Music Ministry

If you enjoy singing or have a talent for playing an instrument, then there is a place for you in the SMG Music Ministry!  Many opportunities await parish men, women, youth and children in our music ministry.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, all music ministry groups are reduced in size and frequency.  Please consult the parish bulletin for up-to-date information.

Contact: Eileen Ericsson 215-721-0199 x210


A new season is upon us in the choir room! And you are invited to see what God may be calling you to do for Him at St. Maria Goretti Parish this year! Please consider joining the group that suits you best!

 Adult Bell Choir, Youth Bell Choir & Children’s Chime Choir:

SMG parish has three bell choirs. The Youth Bell Choir consists of students who are in grades 6 through 12 who are music readers. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM from September to December.  The Adult Bell Choir rehearses the same time slot from January to April.   The Children’s Chime choir is for music readers in grades 3 through 6.  Rehearsal time will be determined.  The CCC plays from September through December.  The bell choirs play at one Mass per month.

Guitar Ensemble/High School Instrumentalists:

The SMG Guitar Ensemble rehearses the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM and plays one Mass on the weekend following the rehearsal. Presently, we use guitars, flute, and vocals. High School Instrumentalists are asked to play from time to time for weekend Masses as their schedule allows.

Vocal Choirs ~ Children, Adult, Men’s Ensemble, Octet:

The Children’s Choir, grades 1 through 8 sings at one Mass per month from October through May.   Rehearsal time is to be determined.  The Adult Choir, high school age and over, rehearses Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:45 PM (except the first Tuesday of the month) and sings at one or two Masses per month from September through June. The SMG Men’s Ensemble is for men who like to sing or can play an instrument. It is a low commitment; the group sings only three times per year. Rehearsals are on select Tuesdays at 8:45 PM. The SMG Octet, a group of eight singers, also rehearses on select Tuesdays at 8:45 PM.

Parish Cantors:

Our parish cantors, high school age and adults, lead the assembly in song and responses at weekend Masses and holy days.  Currently, we are blessed with 16 cantors who are scheduled as their time permits.

The SMG Music Ministry is a blessing to all those who participate in it. We would love to have you join the group that appeals to you!