My name is Pat Mooney, and I am thrilled to be the new Music Director here at St. James the Apostle Parish (effective July 15). I have been working for the last 22 years in the Archdiocese of Chicago as a Music Director, at St Andrew The Apostle in Calumet City, Sacred Heart Parish in Palos Hills, and most recently at St. Alexander Church in Palos Heights. I’ve also been active in community theatre for more than 30 years, mostly at Mother McAuley High School and the 99th St. Summer Theatre Festival.

I truly believe that one of the most awe inspiring sounds is that of the unified congregation in song. Our mandate as we come together to worship is to “Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth; break into song; sing praise.”  (Psalm 98).

I would like to thank you for your warm welcome. I look forward to serving you.


Pat Mooney