“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
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, and is certified as K-12 Music Teacher in Texas.
Bryant Drury, Kelly Lepeska, and David Edlund
David Edlund is a senior at Winston Churchill High School. He is 18 years old and has been playing the piano since the second grade. He loves classical music and is looking forward to performing at concerts this coming year. He has a younger sister, two older brothers, and a niece coming in August! On the side, he loves sailing and throwing the ball for his black lab Mr. Bojangles.
Kelly Lepeska is the 8 am mass cantor. Born in the Chicago suburbs, Kelly began singing at a very early age with school and church choirs. Musical theater has been a love of hers for many years, and has even co-written two Christian musicals. Before coming to Holy Trinity in 2007, Kelly sang at her parishes in Illinois and Ohio. At St. Michael's parish in Canton, OH, she co-coordinated special children's liturgy services for their Parish School or Religion. Upon arriving at Holy Trinity in 2007 with her husband and four sons, Kelly became involved with the music ministry when the adult choir was reborn in 2008. She began cantoring soon after, and became the permanent 8 am cantor in 2011. As a part of the Holy Trinity Music Ministry, Kelly is happy to serve by singing on Holy Days and is available for weddings.
9:30 AM Sunday Morning Musicians:
From left: Bart Roberts, Robert Maldonado, Fred Bueche, and Sheila Morse
Shelia Morse and her husband, Bob, have been active members of Holy Trinity since 2000. Shelia has played the piano and sung harmony vocals for about 6 or 7 years at Holy Trinity. Shelia has been a musician her whole life and began playing the piano at church at the age of 12. As well, Shelia was an all-state vocalist in high school and received a full music scholarship to college, but decided to major in education instead. Shelia has been an elementary teacher, middle school math teacher, and school administrator. In the last five years, Shelia decided to work from home as an educational leadership assessment specialist. In her free time, Shelia loves to shop, read, and spend time watching her three children play sports.
Bart Roberts moved his wife and three kids to San Antonio in 2014 from Alaska. After 30 years of living in the cold, a change was due. He brought 20+ years of music ministry experience, leading the group in his Anchorage parish. In 2010 he was invested into the Equestrian Order of the HolySepulchre of Jerusalem. He enjoys the outdoors, golfing, cooking, photography, and making music.
The 9:30 group on a different Sunday, with Marcelo Farah playing the bass guitar.
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Darnell Waun - Choir Director
Carolyn Cates - Choir Accompanist and Manager
Mae Wannarka - Choir Accompanist and Co-Director
Lucy Tavira - Choir Administrator
The Adult Choir sing mostly at Saturday's 5 PM Masses between August and June. Practices are on scheduled Monday evenings from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Angels Room (church building). This choir is open to any Holy Trinity parishioner High School age and older. The cantors for the choir masses are (in alphabetical order): Bill Balzar, Jennifer Bergeron, Erin Pruetz, Lucy Tavira, and Darnell Waun. If you are interested in joining, please contact Lucy : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two choirs sing for the 1pm Spanish Mass: El Coro de la Santísima Trinidad, lead by Rafael Moras, and Los Niños de Valor, under the direction of Alberto Magellanes. The latter usually plays the last Mass of the month, in conjunction with the Spanish youth ministries.
El Coro de la Santisima Trinidad performs contemporary Spanish Catholic music, including original songs by two or its members: Jesús Rodríguez (including Perdóname, No me Voy a Soltar, and Aquí Estoy) and Rafael Moras (Te Siento Junto a Mí, Huellas en la Arena, and many of the Responsorial Psalms). El Coro de la Santísima Trinidad has performed two of Rafael´s Catholic musicals (The Prodigal Brother and The Most Important Woman in the Bible). In 2014 el Coro offered two performances of The Most Important Woman in Mexico, as part of a Mission Trip lead by Father Martin. The proceedings of the shows were donated to local Catholic charities.
The Holy Trinity Spanish Choir, "Coro Niños de Valor”, is led by Alberto Magallanes. The Choir performs contemporary Spanish Catholic music, and provides support to other parishes in San Antonio: Christ King, and Our Lady of Good Counsel.
The mission is to develop the Musical talent as a personal pray and own conversion (for the children and their family) putting this talent for the service to the church and the Community, Bringing the Gospel thru Music.
To become an option of pray and sing, while the children and the families learn the importance of the liturgical moments, meditating the Gospel
The Choir consists of children aged 7 to 14 years, and Parents that help on the mission.
Victor Paredes, Victor Isaac Paredes, Ingrid Paredes, Lissette Paredes
Allison Podanoffsky, Susan Podanoffsky, Mariana Trejo,Agustin Trejo,
Nicholas Ian Trejo, Andrea Isabelle Trejo, Emilio Veana Velazquezm, Fátima Veana Velazquez, Itzel Schuessler, Michelle Schuessler, Carlos Gonzalez, Veronica Gonzalez,Samantha Gonzalez, Roberto Magallanes, Alejandro Paredes, Melissa Raquel Gonzalez, Ana Lucia Gonzalez, Santiago Perez.
Our current group of musicians are Adam Hockley (bass, piano, guitar, vocals), Jacob Collazo (vocals), Ryan Demmer (guitar), Bridget Seguin (vocals), Guy Kukla (percussion), Mike Sutherland (guitar, vocals), Caitlin Noel (piano), and Vincent Lewis (percussion). Joseph Orr handles the mixing duties for the group. If you can play an instrument, sing, and are interested in joining the group, please come and talk to us after Mass!
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Members: Ryan, Vince, Adam, and Bridget (some not present)
OUR WONDERFUL MASS MUSICIANS' SUBSTITUTES:
Sarah Wannarka and Mae Wannarka
After many years, Mae Wannarka has recently returned to San Antonio. Mae and her family remember meeting for mass at the Alzafar Shrine and then having the joy of walking into the first mass here at Holy Trinity. Mae was director of music liturgy at Holy Trinity for about 8 years mentored by then Father Fater. She was recently the Director of Music for 12 years at St. Mary's Parish in Waverly, Minnesota, directing the choir and playing piano and organ for three masses each weekend, holy days, weddings, funerals, and special masses as needed. She started playing for church when she was 12 and was raised to believe that participating in the song of the mass was not optional! Mae has a Bachelors of Science degree in English and Speech Education from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Purdue University. She taught high school juniors for three years and is a United States Navy Veteran. Mae has 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Although retired from a life of music ministry, Mae now plays the piano as needed and enjoys singing in the choir here at Holy Trinity.
As long as she can remember, Sarah has sung at church. Her mother Mae, and both of her grandmothers, Mildred and Florence, all played the piano in church. Her father, Jerry, has always sang in the church choir. So, she comes by it honestly. Sarah was a member of the Purduettes while attending college at Purdue University. The Purduettes are an elite singing group who travel the country performing. Sarah is delighted to sing at Holy Trinity when the need arises.
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~William P. Merrill