Holy Cross
Catholic Church

2300 Main Street
Batavia, Illinois 60510

Jonathan McLear
Director of Music
(630) 879-4750 x112
fax (630) 879-9502

15-16 Music Season Begins!

Get involved in Holy Cross Music!

Chancel Choir
First rehearsal is Wednesday, Sept 2 at 7:30p in the Music Room (CECC 100)

Bell Choir
First rehearsal is Monday, Sept 14 at 7:15p in the Music Room (CECC 100)

Youth Choir (grades 3-6)
Rehearses Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:30p in the Music Room (CECC 100)

Youth Bell Choir (grades 3-6)
Rehearses Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15p in the Music Room (CECC 100)

Cantate Deo Choir (grades 7+)
Rehearses Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:30p in the Music Room (CECC  100)

Abbellimenti Bell Choir (grades 7+)
Rehearses Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:15p in the Music Room (CECC  100)


Contact Jon McLear, Director of Music, for questions about Schola, Resurrection Choir, Contemporary Ensemble, or Cantoring.


Bell Choir…

…WILL rehearse tonight, February 2. Please attend if you are able and feel safe to drive.


Christmas Choir!

Would you like to sing with the Chancel Choir, Schola, and String Quintet for Christmas Midnight Mass?  If so, please join us for our rehearsals Sunday and Wednesday evenings beginning Sunday, December 7 at 7pm in the Church.  The rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Dec. 7 7-9pm Rehearsal in Church
Wednesday, Dec. 10 8-9:30pm Rehearsal in Music Room
Sunday, Dec. 14 7-9pm Rehearsal in Music Room
Wednesday, Dec. 17 8-9:30pm Rehearsal in Church
Sunday, December 21 6-9pm Final Rehearsal in Church

The music packet can be downloaded here.  Hard copies will be available at the rehearsals.

Audio help files will be added here before the first rehearsal.

Questions?  Please call Jon McLear at 630-879-4750 x.112.

Bell Choir Cancelled Tonight

There will be no bell choir rehearsal tonight. Bell Choir members should check their email for additional important information. Thanks! —Jon

Holy Cross Catholic Concert Series

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Sing with the Chancel Choir this Lent!

Have you ever thought about singing in the choir?  Perhaps you wanted to, but were unable to attend Thursday night rehearsals.  Or, maybe you’re looking for an opportunity to do more for our Lord during Lent.  Please consider singing in the Chancel Choir the season of Lent.
- Open to all high school student through adults.
- Prior singing experience is preferred, but not required.
- Rehearsals during Lent are on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm in the Church.
- The choir sings at the 9:45am Sunday Mass (we show up a half-hour early to practice before Mass).
- First Lent rehearsal is after the 7pm Ash Wednesday Mass on March 5.
- Interested? Simply come to a rehearsal or email Jon McLear using the “Contact” tab on this page.

1/26/14 Winter Weather

Schola will rehearse on Sunday, January 26 at 7pm in the church.

All music rehearsals on Monday, January 27 are cancelled.

Thanks and stay safe and warm!
Jon McLear and Chris Pesel

Christmas Audio Help

Better late than never?  Thanks for your patience.  Go to this soundcloud playlist for the tracks:




Is God calling you to sing?

He must be, or you wouldn’t be reading this right now…

If you feel called to help lead our parish in worship through music please consider joining one of the following choirs. Call the parish office for more information, see below for more information or simply show up at one of the rehearsals!

ADULT GROUPS (includes high school students)
Chancel Choir
– sings at the 9:45am Mass most Sundays
– rehearses Thursday evenings at 7:30
– next rehearsal is Thursday, August 29

Bell Choir
– plays at the 9:45am Mass one Sunday a month
– rehearses Monday evenings at 7:15
– first rehearsal is Monday, August 26

Resurrection Choir
– sings for funerals at Holy Cross
– rehearses 30 minutes before every funeral
– call or email Jon McLear to get involved

Contemporary Ensemble
– sings for the 8:00am Mass every Sunday
– rehearses every other Saturday morning at 10am
– membership is limited due to space constraints. Contact Jon McLear if you are interested in joining.

Schola Cantorum
– sings at Mass once a month at various times
– rehearses at 7pm on Sunday evenings
– membership is by audition or invitation. Contact Jon McLear if you are interested in joining.

Youth Bell Choir (Grades 3-6)
– play at Mass once a month with the Youth Choir
– rehearses Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:15
– next rehearsal is September 5

Youth Choir (Grades 3-6)
– sings at Mass once a month with the Youth Bell Choir
– rehearses Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15
– next rehearsal is September 5

Abbellimenti (Grades 6 through high school)
– plays at Mass once a month with Cantate Deo (see below)
– rehearses Monday evenings from 5:30-6:15
– first rehearsal is on Monday, August 26

Cantate Deo (Grades 6 through high school)
– sings at Mass once a month with Abbellimenti
– rehearses Monday evenings from 6:15-7:15
– first rehearsal is on Monday, August 26