Farewell from our music director

Dear All Saints Parish,

On this joyous Easter day I am sad to announce that it is in fact my last day with you all. Due to circumstances out of my control my family and I will be moving back to North Carolina this week. It has been such a blessing, and a privilege, working here at All Saints. I would like to thank Fr. Pelster for giving me the opportunity to come here and direct the choir and schola. I would also like to offer my deepest gratitude to those in the choir and schola for their hard work, dedication, and openness to trying new things with me. Working with you all has been certainly one of the highest points of my career up to this point!

Please pray for me and my family, as we will for you. The next stage of life is uncertain, but I know that God’s plan is greater than my own. We leave with sadness, but will look upon our time here with fondness, and a few stories as well. Christ is risen, alleluia!

In Christ,
Jacob D. Temple

Learn Gregorian Chant

Mr. Ben Blackhawk, our Schola Director, will be offering a class for interested men, women, and teens 16 and older beginning Monday, October 4th at St.Raphael’s in Crystal. Classes will meet approximately every other Monday from 7:00 PM – 8:15. The cost is $10 per session or $50 for all eight of them and includes acomplimentary ‘Parish Book of Chant’ (a $24 value). (Please check first if you are interested in bringing anyone younger than 16.) The dates are: October 4 and 18, November 8 and 22, December 6 and 20, January 10 and 24. Please contact Mr. Blackhawk at benblackhawk170@gmail.com to register or if you have any questions.

Children’s Choir Date Change

The Children’s Choir, originally slated to begin on September 12th, is being postponed one week (in deference to the Parish Picnic and to the Confirmation class schedule) and will now first sing on Sunday, September 19th. Girls and boys ages 8-13 (unchanged voices only, please!) may register by contacting Music Director Jacob Flaherty at j.flaherty@fsspminneapolis.org. Singers should be able to read English text and need to arrive to the rectory by 9:00 AM on all dates. The first several dates are: September 19, October 3, and October 17.

Parish Choir Rehearsals

Our parish choir will resume rehearsing after Labor Day. To learn more about our choir, please contact Music Director Jacob Flaherty at j.flaherty@fsspminneapolis.org. Note, this group is for adults and young people alike. With a parent, relative, or close family friend we have had young people as young as 10 join us. If coming by themselves, they should be at least 14. Come be a part of this talented, hard-working, fun group!

Choir Camp

3rd Annual Choir Camp: Tomorrow, Mon. Aug. 2 – Wed. Aug. 4 (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM) and concluding on the Feast of the Transfiguration, Fri. Aug. 6, beginning at 5:30 PM with sung Mass to follow. Snacks served Mon. – Wed. and pizza served after Friday Mass. There is no charge! To register, email Jacob Flaherty at j.flaherty@fsspminneapolis.org. All young people, ages 8-18, are welcome!