Music Ministry

Blessed Sacrament Music Ministry Staff

Office of Liturgy and Worship 202.449.3981

Director of Liturgy and Music and Principal Organist - Jay R. Rader or 202.449.3981

Director or the Gym Choir - Amy Massey or 240.644.8770

Director of the Sunday 5:30 Choir - Ginny Curtin or 202.686.7058


Blessed Sacrament's music ministry serves the parish by supporting the eight weekend Masses with music along with various special events throughout the year.

5:30 p.m.

 Organ with cantor


7:30 a.m.

 Organ with cantor;
 (quieter music, limited singing)

9:00 a.m.

 Organ with cantor

10:30 a.m.

 Solemn Mass with Sanctuary choir

10:30 a.m.,Gym

 Choir with instruments

12:30 p.m.

 Organ, cantor, and vocal quartet


5:30 p.m.

 Piano, instruments, cantor, and choir



Sanctuary Choir- Volunteers provide music for Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass from September through June. Members rehearse Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the choir room. For more information, contact Jay Rader at or 202.449.3981.

5:30 Sunday Mass Choir - meets at 4:15 in the Duffy Center to prepare for mass every Sunday.  The format for this mass is largely contemporary with some traditional hymns, but with emphasis on new praise and worship music.  The choir and ensemble are 7th graders through adults; other instruments (flute, violin, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, clarinet) are welcome.  Contact Ginny Curtin for more information at or 202.686.7058.

Chapel Singers- a cappella group that rehearses in the chapel on Monday nights from 7:30-9:00 p.m..  They perform at Christmas time and during the spring/summer at local hospitals and senior residences.  We meet from October to December for our Christmas set and from March to June to prepare a secular repertoire.  Contact Ginny Curtin for more information at      

Children's Choir- Singers lead the congregation in prayerful song and attend a weekly rehearsal, Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m..  For more information, contact Brigid Forcey at .

Bell Choir- Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Chapel and enhance liturgies throughout the year. For more information, contact Jay Rader at or 202.449.3981.