News and Notes
NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE: Called November 16-18, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The
Registration is now open for the First Communion Choir! Singers in grades 3-8 from MOQ Parish and/or School are invited to sing at First Communion, which is on April 2nd and 3rd. There are two
Triduum Choir forming! Adult singers are invited to join in this celebration of Holy Week. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at 7pm. Come take an active role in the liturgy by lending your voice
The Christmas Season is fast approaching. Be a part of the magic this season by joining one of the many choirs forming for Christmas Eve Mass! 4:00 pm Mass in the Church: Children's Choir for
Music and Liturgy
Mary Our Queen Music Ministry enriches the liturgical experience of the parish, allowing our community to experience sung prayer and meditation at weekly Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Additionally, we provide for the personal spiritual growth and the musical enrichment of each of our members through their participation in this ministry.
The musical opportunities are listed below. Music Ministry is always open to new members. If you have been thinking about getting involved, now is the perfect opportunity to see if it is right for you.
For more information or to get involved in any of these ministries, please contact Renee Spicka at 402.333.8231 ext 1210 or via email.
The adult choir is under the direction of Paulette Smith. They sing at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday mornings, as well as special liturgies throughout the year. Rehearsals are Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the church.
ELEVEN is the contemporary group, incorporating various instruments and vocals. They minister at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday mornings throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings in the church. Auditions are required for this ensemble.
Cantors and Pianists
Mary Our Queen has several cantors and pianists that lead the music at our 5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass and 12:30 p.m. Sunday Mass. These masses feature more traditional music. There are no rehearsals for this ministry – musicians collaborate together before their scheduled masses according to their own schedules.
The Funeral Choir at Mary Our Queen is a volunteer ministry singing at the funerals of our deceased parishioners. Rehearsals are held 3 – 4 times per year, and they sing as needed when they are requested. The choir typically receives notice 2 – 3 days prior to the funeral, and will meet for 30 minutes before the liturgy to rehearse. This is a great opportunity to get involved – come when you can and offer your voice as we take leave of our brothers and sisters.
Children and Youth Choirs
The ministry of our youth choirs is to provide music for parish masses, sacraments, and Mary Our Queen school masses. All Mary Our Queen School, Public School, and Home School students who wish to participate are welcome.
The Youth choir is open to all students in grades 6 – 8 and rehearses Wednesday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Choir is open to all students in grades 3 – 5 and rehearses on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Children and Youth Choirs
All children of the parish in grades 3 – 5 are welcome to sing in the Christmas Choir. This choir rehearses during the three weeks leading up to the Vigil of the Nativity, and sings at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve.