Paul Lukasiewicz, Director of Worship/Liturgy "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.”  Psalms 98:4-6We have a number of opportunities for people in our faith community to join us and enhance our liturgy through song. We are always looking for new members to cantor or to join one of our ensembles.  If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the office at (570) 842-4561, or email us at music@northpoconocatholic.com
Accompanists & Instruments We have several musicians who serve as accompanists for our Masses & Services: Richard Broderick, Erica Castaldo, Mia Beviglia, Gina Beviglia, Marie LaRosa, and Paul Lukasiewicz.We also have many instrumentalists who perform with us to enhance our music at holidays, feasts, and special liturgies. Our typical instrumentation includes 2 flutes, 1 violin, 2 trumpets, and timpani, in addition to piano/organ.
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CantorsCantors are the leaders of song at our Liturgies. Cantors practice with the Director of Worship/Liturgy as necessary, to learn new hymns and psalms, and to be prepared for upcoming liturgies.Youth ChoirJulie Lukasiewicz, Youth Choir DirectorStudents from 3rd Grade through High School can participate in the Youth Choir.We usually sing at one 9:00 Mass a month, as well as 5:00 Christmas Eve, 1st Communion, May Crowning, and 11:30 Corpus Christi with the Adult Choir.The Youth Choir also has their own cantors and instrumentalists for Mass. Students who have sung in the Youth Choir for at least a year can become cantors and lead the Youth Choir during Mass. Students who play an instrument proficiently are also invited to play with us at Mass and enhance our celebrations.We follow the CCD schedule. If CCD is cancelled due to inclement weather, so is choir. Cantor/Choir/Instrument Practice is held from 10:00 to 11:00 on Sunday during CCD. Please check the schedule and bulletin for exact dates!If you're interested in joining, please contact us at youthchoir@northpoconocatholic.com
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St. Catherine of Siena Music Ministry
Funeral/Wedding Information Funeral Liturgy Planning is handled by Mary Franceschelli. If you need to contact her about selecting music, readings, ect., for a funeral, please contact the office at (570) 842-4561.If you are planning to be married at St. Catherine’s, please call the office to request a date and schedule a meeting with Father Simon, and email the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com so you can begin to plan the music for your wedding.
Accompanists & Instruments/ Funeral/Wedding Info
Folk Group/ Funeral Choir
Praise & Worship/ Adult Choir
Cantors/ Youth Choir
Praise & Worship Group Our Praise & Worship Group spans a wide age range, primarily made up of younger musicians who are active in our Youth Group, with some more seasoned musicians filling in as necessary. Together, they form a tight ensemble that rocks from the opening hymn right through the Mass.We usually play at one Mass a month (usually the 9:00 on Sunday morning, but occasionally at the 11:30 Mass on Sunday or the 5:00 Mass on Saturday.) Please check the bulletin and/or calendar to find our next performance.Our current ensemble consists of 3 guitars, piano, violin, bass, drums, 2 cantors, and a small choir.Adult Choir Paul Lukasiewicz, Choir DirectorOur adult choir enhances the beauty of our weekend, Holy Day, and special Masses throughout the year.Our choir season runs from September through the Graduation Mass in June.We practice most Thursday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 in the main church. If you’re a new member planning to attend for the first time, please call the office at (570) 842-4561or send us an email at music@northpoconocatholic.com first, to be sure practice is still scheduled for that night.Please enter the Church through the office entrance when attending practice.The ability/training to read music in an advantage, but is not required.
Folk GroupTom Cesarini, Folk Group Director Our Folk Group enhances the music of our Liturgies one 5:00 Saturday Mass a month.The Folk Group consists of several guitarists, a violinist, and a group of singers. In addition to a different sound, they also enhance the liturgy with different musical selections than what is usually sung at a cantor or choir Mass.For information how to join the Folk Group, please contact the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com Funeral Choir At Funeral Masses, in addition to a cantor, we also have our Funeral Choir, which is comprised of volunteers who are free during the day.Some of our members also sing with the our other ensembles, and we're always in need of more people who are available and enjoy singing with others.Due to the nature of funerals, there is a standard music line up that changes infrequently; however, families may request appropriate hymns that were favorites of the deceased or the family.Funerals usually start at 10:00, however, other times may be requested by the family. When a funeral is scheduled, a cantor, organist, and all the members of the Funeral Choir are called. There will be a practice, usually 30 minutes before the funeral is scheduled to start, to review the music selections.If you are interested in joining the Funeral Choir, please email the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com
Regular InstrumentalistsJulie Lukasiewicz, FluteAmy Sekol, FluteSarah Jackson, ViolinAmanda Kloss, ViolinRyan Hughes, TrumpetSean Hughes, TrumpetTom Frew, Timpani
Accompanists & Instruments We have several musicians who serve as accompanists for our Masses & Services: Richard Broderick, Erica Castaldo, Mia Beviglia, Gina Beviglia, Marie LaRosa, and Paul Lukasiewicz.We also have many instrumentalists who perform with us to enhance our music at holidays, feasts, and special liturgies. Our typical instrumentation includes 2 flutes, 1 violin, 2 trumpets, and timpani, in addition to piano/organ. Funeral/Wedding Information Funeral Liturgy Planning is handled by Mary Franceschelli. If you need to contact her about selecting music, readings, ect., for a funeral, please contact the office at (570) 842-4561.If you are planning to be married at St. Catherine’s, please call the office to request a date and schedule a meeting with Father Simon, and email the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com so you can begin to plan the music for your wedding.
