Liturgical Music helps to amplify the message of the readings of the day and prepare the individual in receiving the Gospel. It helps in creating an atmosphere in the worship space and within one’s own personal experience of the Holy Eucharist. Music supports in unifying the worshiping community into one prayer and empower the individual prayers of the faithful. When music is executed in a way that does not distract the minds and hearts of the people of God, then it has the powerful potential to uplift the spirit, speak of and invite all to peace and healing, and nurture and empower the expression of gratitude and love for God. It is therefore important to execute the art of music in a way that allows the full and active participation of the faithful in the living and loving Eucharist.
Assumption Choir is the principal choir of the Church of the Assumption. They provide choral music for our 10:00 AM Sunday Mass, and for other special Liturgies throughout the Liturgical Year. Assumption Choir rehearsal is every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, except during the summer as they take off this time of year. Rehearsals have resumed, but prospective choir members need to contact Dr. Mabalot prior to joining a rehearsal.
Cantor & Psalmist Ministry is an audition ministry and reserved for those who have special gifts as a vocalist and in leading the assembly in worship through music. Membership in Assumption Choir is a requirement to be a cantor or psalmist at Assumption.
Please email Dr. Mabalot if you are interested in auditioning for membership in Assumption Choir or in becoming a cantor or psalmist.
Music for Weddings and Funerals – Please send an e-mail to Dr. Mabalot for all questions and various needs regarding music for weddings and funerals.
Dr. Frederick B. Mabalot, D.M.A.
Pastoral Assistant for Music & Liturgy
Phone Number: (360) 733-1380 ext. 21