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SEAS's Music Ministry is a vibrant and dedicated community of long-time volunteers and talented individuals committed to enhancing the liturgical experience through the power of music. With a focus on regularly scheduled practices and Mass schedules, the ministry welcomes more voices and instruments to join its harmonious ensemble.

Opportunities in SEAS Music Ministry:
1. St. Cecilia Adult Choir and Ensembles: The Adult Choir leads congregational singing during Sunday Masses, holy days, and special liturgies. Rehearsing weekly throughout the academic year and semi-monthly in the summer, the choir offers a beautiful blend of voices and welcomes instrumentalists to join.

2. Choristers Children & Youth Choirs: Open to students in 3rd-12th grades from various educational backgrounds, the Children & Youth Choirs rehearse weekly during the academic year and contribute to the musical richness of regularly scheduled Masses.

3. Cantors/Ensemble Singers: Individuals or small groups comfortable leading the congregation in liturgical singing, with the support of an accompanist.

4. Accompanists: SEAS Music Ministry is actively seeking another accompanist to share the load. While piano skills are preferable, knowledge of playing the organ is not a requirement.

How to Get Involved:
If you are passionate about music, singing, or playing instruments and wish to contribute to the rich tapestry of worship at SEAS, consider joining the Music Ministry. For more information or to express your interest, please contact Melinda Arnold at 887-6472 ext. 606 or marnold@seaschurch.org.

SEAS Music Ministry invites all individuals with a love for music to join in creating a harmonious atmosphere that elevates the spiritual experience for the entire community. 

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SEAS Music Ministry Report
May 2024

St. Cecilia Choir: The Easter season ends with Pentecost Sunday. However, the brass section will
play with the choir at the 9 a.m. Mass for two addition weekends for the Feasts of The Holy
Trinity and Corpus Christi.
The Choristers and Youth Choir ended their school year activities with a family dinner on
Tuesday, April 26. The Choristers will be on break until the beginning of the 2024‐25 school
year. The Youth Choir will have an abbreviated summer schedule with one rehearsal and Mass
in June and July, as the choir members’ summer schedules allow. These teens are very active
with Camp Re‐NEW‐all and the youth ministry visits to Camp Covecrest and the Steubenville

National Association of Pastoral Musicians
The annual convention for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians is in Kansas City in
July. Four choir members and I will attend the convention. We are seeking financial assistance
from the Diocese’s Lay Endowment Fund, Knights of Columbus Council 698, and SEAS Men’s
Club to offset the cost of registration, lodging, and mileage.

The livestream schedule continues without change. An appeal in May for volunteers to operate
the livestream for the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass brought five new people to this ministry. Their
training will be in June.

Additional Liturgies
Melinda will play flute for the Religious Profession Mass for the Congregation of Mary Queen
on Saturday, June 8.

Submitted by
Melinda Arnold, SEAS Director of Sacred Music
417‐887‐6472 x606