Music Ministry

Non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam!
Not to us Lord, but to your name give the glory!

From the origin of the Church down to the current day, scores of clergy and laity have explored and developed the wondrous gift of sacred song. In the fourth chapter of the document Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council stressed the importance of sacred music as that “treasure of inestimable value” forming a “necessary and integral part of the solemn liturgy.” In brief, sacred music must possess holy, beautiful, and universal qualities. With these essential characteristics in mind, the Divine Child Music Ministry is seeking generous people who have a little extra time and the willingness to learn music for the liturgy. If you are interested in giving God the glory through singing the Holy Mass, please contact Matthew Simpson by email, or by phone at 313.277.3110 ext. 314.

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Divine Child Choir

The Divine Child Choir is a vocal ensemble that consists of parishioners (ages 18+) from Church of the Divine Child. The Divine Child Choir meets Thursday nights from 7 – 9 p.m. for rehearsals in the church choir loft and perform at various Masses.

Ss. Cecilia and Gregory Choir

Invoking both the patron of musicians and the father of Catholic sacred music, The Ss. Cecilia and Gregory Choir (Grades 5 – 8) meets Thursdays from 3 – 4 p.m. in the Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room and sing at various Masses.

St. Thomas Aquinas Schola

The St. Thomas Aquinas Schola is composed of the hope of the Church – the next generation of young Catholics. Through the intercession of the great 13th century scholar and composer of beautiful Eucharistic hymns, The St. Thomas Aquinas Schola (Grade 4) marks that initial journey into the realm of sacred music. The St. Thomas Aquinas Schola meets Tuesdays from 3 – 4 p.m. in the Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. In combination with their older classmates in the Ss. Cecilia and Gregory Choir, members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Schola regularly sing at many important events within the liturgical calendar year.