Music Ministry

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry at the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is directed by Sr. Máire S. Close (Koinonia John the Baptist).  In conjunction with the Pastor Fr. Claudio Antecini and all the community we seek to enthusiastically praise the Lord and to minister to the congregation and visitors.  Many of the liturgical songs used within our celebrations have been written for the liturgy by Sr. Máire, so bringing a new freshness to all our celebrations.

The Choirs

St. Augustine reminds us when we sing we pray twice so why not join us to sing a new song of praise?  Come along and join our ever-growing Spanish choir that sings at the 10.00am Mass every Sunday or our English group who sing for the 12.30 celebration on Sunday afternoon.  We rehearse for one hour before each Mass.

Also if you would like to help your child develop in the area of music and song please contact Sr. Máire at 1 (805) 300 6913 who conducts a choir class, along with other volunteers from the parish, for children 4-13 yrs every Saturday afternoon from 11am-12noon.  The class is free and lots of fun!  And it is a wonderful opportunity to give your child solid foundations not only in singing and music but in praise of the Lord.

After high demand we have begun a kids guitar class on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm.  The ages range from 8-13years.


KoinonicSonic (TM)

Koinonic Sonic is the official brand name of the music ministry team of praise and worship for this catholic evangelizing community of Koinonia John the Baptist in New York.  To date Sr. Máire Close has recorded on this label 3 albums,  all her own music,  “For His Glory” in 2013 in Los Angeles, “In The Current” in 2017 in New York and she released in November 2018 her Spanish CD “Voy A Cantar”.

NEW RELEASE: Available on CD Baby or from the rectory of Visitation BVM

 “Voy A Cantar” 2018




“In The Current” is available at the rectory or download from CD Baby.

Some comments about the album:

“I just love this album! I tune into the joy of it in my car every morning on the way to work and it keeps me in the current of His victory”  Ileanna

“The simple melodies have you humming and tapping your feet….even when you don’t realize!  George

“I’m so inspired by the lyrics and melodies of Sr. Máire’s music…” Linda

“I can hear the angels… I’m buying it for all my friends”  Doris



“For His Glory.” 2013

 You can buy this CD and help support our music ministry by contacting the rectory.

Diocese of Brooklyn, DeSales MEdai

KoinonicSonic “For His Glory”
Here is a video clip with samples of some of the songs on the CD “For His Glory!”
This CD is a production of “KoinonicSonic” the music ministry of Koinonia John the Baptist a catholic community committed to the promotion of New Evangelization.

You can also help support the exciting Music Ministry by purchasing the merchandise below – t-shirts to raise funds for its global ministries. The below t-shirts may be purchased through the rectory. They are available in white and black and in the following sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large.

Shirt 1Shirt 2

Sister Emiliana’s album, “Everlasting Love,” featuring the Children’s Choir from Visitation, it can be downloaded at CDBaby or in the iTunes store.

Everlasting Love Sr. Emiliana Tracersin
iTunes | CDBaby

River” by Emiliana & Pawel
This music was composed and inspired during worship. It’s an expression of gratitude to Jesus for the gift of Salvation! – Sr. Emiliana