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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Our parish choir will resume rehearsing after Labor Day. To learn more about our choir, please contact Music Director Jacob Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.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!
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 email@example.com. All young people, ages 8-18, are welcome!
The 3rd-Annual Choir Camp will take place from Monday, August 2nd – Wednesday, August 4th from 9:30 AM to Noon. (We will not sing on Thursday, the 5th on account of the Profession of Vows and Mass happening down at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, Wisconsin). We will then sing a High Mass in honor of the Feast of the Transfiguration on Friday, August 6th. (The children should arrive at 5:30 PM pre-Mass rehearsal that day. Pizza will be served after Mass. All children, ages 8 – 17, are welcome; please bring a 3-ring binder (black is best) and a water bottle. Snacks will be served on Monday – Wednesday. To register, simply email Jacob Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Sacred Lenten Choral Concert is scheduled at the Church of All Saints on Palm Sunday, March 28th at 3:00 PM in collaboration with some singers from the Immaculate Heart of Mary chapel. Please come and support this effort of traditional-Catholics to sing these sacred texts together in this season of Lent. An identical concert will be given at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy Saturday, March 27 at 6:00 PM in Oak Grove.