Music Ministry: Sunday Salon to feature Surprise Finale you can't miss!

Music Ministry News


We’re so excited to once again share a diverse program of music featuring our parish musicians; this Sunday is our third monthly musical Sunday Salon at the Serra Center. Featured musicians are parish cantor Tammie Weyker-Adkins, soprano, parish choir member Steven Yacuta, baritone, parish violinist Matt Mazzei, accompanied by parish pianist Rod Henczel. There will be a surprise choral finale you won’t want to miss! The Sunday salons are free admission and will be held monthly at 3pm. Our next Salon, October 14, will feature Matt Mazzei on violin, Trent Barry on piano and guest musicians on viola and cello performing the Schumann Piano Quartet and a dynamic Piano Trio written by our own parish cantor/pianist Daniel Townsend, who majored in musical composition at Fresno State.

(for a preview of this month’s amazing salon program, please see the end of this article)

At this time of year, we can begin to sense the liturgical momentum toward the culmination of the season, the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This Sunday as we celebrate the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, our core choir will intone the Jacques Berthier (Taizé) setting of Nada Te Turbe written (in Spanish, originally) by St. Theresa of

The Nada Te Turbe poem in St. Theresa of Avila’s handwriting

Avila, here translated into English:

Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing frighten you,

All things pass away:

God never changes.

Patience obtains all things.

He who has God

Finds he lacks nothing;

God alone suffices.



Ms. Weyker-Adkins began singing with the adult choir at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church in Sturtevant, Wisconsin at age 11. From there, she was involved in the Mastersinger’s Choir at J.I. Case high school in Racine.