MINISTRIES

The Cathedral offers a wide variety of ministries. Please scroll through this page to find out how you can serve at our parish. 

Music Ministry​

If you would like to join any of the Cathedral's music ministries, please contact Dr. Jonathan Embry at the Cathedral office.

Email: Jembry@sthelenas.org              

Phone: 406-442-5825

The Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir sings choral literature from the Western canon with a focus on polyphonic Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern works. The choir practices on Thursday night from 7:00-8:30pm. The Choir Season is divided into two parts: September through Christmas and Epiphany through Corpus Christi. The Choir sings for the 11:00 A.M. Masses on Sundays and Solemnities. As this is a ministry, attendance is required at all major Solemnities.

Eligibility: Men and women, ages 16 and older. Audition is not required; however, it is necessary to meet with the director of music to determine which voice part is appropriate. Reading music is not required, but strongly encouraged. Potential and willingness to learn is desired.

The Aquinas Schola

The Aquinas Schola is the Cathedral’s children and youth Choir. Repertoire consists of unison, two- and three-part treble choral repertoire. The Aquinas Schola will sing regularly for the 9 am Mass on Sunday as well as for some special liturgies. Membership is open to all children and youth in 4th-8th grade. The choir will serve as a great opportunity to learn musical literacy.  Audition is not required; however, it is necessary to meet with the director of music to determine which voice part is appropriate. Reading music is not required. Potential and willingness to learn is desired. Rehearsal times and seasons to be determined.

Cathedral Brass and Trombone Choir

The Cathedral Brass is open to parishioners who play brass instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, and French Horn. The Cathedral Brass will play at all major Solemnities and Feasts throughout the church year. The Trombone Choir is a branch of the Cathedral Brass. For information please contact Joe Michaletz at geolex@mt.net

Summer Afternoon Organ Recitals

Thursdays at 1pm from June 24th until September 2nd. A free, 30 minute program of light music to demonstrate the Cathedral’s Organ.

St. Brother Andre Organ Recital Series

Free hour-long programs performed by the Cathedral’s organist once every three months. Each year will be dedicated to a different saint, and the programs will reflect the liturgical season.

Mass Settings Used at the Cathedral:

To navigate the different Mass settings, open the video in YouTube and use the timecodes in the description of the video.