“The Church is always at prayer in her ministers and her people,
and that prayer takes various forms in her life.
Singing is one of the primary ways that the assembly
of the faithful participates actively in the Liturgy.”
-Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship- 2007
Music is a vital part of our liturgical celebrations. Our parish is blessed with an all-volunteer group of musically-talented individuals who share their gifts by leading our congregation in song. Holy Trinity Music Ministry offers a diverse program of liturgical music to enhance the experience of the assembled congregation including Adult and Spanish Choirs, Contemporary Ensembles, Life Teen Music Ministry and Cantors. Any parishioner who wants to be involved in the Music Ministry program should contact the Director of Music or speak with one of the musicians at Mass.
Director of Music: Lucy Tavira,
Lucy Tavira has been a Music Teacher at Catholic Schools in San Antonio for 15 years. During her teaching years she produced many musical programs with her students. Some of them were filmed, and aired on the Catholic Television of San Antonio. Her student choir was often invited to sing in programs prepared by the CTSA. She joined Holy Trinity Catholic Church as Director of Music and Liturgy in August 2012. She holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education earned in Poland.
5 PM Saturday Evening Musicians:Bernice and Larry Friesenhahn are native San Antonians. They grew up on the south side and attended St. Cecilia’s Church. While attending St. Cecilia’s school both were involved in music ministry playing guitar and singing for school and Sunday Masses. Bernice continued to participate in music ministry in high school and numerous adult choirs and was choir director at St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church for several years. They came to Holy Trinity in 1995 and Bernice immediately joined the choir. In 2003 they answered Monsignor Fater’s call for Saturday evening music ministers and have provided music for this Mass ever since. Larry plays guitar and bass when the occasion arises, and Bernice plays guitar and leads the congregation in song. Both are retired educators with one son, Russell, who resides in California.
8AM Sunday Morning Musician:
9:30 AM Sunday Morning Musicians:
Fred has a very rich musical background being the son of Dolores Bueche who has been the Director of Music at St. Gregory's Catholic Church since 1975. Fred performed in a band called FireFox for about ten years where he gained broad experience on the stage playing the guitar, keyboard, and singing vocals. He also served as a music minister for over 12 years at other parishes, before he joined Holy Trinity’s music ministry in 2000. Fred has written several original songs sung at Mass, including but not limited to, With Water I Will Change Your Life, Be With Me Lord, and Remember Your Mercies O Lord. He is supported and loved by his beautiful wife, Robin, and two children.
Shelia began playing the piano as a young child and entered the music ministry in her home town of Lawton, OK as an eighth grader. She was a vocalist and pianist in church and school all thru high school and college. She moved to San Antonio and joined the Holy Trinity music ministry in 2008 playing the piano and background vocals at the 9:30 am mass. Shelia is loved and supported by her husband, Bob, and three children.
11:00 AM Sunday Morning Musicians:
The Adult Choir rotates weekend Masses between September and June. Practices are on Monday evening from 7-9 PM in the church. This choir is open to any Holy Trinity parishioner High School age and older. The Choir is directed by Darnell Waun and accompanied by Carolyn Cates and Lorenda Nerison
5:30 PM SUNDAY EVENING MASS
Since its formation in 2001, the Holy Trinity Life Teen Music Ministry has been comprised of various high school and college students, as well as adults. Each Sunday evening at the Life Teen Mass, these musicians lead the congregation in contemporary Christian music full of energy and praise. In addition to the Sunday evening Masses, they provide music in a variety of ways at Holy Trinity, including special Christmas and Easter liturgies, confirmation services and ACTS retreats. The musicians have also recorded three CDs over the years including their latest, Arise in 2009. The group is coordinated by Ryan Demmer.
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~William P. Merrill