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. Contact Judy Hodgson at 763-745-3490 or jhodgson@hnoj.org to learn more.

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

Our music ministry formed a combined women’s choir last year and again this past fall that was received with great enthusiasm. We would like to do the same with the men of the parish. You do not need to be a member of a choir here at Holy Name of Jesus, you only need to enjoy singing and be able to carry a tune. We will join the voices of our men of HNOJ to sing for the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Feb. 11. We will have two rehearsals the week before and you only need to attend one of the two, either Tuesday, Feb. 6 or Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in singing please contact Judy Hodgson, jhodgson@hnoj.org or 763-745-3490.

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.

Mary Kay Knapp ~ 763-473-7901 extension 215 ~ mknapp@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 ~ Pkeefe@bsmschool.org

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.

Judy Hodgson ~ 763-745-3490 ~ jhodgson@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 third, fourth and fifth 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.

Aimee Mellenbruch ~ 763-473-7901 extension 114 ~ amellenbruch@hnoj.org

Children in this sixth 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.

Aimee Mellenbruch ~ 763-473-7901 extension 114 ~ amellenbruch@hnoj.org

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.

Judy Hodgson, 763-745-3490, jhodgson@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.

Judy Hodgson, 763-745-3490, jhodgson@hnoj.org

HNOJ's Music Ministry

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Easter Season 2017, taken by Jon Hickman

Easter Season 2017, taken by Jon Hickman

Easter Season 2017, taken by Jon Hickman

Easter Season 2017, taken by Jon Hickman

2019 Italy Pilgrimage

The HNOJ Choirs have been invited to sing for a Papal Mass on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Join Fr. Steve Ulrick and members of the Holy Name of Jesus Music Ministry Department for this nine-day Pilgrimage which includes: Our choir joining the Sistine Chapel Choir to sing a Papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica; highlights of Assisi, Florence, and Rome; the Vatican Museums; the Sistine Chapel; daily sightseeing and more. This trip is open to singers and non-singers.

A representative spoke to all interested after Masses on Sunday, Oct. 15. If interested, you may download the brochure or pick one up at the parish.  Travel information and registration is available at http://www.ctscentral.net/trips/performances/epiphany-pontifical-mass-ro... For more information please contact Judy Hodgson at jhodgson@hnoj.org or 763-745-3490.