Your child is most welcome to join the Music Ministry here at St. Alphonsus Parish and Blessed Francis Seelos Academy for the 2017-2018 school year. We love having children grow their faith through music!

We welcome any child in Grades 1-8 to join our Children’s Choir to sing for Sunday liturgies and school Masses.

Our St. Alphonsus CCD students are invited to Sunday practices at 10:30 a.m. The first practice will be on Sunday, Sept. 24. Seelos Academy students — parishioners and non-parishioners — practice on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. in the school’s music room. The first practice will be Thursday, Aug. 31.

We already have four events and liturgies scheduled for the Children’s Choir:

Sunday, Oct. 29:  We celebrate All Saints Day at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Liturgy. Children are encouraged to sing and/or dress up as their favorite saint.

Sunday, Nov. 26:  Feast of Christ the King! We combine children, adults, handbells and instruments for the 9:30 a.m. Mass to celebrate this wonderful feast that ends our Liturgical Year.

Friday, Dec. 1:  Our Annual Advent Lessons and Carols. We enter into Advent with this beautiful prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at St. Alphonsus. For the second year, we will be joined by Perry Highway Lutheran Church in this musical event that features children and adults, handbells and other instruments.

Sunday, Dec. 24:  The Children’s Choir sings a 20-minute program before the 4 p.m. Mass and then sings for the Mass itself.  All music will be practiced at regular Children’s Choir practices; two extra practices might be scheduled in December.

For information or to join, please contact Music Director Mary Heagy at 724-538-5258 or