Music Ministry

Roland Laperle

Music Director
Roland Laperle

Roland Laperle

Director of Music
in Spanish

Neilo Aquino

St. Paul's message to the Church at Ephesus is timeless. When we assemble for worship, our singing of spiritual songs forms our personal faith and allows us to express together our common praise and thanks, our Spirit-guided hopes and aspirations, our profound love of God and each other.

The Music Ministry of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church and School plays an important role in our Church's praise. It exists to support and enhance the song of the whole assembly, as well as to provide special music for contemplation and inspiration.

St. Augustine said that those who sing pray twice. Our choir members and those who sing through their instruments would agree! Expressing prayer through music is both rewarding and challenging. Hard work, helpful instruction, a balanced exposure to music of many styles and levels of difficulty is both beneficial and enjoyable. The primary purpose of our parish music ministry it to enable the full, active participation of the congregation in the liturgy. The choir's singing, the instruments playing of hymns, refrains and acclamations is geared toward supporting, leading and enhancing the song of the whole church. It is encouraging when the church assembled for worship takes ownership of the music, singing out, knowing that even imperfect voices become part of a whole, beautiful sound.

Taking all this into account, the aim of the Music Office is to do our part to provide our faith community with an oasis of prayer and praise, a retreat from the ups and