Music Ministries

At Saints Peter and Paul, we draw upon the entire treasury of Catholic music from ancient chant to contemporary worship songs. 

Members of our parish community comprise our choirs and ensembles.  They maintain a commitment to the established schedule of rehearsals and Liturgies and a willingness to grow musically and spiritually.  Instrumentalists must possess the requisite musical skills. 
Our singers and instrumentalists endeavor to exercise their ministry with evident faith and participate in the entire liturgical celebration, recognizing that they are servants of the Liturgy and members of the gathered assembly.
Our music ministry program offers outlets for faithful of all ages:
Contemporary Ensemble
Adult Singers & Instrumentalists
Mass on Sunday at 9:15 AM (September through June)       
Rehearsal on Thursday at 7:15 PM
Contact Timothy Gastle (716.662.6815)
Parish Choir
Adult Singers
Mass on Sunday at 10:45 AM (September through June)     
Rehearsal on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Contact Aaron Tham ( | 716.649.2765 extension 527)

Engaged Couples:
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  Our parish desires that your wedding day be filled with joy and grace.  Since your consent will be given publicly in the presence of the Church, the celebration of marriage is governed by the appropriate liturgical norms.  Music chosen for the liturgy should be appropriate for the celebration and express the faith of the church.
At Saints Peter and Paul, all music for weddings is planned and coordinated through our parish Director of Music, Aaron Tham.  Because each of our weddings is as unique as our couples themselves, you are entitled to personal consultation with the Director of Music.  Mr. Tham will guide your selection of suitable music, ensuring your wedding liturgy is beautiful, memorable, and well executed.
After your wedding date and time have been scheduled, contact Mr. Tham at your earliest convenience—but no later than three months prior to your wedding day.
716.649.2765 extension 527


Timothy Gastle
Contemporary Ensemble Director
Tim began playing guitar in church in sixth grade, became a professional church musician while entering college, and has directed the Contemporary Ensemble at Saints Peter & Paul for nearly 25 years.  Tim received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance as well as his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He holds his Master of Music degree from the University of New York College at Fredonia.  At Iroquois High School, Mr. Gastle serves as K-12 Department Chair, and teaches Music in Our Lives, Music Theory, and directs five performing ensembles.  His choirs have received numerous awards and have traveled to Toronto, New York, and Boston, and have sung for the M&T Bank Concert Series, with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Singers, the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra.  Tim has been honored to receive the Buffalo Philharmonic/Erie County Council of Music Coordinator’s Award for Excellence in Music Education.