Liturgy and Sacred Music Courses Offered Through Saint Joseph’s Seminary

Introduction to Liturgy
Fr. Matthew Ernest, S.T.D.

Introduction to Chant
Dr. Jennifer Donelson, DMA

Mondays, 7:00-9:30PM
September 11-December 18

Saint Joseph’s Seminary (Yonkers)
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (Huntington)

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

Visit the Seminary’s website or contact us to learn more about these course offerings


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!