We are looking forward to the return of the Christmas Youth Choir (in its 20th year) that will sing at the 4:00pm Mass at St. John on Christmas Eve.
After further consultation with medical experts, and cognizant of the recent example of our SJS students safely participating in school choir activities before the availability of vaccinations for this age group, we are modifying our protocols for the Christmas Youth Choir. While vaccinations are certainly strongly encouraged when medically appropriate, they will not be required for participation. We understand that the decision of when and whether to vaccinate in this age group is a complex one.
We have been reassured by the data, and by the medical experts we have consulted, that the mask requirement is the most important thing we can do to reduce the risks for all involved. Masks are required for all in-person rehearsals and to sing with the choir on Christmas Eve.
Participation is open to all St. John’s and St. Paul’s parishioners in grades 1-8. Teens in grade 9-12 are encouraged to participate as assistants. Community Service and Confirmation hours/credit are earned. Adult family members are invited to join our Family Mass Musician Group for Christmas Eve. Weekly rehearsals start Sunday 11/21 and attendance is required.
If your children/family is interested in participating, please contact Maria Wardwell, 781-258-7249 or Maria.Wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org.