From the Ignatius Pew Missal to the Propers of the Mass and beyond, Gregorian chant composer and St. Patrick’s seminary professor Father Samuel Weber can help your choir or your parish chant the Mass.
Our Teaching Choir director Rebekah Wu also conducts the Benedict XVI Schola and four-voice SATB choir that assists at Mass at liturgies Archbishop Cordileone performs.
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In the greater Bay Area, music director Rebekah Wu and her talented singers will come to your parish and teach your choir and congregation how to chant beautifully together. The first people who asked for our help was the San Quentin Catholic chaplain. Now we have a San Quentin Schola singing a Latin mass once a quarter. Our second gig was with the Missionaries of Charity who asked for our help to sing litanies for their feast days, to help teach chant to the children in their after school programs, and to assist them in singing for the Mass for the Homeless Deceased. Then the requests from ordinary parishes in San Francisco and Oakland started pouring in, from Star of the Sea to St. Ignatius. We work in both forms, on request, but mostly in the ordinary form, in ordinary parishes like yours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more or get started.
Children and teens love to learn to sing the Mass, and we can help you make it happen. The Benedict XVI Institute of the Archdiocese of San Francisco invites teachers, musicians, choir directors, and leaders of sacred music to learn all the essentials needed to lead a chant camp for young Catholics. This three-day course, at the beautiful Vallombrosa Retreat Center, is taught by experienced professional Mary Ann Carr Wilson. Tuition is $300. Join other professionals in learning how to offer a fun, interactive, faith-enriching camp for youth that is grounded in the timeless sung prayer of the Church, Gregorian chant. More info here.
The Mass of the Americas, an intertwined tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe (patroness of Mexico and all the Americas) and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (patroness of the United States) is going on an international Marian unity tour. First stop: Tijuana.
Have brunch on Mother’s Day then bring Mom and the family to sing to Our Mother: A prayer service (not a concert) featuring gorgeous hymns you can sing and gorgeous hymns the Benedict XVI schola sings.
Each November, the Church honors first all her saints, and then asks us to pray for all the dead souls. This is a great chance to honor and pray for your own beloved dead.