The music ministry provides many opportunities for those who enjoy singing or who play an instrument. 

  • Cantors: Cantors engage and lead the assembly in prayer through song. Participation is by audition only. Note reading skills and pitch-matching ability are a must. Rehearsals are held periodically based on need.
  • Joseph Choir: The adult choir sings for approximately one Mass each month and for other liturgical events such as Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, 40 Hour, Confirmation, etc. Interested individuals should possess note-reading skills and the ability to match pitch. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 6:30PM to 7:30PM in the church.
  • Children’s Choir: Children in grades 1 to 8 are welcome to join the Children’s Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 5:30PM to 6:15PM in the music room. The Children’s Choir sings for approximately one Mass each month and for Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday.
  • Instrumentalists: Parishioners with a talent for musical instruments are invited to contact Mark Topper to discuss participation in Masses or other liturgical events.
  • Up! Ensemble: Our Up! Ensemble usually participates in one Saturday evening Mass per month and sometimes adds a more contemporary musical style to the hymns during Mass.  In the past, members have played hymns on guitars, drums, and other instruments in addition to a cantor(s) leading the congregation in song. The Up! Ensemble practices music together prior to playing at the scheduled mass.

Contact:  Mark Topper,, (717)632-8094

Spanish Choir

The Spanish choir performs at the 12:00 noon Sunday Mass in Spanish.
Interested persons may contact Celestino Palmas at 717-624-2382 for further information.