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Music Ministry

The Liturgical Music Commission is an eight-to-twelve-member group that advises the Bishop of Hamilton through the Liturgy Office, and assists the Bishop of Hamilton in providing workshops and other educational opportunities to assist parishes with regards to Liturgical Music.

The members of the Liturgical Music Commission are:

  • Sharon Fazari; Director of Diocesan Choir
  • Rob Corso; Music Director, Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton, ON.
  • Terrianne Moulton; Kitchener-Waterloo Deanery Representative
  • David Cahill; Brant Deanery Representative
  • Joe Carere; Wellington Deanery Representative
  • Sandra Gould; Hamilton Deanery Representative
  • Dwayne Cahill; Halton Deanery Representative
  • Reverend Monsignor Murray Kroetsch; Ex-Officio President of the Commission
  • Reverend Mr. John Moss; Chairperson
  • Maureen Shaw; Record Keeper

The Liturgical Music Commission held its first meeting in awhile on September 23rd, 2021. During the meeting, members introduced themselves and discussed the history of the Liturgical Music Commission and began to discuss the needs of music ministry in a post-COVID-19 church. In addition, each member provided their input concerning some of the significant needs. The members suggested twenty opportunities to assist music ministers in the Diocese.

Liturgical Music Commission Mandate

A PDF is available to about the Liturgical Music Commission's mission, role, membership, etc.

The Diocesan Choir was formed in 1982 by Msgr. Murray J. Kroetsch, then Director of the Liturgy Office. The intent was to have choir members from various parts of the diocese come together to rehearse and then lead the singing at Diocesan Liturgies at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. The first choir director was Sr. Mary Ambrose, CSJ, followed by Joyce Knarr. Sharon Fazari is presently the choir director.

Before COVID-19, the Diocesan Choir traditionally led music ministry for the annual celebrations of the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, Mass with New Catholics, and Ordinations to the Priesthood and Permanent Deacons. 


Deacon John Moss

Coordinator of Liturgy

905-528-7988 Ext. 2232
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Maureen Shaw

Administrative Assistant

905-528-7988 Ext. 2336
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