PARISH CHOIR

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,

as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,

singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs

with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

— Colossians 3:16

In the words of St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430 A.D.), quis cantat bis orat: “the one who sings prays twice.” Music is an integral part of the divine worship of the Church, elevating the mind and heart to God.

 

Members of the Parish Choir foster active participation in the Holy Mass by leading the people in liturgical music and performing pieces of sacred choral music. The choir sings primarily at the 11:00am Mass on Sundays and on select feast days, October through June. Rehearsals generally take place on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 10:15am in the church.

 

Members of the Parish Choir receive musical, liturgical, and pastoral formation as part of their ministry. Choristers from various age groups and backgrounds are encouraged to participate, including those with limited or no ability to read music.

For more information, contact Joel S. Kumro, the Choirmaster and Organist (jkumro@saintbenedictparish.org).
Daily Mass
Tuesday—Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.
First Friday: 5:30 p.m.
Weekend Mass
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. (In English with the 
Ordinary of the Mass in Latin)
Confession
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of the Diocese of Richmond to notify civil authorities by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and then contacting the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.