St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Parish

Music and Liturgy

“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.

Therefore, sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites. But the Church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits them into divine worship.”

– CSL, the Second Vatican Council

Our Director of Music, John Wright, is a graduate of Wright State University School of Music. He studied organ and liturgy under the late Dr. J. Ritter Werner, conducting with Dr.Hank Dahlman, and piano and chamber music with Dr. Jackson Leung.  Sacred music – music set aside for use in worship – is indeed a treasure of inestimable value, and John strives for the highest ideals as it supports and adds delight to the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.  He is on a mission to share the splendor of the Catholic Church and Her worship through Sacred Music.

Singers and instrumentalists practice on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (and 5th) Wednesdays of the month at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. 

Coming Soon:  A BRAND NEW ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHOIR

If you would like to be a part of a growing music ministry, please email our director for more information at johnw@stmaryassumption.church, or simply show up to a rehearsal and see if this ministry is right for you!