14 July 2021


The Katharine Konnection

Music Ministry

God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source.

Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.

– Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship

What a joy it’s been this past month and a half to once again hear our church building echo with your voices! A 14 month prohibition on congregational singing certainly served – for me, at least – to highlight the importance of music in our liturgies. I’d like to thank the members of our music ministries who volunteered when they could during this time. It wasn’t always easy – or even particularly fun – but we did our best.

As we return to a sense of normalcy, I’d like to take a moment to invite you to consider volunteering with our music ministry.

Next Tuesday, July 20th, we’re offering a “come and see” adult choir rehearsal at 7:00 in the church. While this will differ in many ways from a typical adult choir rehearsal, it should give you a sense of what to expect if you were to join. This ad hoc choir will then sing for the 11:00 Mass on July 25th. No experience is necessary, no commitment is necessary – just come, check us out, and see what you think! Sheet music will be provided; you’ll just need a pencil and water.

For younger folks, our high school youth band continues to rehearse occasionally throughout the summer. They rehearse Wednesdays at 6:00, and everyone in grades 8-12 is welcome to join any time.

Our children’s choir will resume this fall with rehearsals on Sundays from 10:20-10:40. After a nearly two year break I’m really looking forward to getting this group started again! The children’s choir is open to children in grades 2-7.

If you have any questions please shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to answer them as best as I can. Thank you so much!



Youth Ministry Update

Summer programs are underway for our youth!

Middle School (rising 6th – rising 9th graders)

Middle school VBS will be starting next week. It will run from Sunday – Thursday. Space is guaranteed for students who are volunteering in the morning VBS but additional spots may be available for other students as well. On Sunday we will meet form 3:00-6:00 PM and then from 12:30 – 3:30 PM Monday- Thursday. If you are interested in singing your child up please click here to register your child. If your child is not singed up for the morning VBS you will be know Friday if you have a spot in the afternoon VBS.

Save the date: 21 August we will have a fun filled day with neighboring parishes at Antietam Rec. All middle school students are invited. More information will be available soon. Please contact Ana Maria if you are interested in attending.

For updates on new Middle School programs, please click here to sign up for the monthly e-mail.

High School (rising 9th graders – rising 12th graders)

iServe is a fun filled two day program where students will get to go to local non profit and volunteer their time. We include social justice teachings, games, fellowship and prayer time. This year we will be going to Hagerstown and staying at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Hagerstown. To sing up please go to https://www.osvhub.com/stannchurchhagerstown/forms/iserve-2021.

If you would like more updates about high school events please sign up here.

If you have questions or concerns about Youth Ministry please contact Ana Maria Alvarado at Ana.Alvarado@saintdrexel.org

Ana Maria

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