Music Ministry

Newman is very proud of our talented and generous music ministry.  If you’re interested in singing or playing in one of our outstanding choirs (Sunday at 10am, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm; Wednesday at 9pm), you can just show up two hours before the Sunday 7pm Mass, or one hour before any of the other Masses. If you have any questions, please contact our Programs Coordinator, Mikaela Hertel at, to get started.

Don’t forget to register!  It’s a great way to stay connected and let us know about what else you’d like to do.

Music Ministry Groups

Newman has four music ministry groups, one for each Mass.  Below is more information on each music ministry group.

10am Music - XAM Choir

The 10am ministry (XAM) is led by Peter Molina.  They feature a mixture of contemporary and classic music. They feature vocalists and guitarists, and would love to have you!

5pm Music - The Five O'Clock Choir

The 5pm ministry is led by Michael Teal.  Contact Michael if you are interested in singing or playing an instrument for the 5pm group.

7pm Music - Sundays at Seven

The 7pm ministry (Sundays at Seven) is led by Michaela Kearns. Send her an e-mail or talk to them after Mass if you are interested in singing or playing an instrument. The Sundays at Seven plays contemporary Christian music and praise and worship songs with a full band including guitar, bass, drums, piano and a variety of other instruments.

The group also maintains a blog.

9pm Music - Candlelight Choir

The 9pm ministry (Candlelight Choir) is led by Mikaela Hertel. It features a prayerful, contemplative candle-lit aesthetic.  The group sings primarily Taize, chants, motets, and traditional Breaking Bread songs. We would love to have more vocalists, or a back-up pianist.

Wednesday 9pm Music

The Wednesday 9pm ministry is led by Matthew Pollock.  Send him an e-mail or talk to him after Mass if you are interested in singing or playing an instrument. The style is similar to Sundays at 9, featuring Taize, and traditional songs.

Retreat Music Ministry

Every year, the music ministry puts on a retreat for all ministers and any members of the community who want to retreat with music and song! It is a faith-filled weekend of prayer, praise and workshops that brings us both closer to our God and closer as a community.