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Welcome our Music Director!

June 14, 2018

Good news! We have hired a new Director of Music and Liturgy, Matt Munhall. We had three strong candidates, all of them local to the Columbus Diocese; all able to deliver a diversity of musical genres. Matt can play both the organ and piano; he is singer and songwriter. He loves and can play both traditional and contemporary hymns and enjoys worship and praise music, too. He also enjoys taking older songs and updating them in order to reach across generations and feed people with various musical preferences.


Matt will begin the weekend of June 16/17. The plan will be to offer one Mass with just organ and hymns appropriate for an organ, one Mass with just worship and praise, and two Masses that allow for a variety, both old and new stuff, organ and piano, choir, cantors, and ensembles. Matt will also be involved with growing music ministry outside of the weekend Masses, such as our new monthly Eucharistic Adoration Services, Alpha and parish retreats, VBS, and developing a weekday Mass into a children’s Mass for the kids who attend our school. Matt will also lead worship for all of our weddings and funerals.


Matt will spend the summer months getting to know the choir and cantors, staff and liturgy committee members, and becoming familiar with all of our Masses. Please welcome him warmly and be patient with him and our music program as we work to implement the mandate we have received from you to make sure we offer a music ministry that reaches both young and older in our parish, those who prefer the organ and those who like other instruments, and everyone else in-between. Please keep him and our parish in your prayers during this first year of a new director of music and liturgy.

St. Francis de Sales Parish

40 Granville St, Newark, OH 43055

St. Francis de Sales
Newark, OH

Phone:   740-345-9874


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