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Parish Servers Invited to Serve Pueri Cantores Annual Convention
Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Ashbourne Altar Servers-Pueri Cantores

Fr. Derek, six Parish Altar Servers and their parents joined children’s choirs from all over Ireland for the Annual Pueri Cantors Annual Choral Festival. Mass was celebrated in the College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, followed by Benediction.  Pueri Cantores is aninternational organisation of youth choirs in the Catholic Church, involving 60,000 singers from schools and parishes in 30 countries.

Parish and school choirs gather together at cathedrals and other architecturally significant church buildings to prepare and present music representative of the broad and treasured Catholic tradition – from Gregorian chant to masterworks of the Twentieth Century.  The individual choirs are combined into one large choral ensemble, with nationally recognized conductors.

“You are the little messengers of beauty. The world needs your singing for the language of beauty moves hearts and contributes to the encounter with God.”

– Pope John Paul II in an address to Pueri Cantores International

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