Sacred Music Ministry
"Singing is an encounter with the Lord! Singing is sacramental! Liturgical singing is one of the signs through which the spiritual realities celebrated in the Sacred Liturgy are both expressed and received by those who sing and listen."
Music in Catholic Liturgy, Father Gerald Dennis Gill
Parts of the Mass
-Entrance Chant /Song
-Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia/Tract)
The Mass Propers are the parts of the Mass that change according to the liturgical calendar
-The Universal Prayers
-Eucharistic Prayer & Preface
-Prayer After Communion
-Holy, Holy, Holy
(Sanctus & Benedictus)
-Lamb of God
-Ite Missa Est
The Ordinary Parts of the Mass remain to the same throughout the litrugical year
-The Lord's Prayer
Sacred Music Ensembles
Learn more about our Sacred Music Ensembles
Saint Eleanor's Adult Choir welcomes all High School and adult parishioners to sing with them. The choir shares music with the congregation at the 10:30 am Mass each Sunday. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. The choir season spans from September through June.
Cantor / Psalmist
Cantors lead congregational singing during Mass. As well as proclaim scripture through song in the singing of the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Cantors receive training throughout the academic year.
This ensemble shares Contemporary Christian music accompanied by piano, guitars and a variety of other instruments at the 9:00 am Mass every other Sunday. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings.
Spirit Revival Band
From electric guitars to the drum set; all instrumentalist and singers are invited! Spirit Revival Band shares praise and worship music at the 7:00 pm Mass each Sunday. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings.
The Youth Choir is open to all 3rd through 8th graders in the parish. The Youth Choir sings once a month at a Noon Mass. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm in the Church. All are welcome!
at Saint Eleanor's
Ministers of Sacred Music
Director of Sacred Music and Liturgy
Elizabeth Calabro is the Director of Sacred Music and Liturgy at Saint Eleanor's. Elizabeth holds a B.M. in Voice Performance from Ithaca College and a M.M. from Westminster Choir College in Sacred Music. She believes that music is a way for all parishioners to come together to praise the glory of God. Elizabeth conducts the Adult and Youth Choirs at Saint Eleanor's.