Saint Eleanor

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

Sung Propers

-Entrance Chant /Song

-Responsorial Psalm


-Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia/Tract)

-Offertory Chant/Song

-Communion Chant/Song

The Mass Propers are the parts of the Mass that change according to the liturgical calendar  

Spoken Propers




-The Universal Prayers

-Eucharistic Prayer & Preface

-Prayer After Communion

Sung Ordinary





-Holy, Holy, Holy

Memorial Acclamation 

Great Amen 

(Sanctus & Benedictus)

-Lamb of God 

(Agnus Dei) 

-Ite Missa Est

The Ordinary Parts of the Mass remain to the same throughout the litrugical year 

Spoken Ordinary

-Penitential Act 

-Offertory Prayers 

-The Lord's Prayer

What is
Sacred Music?
Why do we sing during Mass?
How do I join?

Sacred Music Ensembles

Learn more about our Sacred Music Ensembles

Adult Choir


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. 

Contemporary Ensemble


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. 

Youth Choir


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!

Liturgical Music

at Saint Eleanor's

April 7, 2019
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Entrance: There's a Wideness in God's Mercy - 476
Preparation of the Gifts: Remember Your Love - 662
Communion: Ubi Caritas - 327
Hymn of Praise: Hosea - 666
Sending Forth: Take Up Your Cross - 713
Mass of Saint Frances Cabrini
April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday
Entrance: All Glory, Laud and Honor - 139
Preparation of the Gifts: What Wondrous Love Is This - 480
Communion: Our Blessing Cup - 362
Hymn of Praise: O Sacred Head Surrounded - 148
Sending Forth: At the Name of Jesus - 725
Mass of Saint Frances Cabrini

Meet Our

Ministers of Sacred Music

Elizabeth Calabro
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



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