Music Ministry


Do you enjoy music but have been afraid to get involved with the Music Ministry at Sacred Heart? Do you feel you are not a good enough musician? Do you not read music? Forget about all these concerns and jump into the music program here at Sacred Heart. Music is a very important ministry at Sacred Heart and I would like to personally invite you to become involved in one or more of our ensembles. It is a great way to meet people and praise our Creator through the use of music. We have fun and we also have great fellowship with each other. Consider joining any of these ensembles. We would welcome any new members with open arms! For further information, contact Jeffrey Patry, Sacred Heart’s Music Director, at 763.537.4561, ext. 109 or by email at I look forward to speaking with you!

CHANCEL CHOIR – This ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM and sings at the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass 3-4 times a month. They also sing on the High Feast days. The Chancel Choir is a 4-part ensemble that sings a variety of repertoire from Latin motets to African American Spirituals and presents one large choral work a year. This ensemble is also open to those in high school.
Music reading is helpful but not required. Rehearsals begin on September 5.

FESTIVAL CHOIR – This is an ensemble comprised of the Chancel Choir as well as other members of the parish. This ensemble sings on the major Feast Days of the Year. (Community Thanksgiving Service, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, Pentecost, Vespers) This is a perfect choir for those of you that can’t make a commitment to singing every Sunday.
Rehearsals will be held 1-1 1/2 months before the scheduled performance. Please call Jeffrey for more information at 763.537.4561, ext. 109.

CHERUB CHOIR – The Cherub Choir is open to all children in 3rd – 4th grade. This choir rehearses in the choir room on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00 PM and sings once a month at the 5:00 PM Saturday Mass.
Rehearsals begin in October .

JUNIOR CHOIR – This ensemble is open to any children in 5th – 8th grade. They rehearse in the choir room on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00 PM and sing once a month at the 5:00 PM Saturday Mass.
Rehearsals begin on October 3.

HANDBELL ENSEMBLE – This adult handbell ensemble rehearses in the school cafeteria on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 PM and plays once a month at the 10:00 AM Mass and on major Feast Days. High school age kids are also invited to join this ensemble.
Music reading is helpful for this ensemble. Rehearsals begin on September 13.

RESURRECTION CHOIR – This is an ensemble of devoted women that sing for all of the parish funerals and Senior First Friday Masses. They sing 2-3 part music.
This ensemble rehearses one Tuesday morning a month from 9:30-10:30 AM and meets in the choir room 40 minutes prior to each funeral.

CANTOR – you are a vocalist and want to give your talents as a cantor, please call Jeffrey Patry for an audition. I would love to welcome any new cantors.

INSTRUMENTALIST – There are plenty of opportunities to enhance our worship with instruments. Get in touch with me if you are interested in sharing your talents as an instrumentalist. A minimum of 2 years of experience on your instrument is required.

If you are interested in joining one or more of these ensembles or would like further information, please call Jeffrey A. Patry, Director of Sacred Music at 763.537.4561, ext. 109 or write me an email at

Music Ministry

Bulletin Music Groups

Junior Choir Schedule

Cherub Choir Schedule

Ensemble Choir Schedule

Chancel Choir Schedule