Music Ministry

Music Ministry at St Jude

Mission Statement: To provide music in the Mass as instructed by the Catholic Church “For the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful”, and to evangelize and console the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist through beauty by fostering relationships with each other and with Christ.

Following the call of the Second Vatican Council to encourage ‘full and active participation’ from the congregation for the ‘glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful’, the St. Jude of the Lake Music Ministry team strives to provide music for Mass that will draw the congregation into worship and lift their minds and hearts to Christ. As Annamaria Cardinalli writes in her book Music and Meaning in the Mass, “It is no exaggeration to say that you (musicians) are in the business of making saints!” We take our role in drawing the faithful to Christ with utmost gravity and joy.

On the occasion of our nation’s Eucharistic Revival, the St. Jude Music team recognizes the grave importance that their work has in consoling the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist and in communicating to the congregation the drama of the sacrifice of Calvary that takes place every Mass! Thus, our music is not simply a ministry, but is a great act of love to our Divine Lover, Christ, truly present on the altar at every Mass. Every Mass we “Behold the Heart that has so loved men that it has spared nothing”, and we strive through beautiful music to console that Heart which so often receives cold and indifferent responses (Jesus to St. Margaret Mary).

St. Jude of the Lake Parish Choir

Interested in joining the St. Jude of the Lake Parish Choir? We are open to all ages of members, from high school on up! Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45 at the parish, and we sing at the 9:00am Mass every Sunday. Please contact our Director of Music, Mary Scherber, for more information!

St. Jude of the Lake Music Ministry Team

Interested in joining our Music Ministry team? Contact our Director of Music, Mary Scherber, to find out how you can become part of our team! Whether you have experience singing or playing at Mass, or are brand new to leading congregational music, Mary would love to meet with you to find out how you can serve our Lord through music!

Dear St. Jude of the Lake Family,

I am beyond exited and grateful to be joining your parish family! I want to thank you for entrusting me with your parish music, which so greatly affects your worship every Sunday at Mass. I pray that I can serve you and our Lord by drawing you closer to His loving Heart!

I want to invite you into a full and active participation in the Mass so that our Lord can better be known and loved by you and your families. No matter how good or bad you think you may be at singing or making music, I want to assure you that Jesus loves to hear you sing at Mass! It is my job to provide you with a comfortable and supported environment in which you can sing. I hope that you feel welcome to participate with your whole heart, mind, and voice at Mass.

If you have any questions or feedback about our ministry, or if you would like to join our choir or ministry team, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at I would love to hear what you have to say or meet with you in person!

Know of my love and prayers for you and your families.

In Christ,

Mary Scherber

Director of Music

Heritage Mass Parts

A recording of our current Mass Ordinary Setting can be found below! If you are struggling to sing along at Mass, or simply would like to hear the Mass setting in full, below is a recording option for you! Each Mass setting can be listened to and sung along to. Contact Mary Scherber with questions! 

*Please note that the Alleluia in the Heritage Mass recording is not the same as the one St. Jude’s is using. The St. Jude’s Alleluia setting can be found here at the timestamp 4’ 15’’: