Sacred Music

Sacred Music

"Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord!" - Psalm 150:6

St. Joseph Catholic Church Choir


Our parish has a wonderful music program.  If you would like to join or have some wonderful talents that you would like to share, play an instrument of any kind we would love for you to join us. Please see the contact information below and contact us today.

(573) 769-3270 or

(573)822-5784 Susan Chambers or (573)248-7751 Pauline Jones

If you have any interest in joining us please call today!

The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.

Holy Scripture, indeed, has bestowed praise upon sacred song, and the same may be said of the fathers of the Church and of the Roman pontiffs who in recent times, led by Pope St. Pius X, have explained more precisely the ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord.

Therefore Sacred Music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites. But the Church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits them into divine worship.

SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 112