I will be set up in the parish hall the next three weekends in Advent, to bring greater awareness to the products that raise money for the choral program at Mater Dei.
- Choir CDs: The choirs at Mater Dei have recorded THREE professional audio CDs now, of music at our parish. This fall we released our NEW choir CD of Marian music, that features the St. Cecilia girls choir! We also have an Advent/Christmas CD, and a Holy Week music CD. Please come have a listen and consider buying one (or more!), as a special Christmas present for someone. ALL proceeds go directly to the Mater Dei Choir Fund.
- Maple Syrup: I also will have maple syrup and other maple/pecan products for purchase. This is a personal way I contribute to raising funds for the parish choir program, by bringing you maple syrup from my family’s farm in Vermont (made by my father and brother), and pecans from my own little homestead in Irving. A portion of every sale goes to the choir fund.
The Mater Dei Choir Fund is used to take care of all costs related to the music program, as long as funds are available. Every summer, it helps take care of book/supply costs for new children/youth/adult choir members. Now this winter, we are planning to purchase surplices for the St. Gregory Boys Choir, so that they will be in traditional cassock/surplice choir boy attire when they sing, starting in 2018!
The choir fund also is used to pay organist fees for feast days/festive seasons, and provide childcare during choir rehearsal to some of our most talented singers.
Please consider supporting our efforts, if you are able.
Blessed Advent to you all,
Mater Dei Music Director