Additional Instrumentalists Ed Wargo, Flute Jessica Beckish, Violin Wesley Fenstermaker, Violin Kevin Kreinberg, Trumpet John Andrews, Timpani Bradley Fenstermaker, Cello
Paul Lukasiewicz, Director of Worship/Liturgy "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.”  Psalms 98:4-6We have a number of opportunities for people in our faith community to join us and enhance our liturgy through song. We are always looking for new members to cantor or to join one of our ensembles.  If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the office at (570) 842-4561, or email us at music@northpoconocatholic.com
Praise & Worship Group Our Praise & Worship Group spans a wide age range, primarily made up of younger musicians who are active in our Youth Group, with some more seasoned musicians filling in as necessary. Together, they form a tight ensemble that rocks from the opening hymn right through the Mass.We usually play at one Mass a month (usually the 9:00 on Sunday morning, but occasionally at the 11:30 Mass on Sunday or the 5:00 Mass on Saturday.) Please check the bulletin and/or calendar to find our next performance.Our current ensemble consists of 3 guitars, piano, violin, bass, drums, 2 cantors, and a small choir.Adult Choir Paul Lukasiewicz, Choir DirectorOur adult choir enhances the beauty of our weekend, Holy Day, and special Masses throughout the year. Our choir season runs from September through the Graduation Mass in June.We practice most Thursday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 in the main church. If you’re a new member planning to attend for the first time, please call the office at (570) 842-4561or send us an email at music@northpoconocatholic.com first, to be sure practice is still scheduled for that night.Please enter the Church through the office entrance when attending practice.The ability/training to read music in an advantage, but is not required.
Folk GroupTom Cesarini, Folk Group Director Our Folk Group enhances the music of our Liturgies one 5:00 Saturday Mass a month.The Folk Group consists of several guitarists, a violinist, and a group of singers. In addition to a different sound, they also enhance the liturgy with different musical selections than what is usually sung at a cantor or choir Mass.For information how to join the Folk Group, please contact the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com Funeral Choir At Funeral Masses, in addition to a cantor, we also have our Funeral Choir, which is comprised of volunteers who are free during the day.Some of our members also sing with the our other ensembles, and we're always in need of more people who are available and enjoy singing with others.Due to the nature of funerals, there is a standard music line up that changes infrequently; however, families may request appropriate hymns that were favorites of the deceased or the family.Funerals usually start at 10:00, however, other times may be requested by the family. When a funeral is scheduled, a cantor, organist, and all the members of the Funeral Choir are called. There will be a practice, usually 30 minutes before the funeral is scheduled to start, to review the music selections.If you are interested in joining the Funeral Choir, please email the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com
St. Catherine of Siena Music Ministry
Paul Lukasiewicz, Director of Worship/Liturgy We have a number of opportunities for people in our faith community to join us and enhance our liturgy through song. We are always looking for new members to cantor or to join one of our ensembles.  If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the office at (570) 842-4561, or email us at music@northpoconocatholic.com
Praise & Worship Group Our Praise & Worship Group spans a wide age range, primarily made up of younger musicians who are active in our Youth Group, with some more seasoned musicians filling in as necessary. Together, they form a tight ensemble that rocks from the opening hymn right through the Mass.We usually play at one Mass a month (usually the 9:00 on Sunday morning, but occasionally at the 11:30 Mass on Sunday or the 5:00 Mass on Saturday.) Please check the bulletin and/or calendar to find our next performance.Our current ensemble consists of 3 guitars, piano, violin, bass, drums, 2 cantors, and a small choir.Adult Choir Paul Lukasiewicz, Choir DirectorOur adult choir enhances the beauty of our weekend, Holy Day, and special Masses throughout the year. Our choir season runs from September through the Graduation Mass in June.We practice most Thursday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 in the main church. If you’re a new member planning to attend for the first time, please call the office at (570) 842-4561or send us an email at music@northpoconocatholic.com first, to be sure practice is still scheduled for that night.Please enter the Church through the office entrance when attending practice.The ability/training to read music in an advantage, but is not required.
Folk GroupTom Cesarini, Folk Group Director Our Folk Group enhances the music of our Liturgies one 5:00 Saturday Mass a month.The Folk Group consists of several guitarists, a violinist, and a group of singers. In addition to a different sound, they also enhance the liturgy with different musical selections than what is usually sung at a cantor or choir Mass.For information how to join the Folk Group, please contact the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com Funeral Choir At Funeral Masses, in addition to a cantor, we also have our Funeral Choir, which is comprised of volunteers who are free during the day.Some of our members also sing with the our other ensembles, and we're always in need of more people who are available and enjoy singing with others.Due to the nature of funerals, there is a standard music line up that changes infrequently; however, families may request appropriate hymns that were favorites of the deceased or the family.Funerals usually start at 10:00, however, other times may be requested by the family. When a funeral is scheduled, a cantor, organist, and all the members of the Funeral Choir are called. There will be a practice, usually 30 minutes before the funeral is scheduled to start, to review the music selections.If you are interested in joining the Funeral Choir, please email the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com
Accompanists & Instruments We have several musicians who serve as accompanists for our Masses & Services: Richard Broderick, Erica Castaldo, Mia Beviglia, Gina Beviglia, Marie LaRosa, and Paul Lukasiewicz.We also have many instrumentalists who perform with us to enhance our music at holidays, feasts, and special liturgies. Our typical instrumentation includes 2 flutes, 1 violin, 2 trumpets, and timpani, in addition to piano/organ. Funeral/Wedding Information Funeral Liturgy Planning is handled by Mary Franceschelli. If you need to contact her about selecting music, readings, ect., for a funeral, please contact the office at (570) 842-4561.If you are planning to be married at St. Catherine’s, please call the office to request a date and schedule a meeting with Father Simon, and email the Director of Worship/Liturgy at music@northpoconocatholic.com so you can begin to plan the music for your wedding.