Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We are happy to assist you in your planning and would like to bring to your attention some important information regarding the music for your wedding.
- Firstly, it is most important that you contact Leszek Bartkiewicz, our Director of Music Ministry, as soon as possible to reserve your date in the music ministry calendar. The fee for Mr. Bartkiewicz's services is $150.00. Checks should made payable to him and given to the Wedding Coordinator at your rehearsal. You can reach Mr. Bartkiewicz by phone at 248.693.0440 ext. 204 or via email.
- To help in your planning, we have provided samples of many beautiful, appropriate and often requested songs for Catholic Wedding Masses below. They are grouped by places in the ceremony where they'll work best. If your requests for music are straightforward, it is likely that it will not be necessary to try to arrange a time to meet, but rather, we can communicate through the convenience of phone and/or email conversation. Special requests may require a fact to face meeting prior to your wedding day.
- St. Joseph’s is blessed with wonderful cantors. Some of them make themselves available for weddings and have extended repertoire beyond the samples made available here. Hiring a cantor is optional but must be approved and if you are considering this please contact Mr. Bartkiewicz directly. There is an additional fee for requesting a cantor, generally around $100.00.
- Approval is required for any musician or vocalist to be part of your ceremony. Please contact Mr. Bartkiewicz before making any arrangements.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Your wedding is a time for great joy – may God bless you!