Music Ministry

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”  Psalm 98:4


Ministry Opportunities

You are invited and welcome to join one of our Music Ministries,

for parishioners grades 3 – 12 and Adults.

New members for our Adult Programs are welcome and accepted year round.

Registration for our Children & Youth Music Ministers takes place prior to the beginning of the new school year.

Exceptions for new parishioners arriving after the school year begins will be taken. 

NOTE:  Our Adult, Youth, and Children's Choir Ministries have currently been put on hold for the time being, due to the COVID-19 Virus. 

Please submit a registration form for the choir you are interested in,

and we will contact you as soon as we are back to singing and ringing again!!!

We are currently inviting new Adult and Youth Cantors, grades 3 to Adult, to help minister at our weekend liturgies. 

Thank you!


 The music ministry is designed to bring song into the Mass through a pastoral musician. The primary function of the pastoral musician is to be rooted in the Gospel and to lead the singing assembly into prayer, through celebration, preparation, evaluation, education and personal ministry.  The music ministry at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish helps enrich the faith life of all those celebrating Liturgies and special Masses.  Our Resurrection Choir helps minister to those grieving the loss of a loved one at funerals. 


To find out more about the particular Music Ministry you are interested in,  please contact the designate Director for a list of requirements, expectations, and activities.


 Music Ministry Staff

Director Of Music Ministry

Mrs. Esther Szafranski

Office Phone Number: 248-615-5568


 - Adult Cantor Ministry Coordinator:  Grades 9 through Adult

        - Adult Choir Ministry Director: Grades 9 through Adult

Adult Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
Adult Handbell Choir
Adult Resurrection Choir


Associate Directors Of Music Ministry

 Dr. Noriko Ernst

Office Phone Number: 248-536-1153


- Youth Cantor Ministry Coordinator:  Grades 3 - 8

-  Laudate Youth Vocal Choir Director:  Grades 6 - 8


* Mr. William Gramzow IV

Office Phone Number: 248-536-1151


-  Children's and Youth Choir Ministry Director

Children's Vocal Choir: Grades 3 - 5
Youth Handbell Choir:  Grades 6 - 8