Schola Cantorum

"School of Singers"

Mission:  The purpose of the St. Francis Xavier Schola Cantorum is to serve the Parish of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, the Bishop, and the Diocese of Green Bay, giving honor and glory to God in all things. Schola members commit themselves to their studies of sacred music and the Divine Liturgy through diligence in practice and prayer. 

Patron Saint of the Cathedral Schola Cantorum   St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Students
Prayer of Thomas Aquinas before Study
Leader:  Lord open my lips   All: That my mouth may declare your praise!
All: O Infinite Creator, who art in truth the fountain of light and wisdom, deign to shed upon the darkness of my understanding the rays of Thine infinite brightness, and remove far from me the twofold darkness in which I was born, namely, sin and ignorance. Do Thou, who givest speech to the tongues of little children, instruct my tongue and pour into my lips the grace of Thy benediction. Give me keenness of apprehension, capacity for remembering, method and ease in learning, insight-in interpretation, and copious eloquence in speech. Instruct my beginning, direct my progress, and set Thy seal upon the finished work, Thou, who art true God and true Man, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

~ Pope Benedict XVI ~  “Address to Artist”

“You are Custodians of Beauty! We need you.  We need your collaboration in order to carry out our ministry, which consists, as you know, in preaching and rendering accessible and comprehensible to the minds and hearts of our people the things of the spirit, the invisible, the ineffable, the things of God himself…It is your task, your mission, and your art consist in grasping treasures from the heavenly realm of the spirit and clothing them in words, colours, forms—making them accessible.”


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Cathedral Schola Cantorum Schedule


  • Due to the small size of the Schola, it is imperative that all Schola members are committed to scheduled rehearsals, so as to be contributing members of the group.
  • Rehearsals are held on the 3rd and 4th Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  (See Schedule above for specific dates)
  • Membership is available to High School young adults through adult.
  • The Schola is primarily an acapella ensemble which sings chant and motets in Latin.
  • The Schola sings the 1st Sunday of the month.

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