ST JOHN CHOIR SCHOLA
SJCS is a strong academic and choral program
perfectly designed for homeschool families who value a solid Catholic formation
in a healthy and positive social environment.
Our approach is creative - Our method is classical - The effects are everlasting.
Thinking of setting up your own homeschooling assistance program next year?
We'll set you up with a well-organized satellite service featuring our SJCS resources.
Call us to find out more about this exciting new service for Catholic families!
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS.
Join us for the first St John Choir Schola Tenebrae on March 31 st at 7:30pm at
Live-streamed from Our Lady of the Assumption Church on Wednesday March 31,
2021 at 7:30pm, this candlelit SJCS Tenebrae service weaves the salvation narrative
through crucial moments in the Old Testament to the betrayal and Passion of Christ.
Together with the beautifully stirring music of the SJCS choirs, the short readings draw
us deeply into the mystery and mercy of our redemption.
Marked by solemnity and stillness, the SJCS Tenebrae retains many of the traditional
elements dating back to the 9 th century: the gradual extinguishing of candles (representing the abandonment of Christ by his disciples) and the gathering dusk; the
last candle, the Christ candle, being ‘entombed’ by being removed from sight, leaving the church in dark silence; and then an abrupt noise called the strepitus, intended to evoke the earthquake at the moment of Christ's death.
Into that stillness, when darkness appears to have overcome the Light, the Christ candle returns. Christ the Redeemer has trampled down death by death. All depart in silence.
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LISTEN TO OUR SENIOR CHOIR
"I have always believed in beginning
with the beauty of the Catholic Tradition:
Dante, Michelangelo, the Chartres Cathedral"
Bishop Robert Barron
commenting on re-evangelizing the culture.
We at St John Choir Schola are committed to: