“… what happens when a person is touched by the light of the resurrection, and thus comes into contact with Life itself, with Truth and Love? …Speech is no longer adequate. He has to sing.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Easter Vigil Homily 2009
WORSHIP: The Intimate Encounter with Christ

Parish Music

“Sing to the Lord a new song for he has done marvelous things.  Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.”   ~Psalm 98         

The St. John’s music ministry is now offering a variety of ways for parishioners to fully respond to the Lord’s sacrificial Love poured out for us during the Mass.

Do you play a musical instrument or like to sing? To discuss where you might be able to offer your gifts in our parish music ministry, contact the Rectory.


The Choirs of St. John the Evangelist:

Festival Chorus (FC)
The combined choruses (5:30pm, 10:15am, Heritage, and Angel) of St. John’s will serve the liturgies during the Triduum, Confirmation, and the Eighth Grade Baccalaureate Mass.

The adult choruses will serve at the Midnight Mass (10:30pm) for Christmas. The Angel Chorus will serve the 5:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve.  Rehearsals for the adult choirs will occur on Tuesdays during Advent and Lent from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Main Church on Georgia Avenue.

5:30pm Mass Choir (5:30pm)
This volunteer choir will primarily serve the Saturday vigil masses at the Historic Church on Rosensteel Avenue.  On two Saturdays a year (the Parish Bazaar in November and the Heritage potluck in March) the 5:30pm mass choir will sing at the Main Church on Georgia Avenue.  The choir will rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Historic Church on Rosensteel Avenue and on Saturdays from 4:50pm-5:25pm in the particular church of celebration for that day.  Rising high schoolers through adults are welcomed.  No former musical experiences are required.  Repertoire to include various pieces from each major musical period from the ancient, medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, twentieth century, and contemporary eras.

10:15am Mass Choir (10:15am)
This volunteer choir will primarily serve Sunday morning masses at the Main Church on Georgia Avenue.  When called upon, the 10:15am choir will serve as choral ambassadors to the community at large, volunteering to sing at various events.  The choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm and on Sunday mornings from 9:30am-10:05am at the Main Church on Georgia Avenue.  Rising high schoolers through adults are welcomed.  No former musical experiences are required.  Repertoire to include various pieces from each major musical period from the ancient, medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, twentieth century, and contemporary eras.

Heritage Community Choir (HCC)
This volunteer choir will serve the Sunday noon masses at the Main Church on Georgia Avenue on the third Sunday of the month from September through June.  The choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm and on Sunday mornings from 11:30am-11:55am at the Main Church on Georgia Avenue.  Rising high schoolers through adults are welcomed.  No former musical experiences are required.   Repertoire to feature a songs from several different languages, including German, Vietnamese, French, Gaelic, Hindi, Tagalog, Ghanaian, Samoan, and Spanish, along with the supplemental eclectic repertoire included in the other adult choirs.

Angel Choir (AC)
This volunteer choir will serve the Sunday 10:15 masses at the Main Church on Georgia Avenue on the third Sunday of the month beginning January 2013 and continuing through May 2013.  The choir rehearsal time is Sundays from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Music Room of St. John the Evangelist School.  Participants in Grades 3-8 are welcomed.  No former musical experiences are required.  “Voice For Life” sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music, Spirit and Song, Gather Comprehensive, and basic hymnody will be the repertoire featured.

NEWS & EVENTS

Divine Mercy Sunday

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School Fundraiser at Behnke's Nursery
May 3rd

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St. John’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge 5K and 2K fun run
Saturday, May 10th

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Upcoming Cantor Schedules

December 1, 2013
First Sunday of Advent 

December 8, 2013
Second Sunday of Advent 

December 15, 2013
Third Sunday of Advent 

December 22, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Advent 

December 25, 2013
Christmas - Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord  

December 29, 2013
Feast of the Holy Family

January 1, 2013
Mary, Holy Mother of God

January 5, 2014
Epiphany of the Lord

January 12, 2014
Baptism of the Lord 

Pange Lingua

Sing, my tongue, the Savior's glory,
Of his Flesh the mystery sing;
Of the Blood, all price exceeding,
Shed by our immortal King,
Destined for the world's redemption,
From a noble womb to spring.

-St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)


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