Cleveland NPM News


March 16, 2019

The first diocesan Children's Choir Festival was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland.  Rehearsals began that morning at 10:00 AM at Historic St. Peter Church at E 17th Street and Superior.  Many thanks to Fr. Robert Kropac for allowing the festival to use his parish church for rehearsal.  The children walked to the cathedral after lunch.

After a spirited scavenger hunt at the cathedral with the singers locating specific artwork in the building rehearsal began at 2:30 for 4:30 Mass.  The children's choir led the music at the anticipated Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent, the Transfiguration.  

The children experienced a wonderful day, made lots of music and new friends and were very excited about being part of something that was exceptional. 


The following video is "Children of Light" by Valerie Webdell, sung at the Preparation of the Gifts.




September 24, 2018




The opening meeting for the fall of 2018 of the Cleveland  NPM chapter took place at the Church of the Resurrection in Solon, OH.  Julie Tragon was our host and Fr. Tom Dragga is the pastor.  Dinner was enjoyed by all.  Bridget Jankowski gave an inspiring workshop on body mapping discussing how our posture, mental attitude, tension, relaxation and prayer all effect how we perform our ministries.  Speakers, celebrants, singers, instrumentalists, and directors can all benefit from how we map our bodies. The event closed with evening prayer.

August 2018

During August of 2018, Brown Bag Lunches continued.  

Many people were able to meet, greet and become better acquainted.  Many topics were discussed by those present and a lot of connecting and networking took place.  These meetings will continue in February of 2019.

East Side Host:

Mary Hrich, St. Mary Magdalene, Willowick

Downtown Host:

Jeanne Marie Miles, 1404 Cathedral Plaza


South and West hosts still being sought. 

​Check back for specific dates.​​​​​​​​​​

The Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians - NPM
Serving church musicians in the Cleveland area

St. Clarence Parish
30106 Lorain Road, North Olmsted OH 44070

Herb Dillahunt, Chapter Director

440-734-2414, x 232

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