Music Ministry

St. Malachy has a wide variety of opportunities in music ministry: cantors, organists, pianists, violinists, guitar players and choirs. For questions or for more information please contact Hector Salcedo. Click the links below to discover how you can become involved, or to view resources for active music ministers.


As you notice, during this time of Lent we are singing the Gospel Acclamation "Praise and Honor which is on #173 "during Lent" in our Gather Book and the Chant Mass that we sang in advent (attached to this email).
If you want to be more familiar with this music here you have some videos that you can watch and go over the music and especially for the students in our school, if you can show the videos to them, that would be very helpful.
The other songs we will be rotating during this time are:
Again We Keep This Solemn Fast #487
Deep Within #486
Hosea #484
Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door #470
Change Our Hearts #493
Return to God #478 

The links are the following:

Gospel Acclamation during Lent (#173 "during Lent")


Agnus Dei

+ Get Involved With Music Ministry

Opportunities to participate in Music Ministry

  • Adult Choir
    A group of adults under the direction of Hector Salcedo who sing 2-3 Masses per month. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings and is always pleased to have new members. Contact Hector Salcedo for more information.
  • Children's Choir
    A group of children grades 3rd through 8th who sing once a month. They are directed by Mike Acquaviva and practice once a week on Sunday evenings. Contact Mike Acquaviva for more information.
  • Guitar Ensemble
    A group of adults consisting of guitar, flute, piano and a few vocalists. They provide music for Mass three times each month. Please contact Bill Pierce for more information.
  • Accompanists
    If you are interested in providing organ or piano music for Masses contact Hector Salcedo.
  • Instrumentalists
    If you play an instrument that would enhance the liturgical music at our Masses, please contact Hector Salcedo about opportunities to get involved.
  • Cantors
    Cantors lead the congregation in song. A cantor may sing alone or in a small group. Vocalists are also needed to sing at weddings and funerals. Contact Hector Salcedo for questions and to volunteer.

+ NPM Planning Calendar

The National Pastoral Musicians maintain a website of song suggestions based on the Sunday readings each week.  Click the link below to view their selections.


Music Planning Suggestions

+ Musician Contact List

+ Listen to the Mass settings we use at St. Malachy

Beginning in September, we will be introducing a new Mass setting at St. Malachy.  It is called the "Mass of Christ the Savior."  Click the link below to hear the new setting.

Mass of Christ the Savior

In 2012 we introduced the "Mass from Age to Age."

Mass fom Age to Age

Together with the Indianapolis Archdiocese, we began using the "Storrington Mass" as soon as the Revised Roman Missal was introduced.

Storrington Mass 

+ Song Selection Sheet

On any given Sunday we use the same Psalm, the same Mass setting, and one common hymn between the four Masses.  The rest of the music is selected by each individual ensemble. 

+ Music Ministry Schedule

At this time, please contact Hector Salecedo to give him the dates you are available during the months of March, April and May.