The Choir

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16, RSV-CE

St. Augustine says that "he who sings praise, not only sings, but also loves him of whom he sings" (Exposition on Psalm 73, New Advent). In other words, singing is an expression of love and worship towards God and it expresses it more profoundly than words that are said.  This is why we attribute the saying, "he who sings, prays twice," to St. Augustine.  Hence, The Choir’s role at St. Monica's Parish has great importance in the Liturgy.  Members of the choir share in the proper performance of the music sung, and encourage the active participation of the faithful in the singing, while bringing them into common worship.

Clip art of choir members singing
Interested in Joining?

Thank you for your interest! We appreciate your cooperation as we select candidates for the various volunteer ministry positions available at St. Monica's Parish. To join the Choir, or to join any other ministry, you must partake in the Volunteer Screening process before being selected.  


The following are the minimum requirements necessary to join the Choir:


1. Review the Volunteer MInistry Position Description for Adult Choir Member.

2. Submit a Volunteer Information Form for Adults (over 18). This is a General Risk position.

3. Be interviewed by the Volunteer Screening Committee or Ministry Co-ordinator.



Other Resources


Letter of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Artists, 1999

Musicam Sacram - Instruction on Music in the Liturgy, Second Vatican Council, 1967