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Youth

Potomac River Anglican Youth (PRAY)

St. Patrick's joined other area Episcopal Churches to organize monthly social, service, and formation events for youth in grades 5-12. Our PRAY Coordinator is the Rev. Sue von Rautenkranz. Please follow our weekly e-news for information about upcoming events. 

The Classy (Grade 7 - Grade 8)

The Classy is a Sunday evening program for youth in grade 7-8. It begins at 5:45 with a music rehearsal, St. Patrick's Peal (Bell Choir) or Cambiata Choir, with Dr. Adele Lynch. From 6:30-7:30, youth share a meal and discuss issues of faith with members of the clergy, seminarians, and other youth leaders. This year, the Classy will also be part of the preparation for Confirmation. Youth are encouraged to bring their friends who are interested in exploring faith. 

Sunday evenings in sessions from 5:45-7:30pm

Please contact the Rev. Dr. Kurt Gerhard or Dr. Adele Lynch for more information.  

The Classy Handbells/Cambiata Choir

There are great opportunities in music for kids in Grades 7 – 8. Incorporating either “singing or ringing,” we offer music in conjunction with "The Classy,” a Christian Formation session for this age group.  As one of the the St. Patrick’s Peal handbell groups, these young people learn to work together in ringing our beautiful Schulmerich handbells.  As the Cambiata Choir, our middle school youth learn to be expressive through the transition phase of vocal development.

Rehearsals are by session, September – May Sundays 5:45pm – 6:30pm

Nova Lux Choir

Our music offering for High School age young people, this great group adds “new light” to our Cantoris Choir periodically as they join for special anthems and events. (It also gives our very, very time-crunched older teens an opportunity to continue their singing at St. Patrick’s even in the midst of AP courses, sports marathons and college/job preparation.)

Rehearsals are periodic Sundays with the Cantoris Choir, September – May.

Drum Corps and Youth Instrumentalists

Two beautiful Timpani are part of the collection of terrific instruments here at St. Patrick’s and young people from 5th – 12th grade are invited to join in the fun. Just schedule a Sunday and commit to a weekday rehearsal beforehand. 

We also invite you to put those music lessons to work and share your talents with our parish and offer instrumental music during worship services. Let me know when you have something all polished up and ready to play!

Please contact Dr. Adele Lynch for more information.