Traditional Choir

The Traditional Choir 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 7:30-9:00 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.

Contemporary Choir

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!

Resurrection Choir

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

Handbell Choir

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
Phone: (858)487-3814

Contact: Nicholas Heye
Phone: (760)745-9672

Our parish will begin learning the “Mass of St. Frances Cabrini” in the coming weeks of October.  It begins at #902 in the “Breaking Bread” Missals in our pews, if you’d like to take a look through the melodies ahead of time.  A really nice work, dedicated to America’s first saint, a naturalized citizen of the U.S., originally from Lombardy, Italy, who founded an order of missionary sisters to aid those living in the slums of New York City.  She founded many Catholic Schools, Hospitals and Care Facilities for the poor and indigent. If you would like to know more about the Mass of Saint Francis Cabrini please view



Therese Bulat
Therese Bulat, B.M., M.M.
Director of Music Ministry
phone: (858) 487-4314, Ext. 1225