Music Ministry

Music Ministries

How many sacred works have been composed through the centuries by people deeply imbued with the sense of the mystery! The faith of countless believers has been nourished by melodies flowing from the hearts of other believers, either introduced into the liturgy or used as an aid to dignified worship. In song, faith is experienced as vibrant joy, love and confident expectation of the saving intervention of God" (Pope John Paul II's Letter to Artists, n. 12).

There are so many wonderful opportunities to share your faith through music at Holy Name of Jesus. These opportunities are outlined below. To become involved, please contact the individuals listed below. Email Dr. Richard Owen or call 763-745-3490 to learn more.

Signing up for one of our Children's Choir? Sign up online here.

Students in fifth grade and older are invited to join our Youth Handbell Choir. If you have played a musical instrument in band or orchestra, or the piano, or if you have sung in a choir, you would have the basic knowledge to begin ringing bells. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Ringing bells is lots of fun, making music in an ensemble is rewarding, and you will be doing it with others that are your age. If you are interested or would like more information please get in touch with Dr. Richard Owen, Director of Music, at 763-745-3490 or rowen@hnoj.org.

Adult Choir leads song in various musical styles, from traditional to gospel to contemporary, often accompanied by a variety of instruments. The choir is open to adults, as well as students in grades 9-12, and rehearses from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Dr. Richard Owen, Director of Music, at 763-745-3490 or rowen@hnoj.org.

This is an opportunity to experience the joy of participating in the liturgy, while leading the community in song in a contemporary style. The choir is open to adults, as well as students in grades 9-12. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., September through May.

Paul Keefe ~ keefep50@gmail.com

This ensemble leads the community in a spirited gospel/praise style song to enhance the Liturgy. The choir is open to adults, as well as students in grades 9-12. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., September through May. Sing at Mass as scheduled.

Dr. Richard Owen, Director of Music, at 763-745-3490 or rowen@hnoj.org.

Advanced ringers are invited to lead the assembly and accompany the Liturgy using our five octave set of Malmark handbells. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

JoBeth Ranfranz ~ 612-859-0423 ~ jranfranz@hnoj.org

Children in grades 2-6 are invited to join the parish children's choir. Practice for the parish children's choir is at 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays when Faith Formation is in session.

Mandy Johnson ~ mjohnson@hnoj.org

Children in grades 3-4 are invited to join the school choir. The school choir will sing at Wednesday liturgies and together with the parish children's choir once a month at a Sunday liturgy. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

Children in this 5th - 6th grade choir lead the singing at school masses on Wednesday and join the parish children's choir once a month on Sundays. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays at 8 a.m.

The cantor's primary responsibility is singing the responsorial psalm, and also assisting the assembly with the singing of the hymns and acclamations. Audition required. Rehearsals as needed and sing at Mass when scheduled.

Dr. Richard Owen, Director of Music, at 763-745-3490 or rowen@hnoj.org.

This is an opportunity to share your talent and enhance the liturgy with the beautiful music of woodwind, brass, percussion, strings or guitar. Audition required. Rehearsals as needed.

Dr. Richard Owen, Director of Music, at 763-745-3490 or rowen@hnoj.org.