Archdiocesan Summer Organ School

Learn the basics of organ playing this summer!  Members of the archdiocesan Music Commission are offering a 10-week program of private lessons for qualified keyboardists who wish to apply their keyboard skills to the “king of instruments”.  The cost for 10 lessons is $400.  Read more about our organist training program or contact the Liturgy Office for more information today!


Summer Liturgy Course – “Liturgical Year/Environment of Worship”

June 12 – July 24

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-10pm

Taught simultaneously in two locations:
Our Lady of Lourdes High School – Poughkeepsie
St. Joseph’s Seminary – Yonkers

Fr. Matthew Ernest, S.T.D., Director of the Office of Liturgy

Tuition Rates:
First time students: $750 (3 credits)/$250 (audit)
Parish Musicians : $750 (3 credits)/$500 (audit)
Others: $1500 (3 credits)/$500 (audit)

For more information or to register, contact the Liturgy Office today!


First Communion in the Context of the Liturgical Life of the Church Workshop

Friday, October 13


St. Joseph’s Seminary

Presenter: Donna Eschenauer, Ph.D., Author of First Communion Liturgies: Preparing First-Class Celebrations

The celebration of First Communion is a moment of joy, not only for the child and his or her family, but also for the entire parish. From the moment a child is baptized, the community of believers is responsible for the Christian initiation of that child. Therefore, the Church has the distinct privilege of walking with children and families on their journey of faith toward First Communion. This workshop will be of interest to sacrament program coordinators, catechetical leaders, priests, and music directors. In addition to generous time for questions, it will explore three pastoral areas: First Communion in the context of the sacramental life of the parish, liturgy with children, and preparing the liturgy for First Communion.

Registration Fee: $10

Register today or email us to find out more!


Archdiocesan Hymn Festival

Monday, November 13, 7:00-8:30pm

St. Joseph’s Church – Somers

Join musicians from around the archdiocese in singing hymns and chants from all of the seasons and feasts of the liturgical year!

Registration fee: $25 (Participants keep all distributed music!)

Register today or email us to find out more!