- One Bread One Body
- Althara thannil
St. Alphonsa Children’s choir was formed in 2008. The children’s choir consists of children of Grade 3 to Grade 8. Our children’s choir enables the children to celebrate liturgical worship in song from a very early age. It also gives the children a chance to explore and experience the Malayalam Syro-Malabar Qurbana and thus get a first hand experience of our culture.
We have come a long way since we started. The children have a good understanding of the Malayalam Holy Qurbana and the prayers and responses and they participate actively in the Holy Qurbana.
The children sing both for solemn mass and solemn high mass. They were invited by the Nashville Mother Teresa Mission in September 2014 as the main choir for their Perunaal.
From the Second Vatican Council
“Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when it is celebrated in song, with the ministers of each degree fulfilling their ministry and the people participating in it. Indeed, through this form, prayer is expressed in a more attractive way, the mystery of the liturgy, with its hierarchical and community nature, is more openly shown, the unity of hearts is more profoundly achieved by the union of voices, minds are more easily raised to heavenly things by the beauty of the sacred rites, and the whole celebration more clearly prefigures that heavenly liturgy which is enacted in the holy city of Jerusalem.”
Participating in the choir gives the children a collective responsibility as they are taught to sing as a group and not as individuals. Apart from singing in the Choir on the First Sunday of every month from September to May of every year, children will be given chances to prepare and sing individual praise and worship songs during adoration.
We will continue to encourage musical formation, suitable liturgical and spiritual formation of all the members of the choir, in such a way that the proper performance of their liturgical role will not only enhance the beauty of the celebration and be an excellent example for the faithful, but will bring spiritual benefit to the choir members themselves.
The Children’s Choir Team
1. Suni Sibi 2. Jogy Jose 3. Gregory Job (Coordinator)