Friday, June 15, 2012

♪Music Ministry News ♪♪♪

Attention Music Lovers: Free Private Voice Lessons at St. Jane

Free Voice lessons are offered to all the adult parishioners and children age 10 and above on Wednesdays from July 11th to August 22nd. at St. Jane. (Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) Each lesson is half an hour between 3 PM to 6 PM on Wednesdays.   Through healthy vocal exercises and sharpening your basic music skills, you can double the joy of praising God with your singing.  Bring your favorite hymns also, if you like.  Sign up in the choir loft after Mass (up to 3 lessons per parish member and up to 5 lessons per choir member.)
For more info, contact Mia Coyne at

Want to learn Something Cool During Summer?

How about learn to read music?  This class is given to all the adult parishioners at St. Jane for free by the new music director.  Whether you want to play an instrument, or sing, being able to read notes will enhance your appreciation of music.  The class will focus on reading notes from modern staff notation through exercises on solfege and rhythm while learning pitch names, intervals, keys and etc. Materials will be provided.   The class is held on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7 PM starting July 11th thru August 22nd. (7 weeks)
  If you are interested, contact Mia Coyne at

New! Funeral Choir 

Would you like to be a part of a special group that prays in singing for the departed souls in our parish? Join our new Funeral choir.   
Rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM starting July 11th thru August 22nd. We will learn to sing Simple English Propers, Responsorial Psalms, and Hymns as well as Ordinary parts of the Mass during summer (and the extra rehearsal as needed before the funeral). If you are interested, contact Mia Coyne at


RJC on Gregorian Chant

"Prayer through chant is the food we eat and the air we breathe. Chant doesn’t truly need (although it deserves) the classification of “pride of place.” This is because it is a natural reality with or without that moniker. Chant is intrinsically Roman Catholic music. Gregorian chant unites us and is the most universal way of expressing shared truths— those things that we share as members of the universal Church and as believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ."