The Traditional Choir (SATB) sings at the Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass, using traditional and contemporary styles to lead the congregation in prayerful song. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m., (September through June), in the Music Room. All are welcome to join! Although the ability to read music is most helpful, it is not mandatory.
Our two Contemporary Choirs sing at either the 10:30 or 12:00 Noon Sunday Masses throughout the year. They lead the congregation in prayerful and spirited contemporary and folk music. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the Music Room. New singers & instrumentalists are most welcome to join!
Members of the parish who donate their time to sing for funerals and memorial services offered at San Rafael Parish when requested by families. Rehearsals are held one hour prior to each service. All are welcome to join.
Contact: Therese Bulat, B.M., M.M.
Phone: (858)487-4314, ext. 1225
The Handbell Choir begins their rehearsals in September. If you would like to “ring” with them, you are most welcome. Again, note-reading is extremely helpful, but not absolutely necessary. The Handbell Choir routinely rehearses on Sunday afternoons in the church sanctuary and performs in various concerts and liturgies throughout the liturgical year.
Contact: Kathleen Sand
Contact: Nicholas Heye
ADVENT CONTEMPLATIVE ROSARY | The Advent Contemplative Rosary will take place Friday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. This sung setting of the Rosary is presented by members of our various Parish Choirs and includes beautiful icons and Scriptural passages which highlight the Infant Narratives of Christ. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a wonderful way to begin our observance of the Advent Season. Spread the word!
“LESSONS & CAROLS” | All are invited to enjoy the beautiful scriptures and music of the Advent-Christmas Season at San Rafael Parish on Gaudete “Rejoice” Sunday, December 15th at 4:00 p.m. “Lessons & Carols” – performed by members of San Rafael’s Traditional, Contemporary and Handbell Choirs – will feature readings focusing on the Hebrew Scriptures (prophecies of the Coming Savior), as well as New Testament Scriptures telling of the Good News of Christ’s Birth! In addition to our choral presentations, all will be invited to sing some of the beloved Advent & Christmas Carols which we all treasure. This special annual program is FREE – It is our Music Ministry’s “gift” to all those who are able to attend! For information call (858)487-4314, ext. 1225.
Therese Bulat, B.M., M.M.
Director of Music Ministry