St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

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Music Ministry

St. Francis Xavier parish music ministry works to bring vitality to our sung worship. Through the dedication and hard work of our music pastoral musicians staff and volunteers, under the coordination of Alyce Coincon, our parish enjoys a wide variety of beauty in liturgical music. Choral singers and instrumentalists who would like to enhance the celebration of Mass with their particular skills are invited to join the Adult Liturgical Choir, other Masses with cantors, and the Contemporary Choir. Regular rehearsals are a requirement for participation.
Contact: Alyce Coincon, or 225.936.5794

Adult Liturgical Choir and Instrumentalists
Directed by Bart Folse, the Adult Liturgical Choir serves SFX Church from September through May, or as far as the feast of Pentecost, whichever comes last. Choir members rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM and usually serve at the 10 AM Sunday Mass. Singers and instrumentalists are open to high school students and adults who enjoy singing, have a pleasing singing voice, and play musical instruments.
Contact: Bart Folse, or 504.834.0340.

Contemporary Choir
Directed by Jamie Diliberto, the Contemporary Choir serves SFX Church year round and is open to high school students and adults who enjoy singing, have a pleasing singing voice, a basic knowledge of music reading skills, and enjoy praising God through contemporary liturgical music. Attendance at weekly Thursday evening rehearsals (7:00 – 8:30 PM) is mandatory for membership.
Contact: Jamie Diliberto, or 504.834.0340.

Pastoral Musicians Staff:
Alyce Coincon, Coordinator of Music/Principal Organist
Bart Folse, Director of Adult Choir
Jamie Diliberto, Director of Contemporary Choir
Betty Blancque, Vigil Mass Organist
Linda Jones, Cantor

Our Pipe Organ

This instrument was built in 1911 by Tellers-Sommerhof of Eire PA . Originally installed in Holy Trinity Church in New Orleans, the pipe organ was rebuilt by Roy Redman Pipe Organs of Forth Worth. This musical, mechanical wonder has 65 ranks, with over 3000 individual pipes. "We retained the historical sound and expanded the tonal resources by adding some new ranks of pipes and effects."