Dr. Ernest Barretta
Director of Liturgical Music
410-256-1630 x121

David Schafer
Director of Contemporary Music

Liturgical Music

Music plays an integral part in the liturgical worship at St. Joseph Church. It is a vital and core element that has the power to raise the mind and heart to God. There are various types of musical talent that truly enhance the Mass and other sacred liturgies - from the traditional to the contemporary, our professionally trained personnel will touch your heart.

Be a part of the versatile sounds at St. Joseph Church!
Those with the ability and desire to express their faith through the gift of music will find the various programs in the music ministry to be a rewarding experience for themselves and to those praying with them through song and sound. Regardless of your level of proficiency, we hope you will consider offering your talents in this way to our parish community.

Adult Choir:   high school age and older
Adult Contemporary:   audition required
Youth Choir :  grades  6 through 10
Children’s Choir:  grades  1 through 5
Resurrection Choir:  provides music for funerals    

 St. Joseph Youth Choir performance at Holy Comforter- St. Cyprian in Washington, D.C.


TELEVISION BROADCAST of a live concert (remember those?) at Salisbury University featuring our music director Ernest Barretta with Jeffery Schoyen, Sachi Murasugi, and parishioner Denis Karp. Hopefully we will resume our own chamber concert series in the not-too-distant future!

8420 Belair Road
Nottingham, MD 21236
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Office closed from 12:30-1pm for lunch
Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 7am, 8:30am, 10:30am 
& 12:30pm
Confessions every Saturday at 3pm