Music Ministry


The very beginning of the U.S.C.C.B. document Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship states that “God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.” Indeed we are truly blessed at St. Matthew Catholic Church to have a vibrant and joyful music ministry. Our ensembles each have their own identity but share the same goal of leading our congregation in song. We have something for all ages and all are welcome to join our choirs: Traditional Choir (Sunday 8 a.m.), Folk Choir (Sunday 10 a.m.), Contemporary (Sunday 11:30 a.m.). All are also invited to also sing in our Spanish liturgies in our three wonderful ensembles who sing on Sundays at 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Be part of a wonderful ministry here at St. Matthew.

Music Ministry Blog

For more information, please contact Shanti Michael, Coordinator of Music Ministry at the Parish Office (503) 648-1998 ext. 257 or e-mail her at

If you like to sing, play an instrument, and you are 12 to 16 years of age, this is an opportunity for you! The Spanish Youth Choir invites all youth between ages of 12 to 16 years to come and join this choir.  Practice days are Saturdays from 6-7 p.m. and sing on Sundays at the 7 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Spanish Masses.

Si te gusta cantar, tocas un instrumento musical, y tienes 12 a 16 años de edad, esta es una oportunidad para ti! El coro de jóvenes invita a los jóvenes de 12 a 16 años para que se integren a este coro. Los ensayos son los sábados de 6:00 a 7:00 pm y cantan los Domingos a las 7:00 am o 5:30 pm.