Music Ministries

Singing is Praying Twice


We are happy to introduce Gregory Castano who will be the new Director of Music here at Our Lady’s.  Greg began August 1 and we know you all will welcome him into our parish community.  We look forward to the gift of music ministry that Greg will bring to Our Lady’s.  Greg is a native of Brockton, MA.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Lowell where he studied under Michael Kramer. He also attended Boston University where he studied with Anthony di Bonaventura. He has served as organist and choir director at parishes throughout the Boston and Fall River Archdioceses, including St. John the Evangelist in Canton and Immaculate Conception in North Easton. He has also served as a choral accompanist for local community choruses. He currently resides in Stoneham, MA with his wife Marianne and daughters Nina & Nicole.  Welcome Greg!





Welcome to all.

This is the page for the Music Ministries at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.



OLCA Choir Overview Link to Adult Choir Page

The OLCA Adult Choir has a long an extraordinary tradition as one of the few SATB (Soprano Alto Tenor Bass, singing in four-part harmony) parish choirs in the Archdiocese of Boston. The great tradition of an SATB choir at Our Lady's is partly due to its tradition of having highly qualified music directors and highly supportive clergy.

Choir Composition/Simple Basic Requirements
The OLCA choir is composed of about 25 members and new members, who can satisfy a basic requirement of repeating back a simple short melody in the proper pitch, are always welcome and sought after.

Teenagers and College Students Welcome

We are hoping that those high school juniors and seniors that sing in their high school choruses would consider being affiliated with us and sing with us when they are able, and we will be seeking out who in the parish falls into this category. Solo opportunities, if desired, will happily be fostered - we want the parish to hear our young, up-and-coming, in-house talent. We realize most college students are away, but for those that sing, we request that they or their family make themselves known to us so that they might join us for when they come home at Christmas.

Rehearsals/Schedule Adult Choir
The OLCA choir typically rehearses Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm, and Sunday mornings at 10:15-10:45 for the 11 am mass. Occasionally we take Thursday evening off, or rehearse on Friday night instead of Thursday. The Thursday evening rehearsals start and end on time so the commitment is minimal.
OLCA Youth Choir Link to Youth Choir Page
Our Youth Choir sings at the 9 am children's mass and at major celebrations throughout the year.
It is comprised of children from K1 to (. K-5 grade)
Rehearsals/Schedule Youth Choir
The Youth Choir rehearses on Sunday morning at 8:15 am before the 9 am mass.
Schola Link to Schola Page
Our Schola is comprised of middle school and high school students and sings a wide repertoire from Relaissance music to Contemporary Hymns.
Rehearsals/Schedule Schola
The Schola usually rehearses on Thursday evening from 6 pm to 7 pm and sometimes with the adult choir until 8 pm..
We  have a very active cantor ministry with cantors of all ages, starting at age 12.
Rehearsals/Schedule Cantors
The Cantors rehearse on Thursday fro, 5 pm to 6 pm and before mass (usually half an hour prior to start of the mass).

Please explore the page for each group (links below).  Do not hesitate to inquire and participate. Fluency in music is not a prerequisite for the adult and youth choirs.








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