Being a cantor involves making the assembly's prayer possible through song. The cantor has the responsibility of leading the assembly in a recurring refrain to be sung and inviting the assembly to join voices in hymns used throughout the Mass. The Responsorial Psalm between the Old and New Testament readings, the Gospel Acclamation, and other proclamations, such as parts of the Gloria are other examples of the cantor's responsibility.
The requirements to be a cantor are a strong, singing voice, the ability to encourage the people to join in the songs and dedication to the Ministry of Music. If you are interested in becoming a cantor, please contact Oksana Berezkina at Blessed Sacrament [email protected] or Kevin Di Lorenzo at St. Mary's [email protected]marywalpole.com.
May all our voices join together to proclaim the goodness of the Lord.