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Saint Leonard Soundtrack


Saint Leonard, Pray for Us!

          Discover this historic landmark in Madison, Nebraska

          Sunday, October 21, 2018

          7:30 am Depart from St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parking Lot – Carpool

          8:00 am rehearsal with Saint Leonard musicians

          9:00 am Holy Mass with Pastor Father Gregory Carl

         10:30 am Sunday Brunch at the Uptown (Stanton)

                           Cost: $12 for Sunday Brunch






CHOIR TOUR Spreading the Gospel through Music

Choir Retreat to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska

                        SING   in the magnificent Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

                        PRAY  Evening Prayer with seminarians

                        EAT      with seminarians

Visit the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Valparaiso

        Witness the joy of cloistered sisters who devote their lives to prayer and contemplation

Carmel Chapel

Carmel Chapel

Visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton

        Witness the excitement of young men from around the world studying for the priesthood        

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

                                           SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016

                                     12:30 pm – 9 pm

                                     Cost: $35 includes chartered bus and supper

                                     Register by September 20.

PARENTS please fill out and return parent permission form: prntpermissionformOLG

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary




Do you want your Mass to sound Catholic? Try this.

Here are two simple chant hymns: Regina Caeli and Adoro te Devote. Don’t let the Latin scare you, as these famous hymns can be sung in any language. They are easy to learn, catchy, and have been sung by Catholics throughout the world for centuries. Continue reading

How do you have a great Vacation Bible School? You need Great Music and Skit leaders!

I am looking for energetic song and skit leaders for our Vacation Bible School from Tuesday through Friday, May 31-June 3 at the Norfolk Catholic High School. We start at 8 am on the 31st  (we start at 9 am on the remaining days) and we finish at 12 pm. VBS Music leaders will engage the preschoolers and kindergarteners with fun songs and silly skits.

Let me know if you would like to help:


Looking for the Best Summer Ever? Musical Theater Camp

Interested in Singing, Acting, Performing,


Then Musical Theatre Camp is for YOU!

What Is Musical Theatre Camp?


Karol Wojtyla: Actor, Playwright and Saint

Musical Theatre Camp is a week-long summer camp led by Austin Truex, Lizzy Edmisten, Aaron Miller, Karl and Danae Henkel. This camp is musical based, so we will also be singing. Fun activities, lessons, and games will teach the youth about acting styles and techniques. The youth will also learn about how to create a plot and outline for musical performances, and even write a musical about a Bible story themselves. The week will wrap up with scene and song presentations at 11 a.m. on June 10th.

Where: The Norfolk Catholic High School Choir Room (Enter at the cafeteria door)

When: Monday-Friday, June 6th-10th

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost Per Child: $15.00  Grades 3-12

Register by June 1st, 2016


Dear Archbishop Lucas



for the great music that you have provided us with

and for inspiring us to sing God’s praise

at each and every Holy Mass.

Gloria Singers – Norfolk Catholic 5th & 6th Grade School Mass Choir

Please accept this humble token of our gratitude for the music that you have given us through the Archdiocese of Omaha Core Repertoire. The following recordings were made during our weekly elementary school Mass. Although they include the normal background noise that is heard during Mass, hopefully, you will also be able to hear our hearts lifted up in joyful song. Continue reading

The Elementary School Sing the Mass Challenge: Day 1

Today, we sang our first Mass for the elementary school Sing the Mass Challenge. I was nervous about how the school would respond to being told that the Mass was being recorded. As we only have a couple grade school Masses left for the year, we needed to get it right quickly, or we would run out of time. Also, today was the first time trying out the new microphone set-up and I didn’t know if the mics would pick up the congregation clearly. On top of that, there was a 6th grade field trip today! The elementary school leaders were gone.

Nevertheless, today was a great success. Listen to the clips of the school singing the Mass. Fr. Andrews sang various dialogues and prayers, too. Mrs. Mary O’Boyle Kienbaum and Mrs. Virginia Maas inspired the Gloria Singers and the school with their direction and flute playing respectively.  I was proud to be playing for such a vibrant and joyful congregation.

Here are the recordings from this morning. We will record these songs again next week and then compile the best takes for a Sing the Mass album. Way to go Norfolk Catholic Elementary!

O Sons and Daughters

Lord, have Mercy – Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd


We are the Stewards – Sara Kalamaja


We Proclaim


Our Father

Lamb of God

How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place – J. Michael McCabe

Regina Caeli

Alleluia No. 1


Elementary School Challenge Repertoire

Music Booklet This booklet contains the following music:

O Sons and Daughters

Lord, have Mercy Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd

Alleluia Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd

We are the Stewards Sara Kalamaja

Preface Dialogue

Holy, Holy, Holy Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd

Mystery of Faith Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd

Amen Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd

Our Father

Lamb of God Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd

How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place, O Lord of Hosts J. Michael McCabe

Regina Caeli

Alleluia No 1


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