Music Ministries at St. Raphael

Sing to the Lord #26 - Singing is one of the primary ways that the assembly of the faithful participtes actively in the Liturgy.  The people are encouraged "to take part by means of acclamations, responses, psalms, antiphones and hymns. "

The music provided at the 4:30pm Saturday Mass, 8:00am and 11:30am Sunday Masses is a mix of contemporary and traditional hymnody and songs accompanied by organ and piano supported by cantor or choir.  Choir Rehearsal takes place on Wednesday Evening at 7:30pm.
The music provided at the 9:30am and 5:30pm Sunday Masses is by the Praise Band.  The praise band rehearsals take place on Thursday Evenings at 7pm.




Praise Band


The Praise Band has 2 CD's for purchase at the Parish Gift Shop or Parish Office. They include the Praise Band Collections and the Christmas Collection.  CD's are availabe through the Gift Shop the parish office at 727-821-7989 or


Praise Band Collections ($20)

1.    Lord, I Lift Your Name On High
2.    Come and See
3.    Some May Trust in Chariots
4.    Jesus Mighty God
5.    Make Your Presence Known
6.    The Holy Heart
7.    Under The Blood of The Lamb
8.    I Need You
9.    Cry of My Heart
10.  Rock of My Salvation
11.  Glory to the Lamb
12.  Amazing Love
13.  How Good it is
14.  It is Good to Praise the Lord
15.  The Lord is my Light
16.  Refresh My Heart
17.  Sweet Jesus
18.  Protector of My Soul
19.  I come to the Cross
20.  Even Now
21.  I Love Your Grace
22.  You Raise Me Up

  Christmas Collection ($15)

  1. Emmanuel
  2. Breath of Heaven
  3. Adoration
  4. Light of the Stable
  5. The First Noel
  6. You Raise Me Up
  7. Oh, Holy Night
  8. Joy (To the World)
  9. What Child Is This
  10. Mary did you Know







To find out more about joining the Adult Choir or becoming a Cantor please contact Paul Dixon at 727-403-0906 or

The 2007 USCCB document entitled "Sing to the Lord - Music in Divine Worship" provides the guidelines and direction to those responsible for preparing and providing music and voice for the Sacred Liturgy.   


For information on the St. Raphael Praise Band please contact Eric Forman at 727- 641-9981 or email at

For information on the St. Raphael Youth Praise Band please contact Becky Walhberg at 727-560-8756 or email at

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