“As a manifestation of the human spirit, music performs a function which is noble, unique, and irreplaceable. When it is truly beautiful and inspired, it speaks to us more than all the other arts of goodness, virtue, peace, of matters holy and divine. For good reason it has always been, and it will always be, an essential part of the liturgy”  St. Pope John Paul II, (December 23, 1988).

Music plays an integral part within the Catholic Liturgy. At St. Patrick Church of Merna, our dedicated, hard-working singers and instrumentalists strive for excellence while also seeking to bring our congregation to a closer union with God.

Listed below are various opportunities to share your talents and become involved within the St. Patrick’s community.

Open to individuals age 18 and older, cantors and accompanists lead the congregation in all music during a liturgy. Musicians must be able to demonstrate proficiency and receive specialized training. Cantors and accompanists have the opportunity to participate in all weekend Masses, funerals, weddings, and other special liturgies.

Please contact Lindsey Adams at for more information or to volunteer.

Parish Choir

Open to individuals high school age and older, our parish choir runs from September through Pentecost. The choir provides music at the following Masses:

  • 9 am Sunday Mass (every other Sunday)
  • Every Sunday during Advent
  • 10 pm Christmas Eve Mass
  • All Holy Week Masses
  • Easter Vigil Mass
  • Every Sunday during Easter
  • Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening in the music room from 7–9 pm.

Children’s Choirs

  • 3rd, 4th & 5th graders meet on Tuesdays from 6:00-6:40 pm.
  • 6th, 7th & 8th graders will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm.
  • All rehearsals will be in the Music Room.
  • The Youth Choirs will each lead Mass once a month and both groups will sing together on Christmas Eve and Easter.

For more information on any of our choirs, please email Lindsey Adams at