800 Beacon Street Avalon, California Santa Catalina Island
      800 Beacon Street Avalon, CaliforniaSanta Catalina Island  

Music Ministries

Gabriel Saldaña

Music Director, Organist

music@stcatherineoncatalinaisland.org

 

Thomas Bauer

Cantor/Grand Knight

 

Tony Rodriguez

Spanish music coordinator

 

Saint Catherine's has a small group of music volunteers for both the English and Spanish masses.

 

The English masses consist of traditional and semi-contemporary hymn selections with an organist and cantor. Piano is also used on occasion. Our Rodgers 905 digital organ was donated to us by the Avalon Community Church and has served us well for more than 15 years. Our Yamaha clavinova electronic piano was donated by local musician and parish volunteer, Martha Ashleigh. (Rest in peace)

 

Our primary mass setting for the 9:00am and 11:00am masses is the Mass of Christ the Savior by Dan Schutte. The 5:15pm mass on Saturday uses the Mass of Joy and Peace by Tony Alonso.

The musicians may change mass setting for special occasions.

 

Sundays in Advent will be using the traditional ICEL "Chant Mass" melodies for the Kyrie, Preface Acclamation (Holy, Holy), Memorial Acclamation (When we eat this bread), in observance of the penance and preparation season of Advent. "Amen" and "Lamb of God" will use the Mass of St Anne by Benjamin LaPrairie.

 

The Spanish masses consist of a keyboardist and small choir with contemporary Spanish music selections.

 

Please contact us if you wish to volunteer to join the music ministry.

Email: music@stcatherineoncatalinaisland.org

 

Former music staff of St. Catherine's:

Wayne G. Griffin

Organist/Music Director (1987-2015)

 

Justyna Szymura

Associate Organist (2009-2013)

 

Martha Ashleigh (✝)

Pianist (Volunteer-part time) (2009-2020)

 

Gabriel Saldana (previous position)

Associate Organist (2010-2015)

 

Susan Ponce

Cantor (ND-2020)

 

Jerry Thissan (✝)

Cantor/Chorister (2010-2013)

 

Michael Ponce

Cantor (ND-2016)

 

ND- No date/date unknown

 

St. Catherine's also had a small choir composed of local parishioners, off-and-on between 2009 and 2014. We thank those parishioners for their dedication to our church music ministry!

MISSION STATEMENT: We, the people of St. Catherine Church located on Santa Catalina Island, California, are called to be members of the body of Christ. Gathering around the Table of Word, Eucharist, and Sacraments, we commit ourselves to love and support one another in faith, hope, and charity. We are sent forth as disciples, in the power of the Holy Spirit to make the Good News of Jesus Christ present and alive in our world through outreach and hospitality, healing and service, education and the establishment of justice on this beautiful island of Santa Catalina. 

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE:              Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.                                                          No Mass Wednesday                        Saturday: 5:15 p.m.                      Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.        6:30 p.m. (Spanish) .                                                                                    CONFESSIONS: Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, and by appointment.                  BAPTISM: Contact Parish Office at least ONE month before the desired baptism date.                                                        MARRIAGES: Contact Parish Office at least SIX months before the desired wedding date. At least one person in the marriage must be Catholic.                      ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Contact the Parish Office

P.O. Box 735

800 Beacon Street

Avalon CA. 90704

Tel: 310-510-0192          

stcatherineofavalon@gmail.com