Music Ministry

"Sing praise, play music, proclaim all his wonderous deeds." 1Chronicles 16:9

Welcome to St. Pius X music ministry page!  Here at St. Pius we have a longstanding tradition of musical excellence and believe in bringing people closer to God through music.  We are always looking for talented singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry.   If you are interested in becoming a part of the music ministry here at St. Pius, please contact Christian Stillings via the email under contact information.

 

"He who sings prays twice" ~St. Augustine~

Music Opportunities

"My lips will shout for joy as I sing your praise; my soul, too, which you have redeemed." Psalm 71:23

Mission

"...be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the Lord in your heart" Ephesians 5: 18-19

At St. Pius X, our goal is to lead the congregation in prayer and worship through their music experience.  As music ministers we hope to engage our parish in active participation of the liturgy by providing quality music. 

Contact Information

 

Christian Stillings

Director of Music Ministry

cstillings@saintpiuschurch.org

515-276-2059 ex #148

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Announcements

MUSICIANS WANTED!

Are you a singer, instrumentalist, love to make music?  The St. Pius Music Ministry is always looking for musicians to serve on the team!  Young and old, men and women, vocalists and those who play instruments, we want you! Please contact

Christian Stillings at cstillings@saintpiuschurch.org

for more information.

 

CALLING ALL 7TH-12TH GRADE MUSICIANS

If you are in 7th-12th grade and sing or play an instrument we would love to invite you to join our music ministry.  We can work with any level of ability. Please contact Christian Stillings at cstillings@saintpiuschurch.org

for more information! 

St. Pius X recognizes that we all have unique ways to serve the parish and in the music ministry we recognize that in the various ways you can share your musical talent with us.  Please take some time to read about our various music groups and ministries to see which may be the best fit for you!

Music Groups

We are blessed to have many different groups at St. Pius X, each with their own unique style and sound.  Each groups is commited to providing quality music deeply rooted in prayer.

Celebration Singers

Celebration Singers began more than 20 years ago at St. Pius X. Their goal is to assist the Congregation in sung worship at Mass, and to celebrate life, love and joy in our Lord through their songs! Celebration Singers typically sing most Sunday 9am Masses, some Saturday 5pm Masses, and rehearses on Thursdays at 7pm in the church.  Pelase contact Sue Solinger for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Guitar Group

This group is for guitarists and other instrumentalists wanting to share their talents! The guitar group plays two times a month during Saturday evening Masses and typically rehearses on Thursdays at 7pm in the St. Cecilia room.  Please contact Jack Barron for more information about this group.

Worship Group

The SPX Worship Group consists of vocalists and instrumentalists who want to praise God through music.  The Worship Group uses more contemporary music and the group sings and plays in a worship band style.  They also leads praise and worship before 5pm Mass each Sunday evening. This group rehearses on Sundays at 3pm before Mass and is open to all 9th grade and older.  Contact Christian Stillings for more information.

Cantor/Accompanist

Cantors and accompanists are needed when our larger choirs are unavailable or during weddings and funerals .  We typically have 2 masses a week that require a cantor and accompanist. 

 

Cantors are singers that lead the congregation in hymns and songs.  They also proclaim certain parts of the masses such as the psalm and gospel acclamation. 

 

Accompanists are pianists, organists, or guitarists that support the singers and congregation with accompanying music. They provide introductions to songs and mass settings in addition to sometimes providing solo instrumental music if necessary.

 

If you are interested in serving as an accompanist or cantor, please contact Christian Stillings for more information.

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists are needed to support the basic singer/accompanist setting.  Bass guitars, drums, strings and wind instruments are a great addition to the liturgy, especially during larger mass celebrations.  We are always looking for quality instrumentalists who are willing to share their gifts with the parish.  Contact Christian Stillings for more information.

"Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." Mark 14:26

St. Pius X Catholic Church

3663 66th Street

Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

                     

Mass  and Reconciliation :                                     

            Saturday 5 pm

            Sunday 7, 9, 11 am, 5 pm

Monday 8 am Communion Service

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am

Wednesday 8:15 am

During Lent: Tuesday, Thursday, 6 pm

 

Reconciliation Saturday 3:15-4:15 pm

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