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From the Director of Music
SACRED MUSIC APPRENTICESHIP
The Sacred Music Apprenticeship at St. John the Beloved provides musical and liturgical training for 11th- 12th grade high school students who wish to serve at Mass through their music. The apprenticeship offers two tracks: cantor and organist. In both tracks, students receive regular formal instruction in the theology, history, music and planning of the liturgy as well as practical experience assisting at the liturgy. Graduates of the Apprenticeship will understand their spiritual and practical role in the liturgy, have the training to plan and lead music for the liturgy, and be well-poised to continue further education after high school if they so wish.
SAINT BENEDICT CANTORUM
“whatever good work you begin to do, beg of Him with most earnest prayer to perfect it.”
LISTEN, all young men, grades 7 through 12:
Starting this September, we invite you to join the Saint Benedict Cantorum, a young men’s group devoted to praying together and singing the 9:00am Mass twice a month.
We will meet every Sunday at 8:00am to pray the Divine Office (Morning Prayer), read excerpts from the Rule of Saint Benedict, and rehearse music for Mass.
To apply for the apprenticeship or if you have questions, please email the Director of Music, James Senson at: [email protected].
From among the messages that Our Lady of Guadalupe gave to St. Juan Diego in Mexico on Tepeyac Hill in 1531...
"Know for certain
that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary,
Mother of the True God.
Here I will show and offer
all my love, my compassion,
my help and protection to the people.
I am your merciful Mother,
the Mother of all how love me,
of those who cry to me,
of those who have confidence in me.
Here I will hear their weeping and their sorrows
and will remedy and alleviate
their suffering, necessities and misfortunes...
Listen and let it penetrate your heart...
Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.
Do not fear any illness or vexations, anxiety or pain.
Am I not here who am your Mother?
Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not your fountain of life?
Are you not in the folds of my mantle?
In the crossing of my arms?
Is there anything else you need?"