St. Jerome Liturgical Music
The 9:15 AM Sunday Family Mass or the 6:00 PM Sunday Life Teen Mass is for those who enjoy contemporary music with piano, guitars, and drums. The 9:15 AM is children-friendly and can be a bit noisy. It encourages children to be part of the worshiping community. But if it is peace and quiet you are seeking, this is not the Mass to attend.
The 11:00 AM Sunday Mass offers traditional music with an organist and cantor. Hymns for the congregation are taken from the in-pew Worship book.
In 2004 members of the St. Jerome REACH singers formed the Second Wind Band, a rock, blues, and ballad band. Over the next five years the band grew to include eleven full time members: Ian Chin-keyboards, vocals, musical director; Nick Pitasi-guitar, vocals; Bramwell (Woody) Wood-bass, vocals; Ike Halsey-guitar, vocals; Vito Gasparro-drums, vocals; Judd Mellott-percussion, vocals; Maggie Mellott-vocals; Deanne Wood-vocals; Daniela O’Callaghan-vocals; Joan McFarland-vocals; and Richie Riscica-sound. Be sure to visit their web site at www.secondwind.us to hear a sampling of their rockin’ musical selections.
The REACH Singers welcome new adult and teen members at any time. Membership in the both groups includes singers at various levels of experience, and, for the REACH Singers, musicians for guitar and drums. You are most welcome to visit and sit in on a rehearsal to see and hear the REACH Singers in practice. Perhaps there is someone you can encourage to be in the REACH Singers. Feel free to contact the REACH Singers Music Director, Joan McFarland, — contact information below — if you have any questions or to arrange receiving more information.
Rehearsals for the REACH Singers are in church on Thursdays, starting at 7:30 PM.