Music Ministry

Saint Agnes Church has an exciting and active Music Ministry providing our parish with music leadership at our Sunday 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM liturgies in addition to providing music for Funerals, Weddings, Feast Days and Holy Days. Learn more about our Music Ministry by going to our music web site:

Our 55-voice ADULT CHOIR rehearses, mid-September through mid-May, each Tuesday evening in the choir loft in the upper church from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, singing every Sunday at the 10:30 AM mass.  Along with professional brass and stringed instrumentalists, the adult choir leads the music during our beautiful Christmas and Holy Week liturgies.  The choir performs a Christmas Concert each year immediately prior to the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve mass, beginning at 3:30.  Call or email our Music Director if you would like to join our choir or simply show up at a Tuesday evening rehearsal!  No audition is required, however a basic understanding of 4-part choral singing and prior choral singing experience has been found very helpful to the new singer’s ability to be fully participatory in this group!  Learn more about singing with us by reviewing the choir information on our music web site and, while there, take some time to listen to our choir and solo recordings.

Our CHILDREN'S CHOIR is comprised of kids in grades 1-8.  We lead the music at mass on specifically scheduled Sunday mornings each month, October through May.  On those Sundays we rehearse in the upper church at 8:00 AM and then lead the music at our 9:00 AM Family Mass.  The Children’s Choir also sings each year at our Christmas Eve Family Mass at 6:00 PM.  This choir sings with great spirit and energy and truly helps make our Family Mass the place to be on Sunday mornings!  All children currently in grades 1 through 8 in public or parochial school are welcome to sing with us, without audition or prior music experience.  Obtain this year’s Children’s Choir schedule by going to our music web site or by emailing our Music Director, as noted below.

Our Music Ministry is led by a team of very talented, professional liturgical musicians.  The St. Agnes MUSIC STAFF includes:  Kimberly Howe Rishi, Michael Gallagher, Paul Madden, Andrea Loretz-Frey, Erin Merceruio and Michael Vaughan.

Attention newly engaged couples!  After you have established your WEDDING mass or ceremony date and time with one of our parish priests, you should immediately contact our Music Director in order to begin your wedding music planning and to reserve your musician(s).  Michael will send you a planner and direct you to our music web site to assist you in selecting your wedding music.  When you first call or email Michael, please provide the following information:

·         bride’s name
·         mailing address
         phone number
         email address
         scheduled wedding date and time 

CONTACT INFORMATION:  For questions regarding any aspect of our Music Ministry, contact: Michael Vaughan,, 617-833-0364,

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