To Sing is to Pray Twice- St. Augustine
Hello St. Anne Families! My name is Maureen “Mo” Mershon. I am a long time parishioner of St. Anne, former teacher of drama and music at the school and I also directed the St. Anne Children’s Choir. Back then it was a vibrant part of the St. Anne church and school community.
Well, it’s time to bring it back! I’m very excited to work again with the students and raise our voices together. I will be directing the choir and Mr. Charlie Hiestand, St. Anne Church music director will be working with us and accompanying the choir on piano.
We hope you will consider helping us celebrate the Mass by having your child participate. All you need to do is respond in an email to me that your child will be attending our first rehearsal on November 9th.
If your child cannot participate in every Mass, they are still welcome to participate in just one. Or two or hopefully, all three. I only ask that whatever Mass they sign up for that they will be at each rehearsal for that Mass and will learn the songs for that Mass. Each choir member will receive a folder for each Mass at the first rehearsal.
This first year we will build our choir slowly and only sing at 3 Masses. We will be singing at Christmas Eve Mass on December 24th at 4:00PM, Catholic Schools Week Mass on January 29 at 10:00AM and Lenten Mass on March 26th at 10:00AM.
Who: Open to students in 2ND -8TH grades
Where: Rehearsals will take place in the Church
When: Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00PM and 9:00AM on Mass days (see dates and times below)
December– 7, 14, 21, 24 Christmas Eve Mass, December 24th 3:00PM rehearsal. Mass at 4:00PM
January- 4,11,18,25,29 Catholic School Week Mass, January 29th 9:00AM rehearsal. Mass at 10:00AM
February– 22 rehearsal
March– 1,8,15,22,26 Lenten Mass, March 26TH 9:00AM rehearsal. Mass at 10:00AM
We will monitor covid transmission in the community and will let you know specific covid safety protocols that may need to be implemented. Please feel free to send your child with a mask if you want them masked for every rehearsal. I will also have a box of masks on site for use if necessary.
Any questions please feel free to email me. And don’t forget! Please let me know if your child will be attending on November 9. Looking forward to singing with your child.
Maureen “Mo’ Mershon firstname.lastname@example.org