Liturgical Roles » Music Ministry

The Music Ministry at St. Celestine Parish is made up almost entirely of amateur musicians with just one thing in common - a desire to share their love of music with their spiritual community. Musicians of all skill levels have a place at St. Celestine Parish, with an opportunity to learn and improve, as well as to perform. Musicians are encouraged to call the Pastoral Center and ask for Craig Kamptner, Music Director at 708-453-2555.

Do you love to sing? Are you looking for a way to meet new people with similar interests? Would you like to share your talents and serve the Church?

It's now time to join the Choirs!!!
The Parish Music Ministry also loves Bell Ringers, Cantors, Instrumentalists and Grade School Choristers.

Descriptions of Different Choirs and Groups:

Cantors - Cantors lead the singing at each weekend mass and special liturgies. They are competent musicians with pleasant singing voices and outgoing personalities who commit to leading the congregation in song at as many or as few Masses as they wish.

Adult Choir - The Adult Choir provides music at the 11 am Liturgy on all Sundays of the month, except the First Sunday. The Choir sings for the Memorial Mass, Christmas Eve, Holy Week, Easter, Confirmation, and other Masses and prayer services. Choir members are high-school age to senior citizens, with all levels of ability. The members are welcoming and helpful, and encourage everyone who loves to sing to participate. Rehearsals are Wednesday Evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the Music Room.

Children's Choir - The St. Celestine Children's Choir leads the singing at the 11 am Family Mass on the first Sunday of each month during the school year. Children from 2nd through 8th Grade from St. Celestine School and the local public schools are welcome. Students from 2nd through 8th Grades rehearse in the Music Room on Wednesdays after school from 3:05 to 3:45 pm for the Saint Celestine School Students and from 3:15 to 3:45 pm for the Religious Education Students. All grade-school age children are encouraged to participate in this fun, upbeat, and spiritual musical experience.

Contemporary Choir - The Contemporary Choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Church, and leads the singing at the spirit-filled, uplifting 4:30 pm Sunday Mass and at every other 3rd Sunday Mass at 11 am. The choir is made up of singers and instrumentalists; currently guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards. Other instruments would be welcome, particularly violin and cello. New musicians are always welcome.

Instrumentalists - Instrumentalists add depth and variety to many of the liturgies at St. Celestine Parish. We currently have woodwinds and brass. If you play keyboards, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, a string, or percussion, and can sight-read and play competently, you are encouraged to participate.