Laura Stewart
Saint Thomas More Instrumentalists


"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praise to your name, Most High, to proclaim your kindness at dawn and your faithfulness throughout the night, with ten-stringed instrument and lyre, with melody upon the harp." (Psalm 92:2-4)

Chair or Contact Person
Roger Petrich and Barbara Reynolds

Roger Petrich

Barbara Reynolds

Additional Contact(s)

Mission Statement/Purpose
Individuals who are proficient on string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments are welcome and encouraged to play for weekend and Feast Day Masses. Instrumentalists may play as soloists, as part of a small ensemble, or may accompany the Celebration Singers and the Schola Cantorum.

Major Accomplishments
We currently have several instrumentalists who enhance our musical celebration at Mass on a weekly basis. These include a clarinetist and a guitarist who regularly play for the 5:15pm Vigil Mass, and several percussionists and guitarists who regularly accompany the Celebration Singers at the 9:15am Mass. At the 11:15am Mass, the Schola Cantorum is occasionally joined by string quartet, brass trio, tympani, trumpet, flute, and oboe. Many of our instrumentalists who play for our weekend Masses also play for our Feast Day Masses.

Major Activity
See Major Accomplishments

Meeting Frequency
Instrumentalists who are interested in playing for 5:15pm or 11:15am Masses should contact Roger Petrich. Instrumentalists who are interested in playing for 9:15am Mass should contact Barbara Reynolds. Some of our instrumentalists play for Feast Day Masses only, while some play for Mass on a weekly basis.

Meeting Venue
In the Church

Estimated Time Commitment for Volunteers
The average commitment varies from 1-2 hours every few months to 1-2 hours per week.

Special Skills
Individuals should be proficient on their instrument. The ability to read music is required.

Activities involved in volunteering for this ministry
  Work can be done alone

Work can be done at home
  Work may involve some strenuous activity
Activity is spiritual in nature
Activity is social in nature
Activity involves children or the youth
  Activity involves teaching
Appropriate for singles
Appropriate for married couples
Appropriate for family members
Last Published: July 28, 2008 3:39 PM