Attention Youth Cantors !!!


             The next youth cantor mass will be on Saturday October 13th at the 4:30 mass. You are welcome to come up front and help lead the singing and responses at mass.  Remember! Youth cantors are scheduled for the 2nd weekend of every month. The parish is very appreciative of this stewardship.

                     "Sing to him, sing his praise, proclaim all his wondrous deeds.

                1st Chronicles 16:9 


 Catholic Perspective of National Music Standards

     *indicated below

         National and State Standards in Music:

1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

      a. demonstrated by singing confidently and competently in worship assemblies

       b. singing a basic repertoire of Catholic liturgical or traditional music

2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others.

       a. using instruments to accompany a worshipping assembly

       b. introducing the organ and a variety of sounds for worship

3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

    a. setting various Bible passages and liturgical responses to music

4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

    a. composing musci for use in liturgical worship

5. Reading and notating music.

      a. using worship repertoire as part of basic music reading curriculum

6. Listening to, analyzing and describing music.

     a. demonstrate competent listening during school and worship assemblies

       b. identify specific places within rites where music is proscribed and assign  appropriate music to places where listening.

       c. identify a variety of instruments as they occur in leadership and accompaniment of sung portions of the liturgy.


7. Evaluating music and music performances.

    a. develop an increasing memorized basic repertoire of Cathlic liturgical worship music

      b. identify strengths and weaknesses of specific music settings and know why specific works may or may not be effective or appropriate in worship

8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside  the arts.

    a. identify terms used in liturgical celebration and identify ways in which music is essential to the rites and rituals of the church

9. Understanding music history and culture.

    a. distinguish between liturgical music composed by contemporary composers and those of earlier periods as well as world cultures

     b. explain the effect of music on the worshipper and person at prayer with respect to melody, harmony, dynamics & other music qualities

    c. identify common elements of art, architecture, music and environment of worship

We will work on each of these standards during the year on every class level, kindergarten through eighth grade.


                                                      “Rock”ets Music Letter 

                         Welcome to Music 2017                                           


“Music is the universal language of mankind,” said the poet Longfellow. As you have read in the news, music is a very important factor for developing a student’s mental faculties.  We will work to develop skills that will meet  National and State Standards in Music and work on each of these standards during the year on every class level, kindergarten through eighth grade.


                                       Attention Youth Cantors !!!

             Students will be class cantors for grades three through eight at the daily masses each morning. If you wish to be a class cantor you must be willing to sing in tune with your classmates and your sound must be able to reach the microphones. This is a ministry of stewardship for the parish and school which requires responsible students.  The 2017– 2018 school year will be a very good year if we all work together for the glory of God.


   Attention 6th - 7th and 8th grade students! Choir Members! Needed!


We will have a Middle School Choir again this year that performs for the school, parish and Harvest House organization. We’ll sing our annual Christmas Tour in December where we will perform at Presbyterian Manor, the Wesley Rehab Hospital and at the Spiritual Life Center. If you wish to be a member, you will have to make a commitment to the group, for a full semester. This will require some extra work but we will have fun also.

                                        Piano Lessons

Piano lessons are available after school for students grades three through eight on a first come basis. Please check on lesson times available after school registration. There are a limited number of 30 minute lessons after school until 5;30.

Several students have signed up for piano lessons at registration and now there are still lesson times available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:30 and 5:00. Contact Mrs. Michot if you are interested in one of these lesson times.

             “Sing Praise to Our God, Sing Praise”

St Jude Music Department Welcomes

the School Year  2017 - 18


This semester will have many  opportunities for St. Jude students to perform.

The chime choir will be practicing on Wednesdays, after school from 3:35 to 4:30. We will begin working on music for church, October rosary, and Christmas during the 1st semester.

The parish will continue have youth cantors on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the 4:30 mass.

6th -7th 7 8th grade students are invited to join the Middle School Choir which will practice after school on Mondays  from 3:35 to 4:30. The Middle School choir plans are to perform for the school, church, a Harvest House Luncheon and diocesan choir festival. Scheduling is yet to be arranged.

Fifth grade students will be given the opportunity to join students from other schools in the All Saints Band Program provided at Bishop Carroll High School for elementary schools without band programs. Further information will be provided after school begins. Our guest seminarian this year, plays the trumpet and he has offered to teach any student 5th through 8th who would like to take lessons. Please check with Mrs. Michot

3rd -4th & 5th grade students will be attending the Youth Symphony concerts again this year. There will be a concert in November and another in January and the ticket fee for both concerts, including the bus fare is $13.00 per child. These concerts are school field trips and will require parental permission for each child to leave the school and attend the concert.

Middle School Choir (6-7-8 students) and the Chime choir (5th-8th) will perform at Botanica one evening during their Illuminations and  they will also do the annual Christmas Tour in December. The dates are still to be arranged.