The music ministry at St. Jude holds a reputation of excellence. We are a vibrant community of singers and instrumentalists who love to give glory to God through the majesty of song. We are always looking for new members! If you are interested in any of these music ministry opportunities, or have any questions, please contact MaryAlice Clor-Miller at (616)363-6885.
The Adult Choir of St. Jude meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:15 PM. The choir sings twice a month at mass and on major Holy Days. The Adult Choir has traveled to Mackinaw Island, participated in choral festivals, and on Christmas 2023 joined with St. Gerard’s Adult Choir to perform “Divine Encounter”. The Adult Choir welcomes parishioners to join this choral group at any time.
The Cantor serves as a vocalist, encouraging full and active participation of the faithful in the singing of hymns, acclamations, and responses used in the Liturgy. At times, Cantors sing alone when singing the Responsorial Psalm, the Gospel Alleluia Acclamation and verse and an occasional vocal solo. Those interested in serving as a Cantor should have some past singing experience, such as in a choir, and feel relatively comfortable singing before a large group of people. Cantors lead at the 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday morning Masses and at the 4:00pm Mass on Saturday afternoon. Scheduling is rotational and based upon availability.
The Glory Group is the Parish’s contemporary ensemble. Comprised of guitar, percussion, keyboard, and vocalists, this group brings a unique style to Mass. The Glory Group sings on the first weekend of each month.
Those wanting to share their musical talents with the Parish as an instrumentalist should contact the parish office. The most common instruments used in the Liturgy as solo or in combination with other instruments and/or choir is flute, trumpet, clarinet, oboe, guitar and percussion. However, all instruments are welcome. If you have an ability to play a particular instrument and want to share your talent, please do not hesitate to make yourself known by contacting the parish office.
The Resurrection Choir provides music for funerals at St. Jude Parish. Rehearsals depend on the time of year and need.