Our Lady of Grace is a singing congregation unlike any other on Long Island. Those attending our Masses notice immediately and get swept up in the Our Father Chant like a tidal wave.
The music ministry here is known for its prayerful renderings, inclusive hospitality, caring sense of community, empowerment of volunteers, rigorous choral standards, and eclectic programming from popular to classical music of all eras. All are invited to participate in music ministry by attending Masses and concerts!
For those thinking about becoming a music minister, we’re often in need of volunteers. Music ministry is a great way to contribute to your church community by improving worship. Young people can easily fulfill all their community service hours, and free NYSSMA service is also a possibility if available. There are many opportunities to participate in music events, both within the parish and as guests elsewhere. No auditions and no experience needed. There are no membership dues and all training is provided.
This year, we especially need: children to join the Youth Choir, Sunday help with mics and soundchecks, setup and ushers at Saturday concerts, and videographers and photographers for social media updates. Please send inquiries to Terence 631-587-5185 x219. Ask about our Men’s Breakfast and Ladies Lunch if you prefer to get started by simply meeting people!
Music ministry at Our Lady of Grace includes the following components:
- Monthly Concert Series
- Adult & Youth Choirs
- Leaders of Song
- Sacred Music Society
Mr. Terence Purtell, Director of Music — Principal Organist and Choirmaster
The multi-faceted music program at Our Lady of Grace serves to enhance worship and congregational participation. Our ministries offer ample opportunity for people of all ages to get involved. Please address inquiries to the music director, Terence Purtell: firstname.lastname@example.org or (631) 587-5185 x219
If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.