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OUR CHOIRS 

 CHANT SCHOLA has served for the 8:30 a.m. Masses for Holy Days of Obligation and occasional holy hours. Currently looking for a leader for this group. Please contact Hannah Masson at 540-229-5329 or pbmusicmin@gmail.com

CHILDREN'S CHOIR, for children in grades 2-6, serve at the liturgies of First Reconciliation, First Communion, Christmas Eve, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. They practice seasonally in CCD classroom #5 from 12:45-1:30 p.m. Contact Mrs Gina Rosetti at 937-2320 or eprossetti@yahoo.com.

GRUPO CATÓLICO CARISMÁTICO LA PRECIOSA SANGRE DE CULPEPER te invita los sábados a las 7:00 p.m. a rezar el rosario, a gozarte con alabanzas, cantos de meditación, oraciones y una predica a la necesidad del pueblo de Dios.  Más información llame a Santa Ines Calderon 571-830-7556.

HERITAGE CHOIR serves at the 1st Sunday at the 11:30 a.m. mass and the 3rd Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. mass of each month and for special liturgies. They practice each Tuesday night at 7 pm in the church. Please contact Mr. John Flemming at 540-222-5402 or bigpsyguy@aol.com

ONE VOICE (Teen Acoustic Group) serves every third Saturday vigil Mass at 5 p.m. and welcomes guitarists & other instrumentalists of middle and high school age to join them. Contact Megan Canavan at 727-1022 or snoopy2day@gmail.com or Director of Music Hannah Masson at pbmusicmin@gmail.com. Practices are on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 6:15-7:30 pm in the Annex during the school year & 9:30-11:00 am Wednesdays mornings during the summer.

POR AMOR DE CRISTO serves every other 2:00 p.m. Sunday mass and for special liturgies. They practice Sunday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Please contact Mr. Manuel Casillas at 540-222-2823 or mannyincharge@hotmail.com.

PRECIOUS BLOOD CHOIR serves at the 2nd Sunday at 8:30 a.m. mass and 4th Sunday at 11:30 a.m. mass and for special liturgies. They practice each Wednesday night at 7 pm in the church. Please contact Mrs Theresa Watson at 540-229-5113 or theresafowlerwatson@gmail.com.
 
SUMMER CHOIR serves for the weekly 11:30 am during the months of July and August. Practices are from 10-11 am Sundays before mass in the parish hall. Please contact Mr. Robert Dwyer at 540-229-7396 or robert.dwyer1994@gmail.com.
 
UNIDOS POR LA FE  serves every other 2 p.m. Sunday Mass and for special liturgies. They practice every Thursday at 8 p.m.in the parish hall. Contact Mr. Sergio Cornejo at cornejosergio88@gmail.com or 540-522-4152.

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CANTORS serve at every 5:00 p.m. Saturday Mass, for alternating 8:30 and 11:30 Sunday masses, special liturgies, holy hours, parish weddings and funerals. Cantors do not need to be trained professionally, but they do need prior approval and guidelines specific to our parish. Please contact Mrs. Hannah Masson at pbmusicmin@gmail.com. 

INSTRUMENTALISTS are always welcomed and encouraged. For information on how to put your talents to good use, please contact Mrs. Theresa Watson at 540-229-5113.

KEYBOARD PLAYERS NEEDED

If you've been playing the piano or keyboard for at least 3 years, you can probably play most of what we sing at mass! We especially need a keyboard player to accompany our children's choir. Please contact Hannah Masson at pbmusicmin@gmail.com to find out how you can be a part of the music ministry here at Precious Blood. 

 




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 "The church musician is first a disciple and then a minister...not merely an employee or volunteer. He or she is a minister, someone who shares faith,  serves the community,  and expresses the love of God and neighbor through music." [Music in Catholic Worship. no 64] 
 
 
Director of Music: Mrs. Hannah Masson
pbmusicmin@gmail.com 
 

OPEN MIC NIGHT
 

Our music ministry will be hosting their next
 
OPEN MIC NIGHT

on Saturday, Dec. 30
 
beginning at 6:30 pm in the parish hall.
Admission is free. There will be light refreshments with donations gratefully accepted for the Freda Kratochvil Scholarship Fund for young pastoral musicians. Come share or enjoy a song! Contact our Director of Music Hannah  Masson at pbmusicmin@gmail.com for more information or to sign up. 


 
 
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The first Freda Kratochvil Music Scholarship was awarded to Christian Herrera!
 
Christian is a rising senior at Eastern View who serves as a guitarist/bassist with our "Por Amor de Christo" group every other week at the 4 pm Sunday mass. He attended the 21st Annual NPM Guitar and Ensemble Institute back in July and enjoyed a week of lessons in liturgy and music with the nation's finest pastoral musicians. Congratulations, Christian! May the Holy Spirit continue to bless your talents for your joy and His glory!
  
 
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Freda Kratochvil Music Scholarship for Young Pastoral Musicians
 
Freda Kratochvil, our former liturgy director and organist for over 40 years, attended many conventions and workshops through the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) which fosters the art of musical liturgy. Through her efforts and shared vision with Father Leo, Freda laid the foundation for our music ministry program that works for the full, conscious and active participation of our assembly.
 
The Freda Kratochvil Music Schlolarship for Young Pastoral Musicians was set up to help send young musicians to attend similar conventions or workshops to help foster and nuture their skills as liturgical musicians for the benefit of themselves, our parish and our world.
 
If you would like to donate to this scholarship please make checks out to Precious Blood and in the memo section write Freda Kratochvil Music Scholarship.
 
 
 
 
Music Ministry Links

Our Parish Loves to Sing

Frequently Asked Questions

Famous Greats Who Grew Up Serving in Their Church Choirs

Why We Sing! Read testimonials from the voices of our music

Songs that make a Difference

 
 
MORE LINKS

Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship

Musicam Sacram (Instruction on Music in the Liturgy)

Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)

National Pastoral Musicians

NPM - DC Chapter

American Guild of Organists

OCP Website

GIA Website

Email Music Director Hannah Masson

 



 

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