Sacred Music

Sacred Music

"Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord!"

- Psalm 150:6

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

Music Quiz #1

By Steve Jannetti | July 24, 2020

1) What is the most important music we sing at Mass? A – Songs/hymns B – Psalms C – Mass parts D- Lord’s Prayer 2) How many psalms are there?…

Steven Warner

By Steve Jannetti | June 23, 2020

Steven Warner received his B.A. in Religious Studies from St. Michael’s College in Winooski Park, Vermont, where he then served as Director of Liturgy for two years. He moved to…

Bring your Green Gather Book to Church

By Mary Wageman | May 7, 2020

Don’t forget that all hymnals and prayer books have been removed from Church. We will be announcing hymnal numbers from the old Green Gather books during this time until we…

Music in Times of Comfort

By Steve Jannetti | April 24, 2020

Michael Joncas is a composer, vocalist and priest!! He teaches at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and is a very prolific writer of many songs that we know,…

Taizé Prayer March 31, 2020

By Steve Jannetti | March 31, 2020

Songs:Put Your Trust in GodJesu, RedemptorI am Sure I Shall SeeChrist, You Are the LightPeace I Leave You Put your trust in God, and do not fear. God’s peace will…

Steve Angrisano in Concert

By Steve Jannetti | March 18, 2020

Steve Angrisano, composer, vocalist, guitarist and Catholic Speaker gave a concert at Our Lady of the Lake Concert on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The concert had approximately 300 attendees Steve…

Steve Angrisano in Concert

By Monsignor Makarewicz | February 4, 2020

In Masses all over the United States, we hear various types of music from Chant to Choral Music, Acoustic Ensembles to hymns. The Catholic Church has a rich heritage of…

A Sacred Season

By Monsignor Makarewicz | December 20, 2019

Our Christmas song can teach us so much about the Incarnation of Jesus Christ in this Sacred Season.

Choirs, Cantors, and Accompanists


Our parish has a robust music program. Please see below the number of music ministries, and contact information to join or get more information.

Steve Jannetti is our Director of Music

(573) 301-2161


Our Allen Digital Organ


Installed in 2016, our three manual, 50 stop digital organ is powerful enough to fill the church, yet configurable to fit any size of congregation.

Our sound system is balanced to ensure everyone in the congregations hears the words and music perfectly. Hearing assist devices are available in the Fellowship Hall.