Music

Weekend Masses

The parish cantor leads the community in song at The Vigil and the 11.00 am Masses.  Some recordings of Masses can be seen by scrolling to the “Watch Videos” section of this web page.

 

Catrina Scullion – Cantor at St. Mary’s Haddington Road.

Catrina Scullion MMus(perf), BMus, LTCL has been resident cantor in St Marys since 2012, enriching the weekly Sunday liturgy with St Mary’s resident organist and musical director Irene Nealon and the St Mary’s parish choir. 

As a professional soprano Catrina has a varied repertoire including concerts, recitals and events and has featured as a soloist in concert with Fr Liam Lawton. 

A church musician with over 20 years experience (including singing at weddings, funerals and ceremonies),  Catrina is highly sought after. 

In addition to St Marys, Catrina was previously a regular cantor in the Pro Cathedral (with Pro Nuova music group) and she was a featured soloist (soprano and flute) in both the Eucharistic Congress (2012) and the Papal visit celebrations (2018). She has regularly recorded for, and sang live on, T.V. and radio.

Catrina is delighted to be a part of the St Mary’s community and considers this her spiritual home. She was married here in 2016 and both her two children baptized here also.

   

 

The Guild of Choristers of St. Cecelia, established in 1904, had an unbroken tradition in the Latin sung Mass until . The Choristers, led by Robert Daly, used to sing at the 9:30 am Sunday Mass. We are very appreciative of the time and effort they contribute in maintaining such an important tradition in St. Mary’s.  The Guild of Choristers of St. Cecilia was established by the Most Rev. Dr. Nicholas Donnelly, P.P. of St. Mary’s. Its principal objective was to provide trained singers for the liturgical services of the parish by affording boys attending St. Mary’s National School and others who may had the necessary voice capability an opportunity of taking an active part in the scared liturgy of the Church. Members with few exceptions began their singing as boys in the guild. The guild sang at many other churches as well as on television and radio and was privileged to sing at the Patrician Year Mass in Croke Park and at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park. In 1988 it made its first journey overseas singing at the Brompton Oratory, Notre Dame, St. Peter’s and St. Mark’s the highlight of which was its singing for Pope John Paul II. A beautiful illuminated scroll, setting out the objectives and other details of the guild hangs in the south porch of St. Mary’s.