Singing and Music


The harmony of signs (song, music, words, and actions) is all the more expressive and fruitful when expressed in the cultural richness of the People of God who celebrate.25 Hence "religious singing by the faithful is to be intelligently fostered so that in devotions and sacred exercises as well as in liturgical services," in conformity with the Church's norms, "the voices of the faithful may be heard." But "the texts intended to be sung must always be in conformity with Catholic doctrine. Indeed they should be drawn chiefly from the Sacred Scripture and from liturgical sources." 26


25 Cf. SC 119.
26 SC 118; 121.


Catechism of the Catholic Church 1158


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Joy Rivera, our music director, would like to invite anyone interested in singing or playing an instrument up to the choir loft.  We are looking for adults to join the 11:00 a.m. choir.  We rehearse on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Joy is also hoping to begin a youth choir and/or youth band.  We hope that this group would do the music for the family Masses.  These rehersals are TBD.  


Please contact Joy Rivera at or just stop up in the choir loft after Mass.





St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

2143 Homewood Drive

Lorain OH  44055


Phone: (440) 277-7266

Daily Mass Schedule:

Monday - Friday   9:00 a.m.


Weekend Mass Schedule:


Saturday 4:00 p.m.

Sunday    8:30 & 11:00 a.m.



Holy Week Schedule 2018


Holy Thursday – March 29

Mass of the Lord’s

Supper 6:30 p.m.


Good Friday – March 30

Stations of the Cross at Noon

Passion of the Lord at 3:00 p.m.


Holy Saturday – March 31

Blessing of Baskets at Noon

Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.


Easter Sunday – April 1

8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.



Confession Schedule


Saturdays of Lent

Church 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

There are no confessions

Holy Saturday


Diocesan Wide Confession:

Wednesday, February 28,

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

At every parish in the diocese


Cluster Penance Service

At St. Vincent de Paul Church

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.


Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings during Lent after the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 10:30


PSR students will also be present for Confession during this time.