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. 
- Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, §112

About This Ministry

All choirs at St. Teresa welcome new members of all ages, voice parts, and experience.  Please contact the respective choir directors below if you have questions or would like to join a choir.

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.

The principal parish choir sings every Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. Mass from September through May, as well as for various special Masses throughout the year including Christmas Midnight Mass, Confirmation, and the Triduum liturgies during Holy Week.

Amy Johnson
Choir Director

Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

SUNDAY 8:00 a.m.

Three different choirs lead us in song at this Mass year-round.

Family Choir
Family Choir sings the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

Laura Minchow
Choir Director

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 7:15 a.m.

Men’s Choir
The Men’s Choir sings the  2nd Sunday of the month and welcomes adults, as well as high school boys with changed voices.

Nathaniel Cunningham
Choir Director

2nd Sunday of the month at 7:15 a.m.

Family Choir
This Family Choir sings on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Jean Timmerman
Choir Director

4th Sunday of the month at 7:30 a.m.

SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. and SUNDAY 12:00 p.m.

Music for these Masses is led by an organist and a cantor as schedules permit.

Contact for those Interested in Singing as a Cantor:
Mary Pat McBride

Contact for those Interested in Playing the Organ:
Theresa Kottwitz


Music plans for your wedding may be discussed with the priest who is preparing you for marriage.

For information on hiring musicians, please contact the following:

  • Terri Schilmoeller – organ/keyboard/flute/vocal
  • Melanie Kottwitz and Grace Raun – organ/piano/vocal ( and (
  • Mary Pat McBride – organ/piano (