir. Repertoire ranges from traditional choral works to more modern, contemporary works. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7 - 8:30 PM in the Music Room.
Membership in the Youth Choir is open to all high school students in grades 9 - 12. This choir sings at one or more Mass times each month. The Youth Choir is an excellent opportunity for young people to be come more actively involved in leading our congregation in our worship experience. The Youth Choir helps to prepare our students in a deeper understanding of the liturgy and music of the Church, with the opportunity to become cantors and future members of the Mixed Choir. Rehearsals are every Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. in the Music Room.
The Junior Choir is for students in in grades 6, 7, and 8. This choir continues the beginning choral tradition begun in the Cherub Choir. Intonation, harmony, and more complex vocalizing is the focus of the Junior Choir. Further work is done on learning the music traditions of the Church and the liturgy. The Junior Choir sings one or two Mass times each month. Rehearsals are every Wednesday afternoon just before CCD classes from 5:45 - 6:30 P.M. in the Music Room.
The Women's Choir sings on a monthly basis during the year, including major Marian feasts and Holy Days. Repertoire is varied from two and three part harmonies to unison singing. The Women's Choir hosts the annual Mother-Daughter Choir on Mother's Day. Open to all women high school age and older, the Women's Choir rehearses every Tuesday from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. in the Music Room.
The Men's Choir sings at one Mass per month. Membership is open to all men high school age and older. The Men's Choir strives to restore and continue the tradition of the male chorus, so much a part of our German heritage. The repertoire consists of music with close harmonization and sings music of various styles, including traditional Latin motets, Afro-American spirituals, and German chorales. The Men's Choir hosts the annual Father-Son Choir on Father's Day. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening at 8:00 P.M.
The Folk Group sings and plays contemporary guitar-based music. The Folk Group sings at one Mass per month at various Mass times. Rehearsals are twice per month on scheduled Tuesday evenings 7:30 - 9 P.M. in the Music Room.
The Cherub Choir is a perparatory choir consisting of children in grades 3, 4, and 5. Beginning vocal techniques such as intonation, projection, and enunciation is the focus of this choir. The children learn in more detail all aspects of the liturgy and liturgical year. The Cherub Choir sings at one or two Mass times each month. Rehearsals are every Tuesday after school from 3:20 - 4:10 P.M. in the Music Room.
The Resurrection Choir provides the musical support for all funerals here at Holy Trinity. Membership is open to all men and women. Repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary, contemplative works. The Resurrection Choir sings at various Sunday liturgies during the year in addition to funerals. Rehearsals are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. in the Music Room.
Holy Tinity is blessed to have many people who are willing to share their musical abilities on various instruments, such as clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute, and guitar. Played in harmony with the organ or piano or providing accompaniment of the choirs, these instruments add color to musical arrangements. Insturmentalists can be of any age and can play for a variety of occasions during the liturgical year.
The role of Cantor has been restored in its proper liturgical role in the history of the Church. The role of the Cantor is much more than that of a soloist. Based on the ancient Hebrew tradition, the Cantor leads the congregation in singing the Psalmody and other acclamations and songs. Cantors are members of the various choirs and sing various Mass times. Candidates are welcome.
Our New Organ
The four manual organ was custom-mde by the Rodgers Company in Hillsboro, Oregon. The four manuals (keyboards) control five divisions. The MIDI capabilities expand the organ to include 354 orchestral voices including wind instruments, timpani, harp, and piano. The organ is digital, made up of 126 ranks of stereophonic samples from real wind-blown pipes. Tower speakers enable a carillon to be played outdoors from the console.