Music is a pathway to God.”
 
The mission statement of “Making Music Praying Twice” serves as an invitation for parents, grandparents, and children around the country who seek the experience of integrating music, prayer, and Catholic culture into daily family life.
 
The program will be offered locally at Holy Martyrs Church, located on 266 Foreside Road in Falmouth, each Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10 a.m. from September 21 to December 8. A second session will begin on January 18.
 
All are welcome to participate, particularly those who are stay-at-home mothers and fathers and also grandparents who care for their grandchildren.
 
“It was implemented here three years ago and has been so spiritually and socially fruitful. Adults who attend are amazed at the innate spirituality of their children who sing, pray, and play together,” said Georgette Dionne, the director of lifelong faith formation for the Parish of the Holy Eucharist of which Holy Martyrs Church is a part. “It fosters the Catholic faith, enriches family life, and provides a faith-based experience that is beautiful. The program is building community in parishes around the country.”
 
Class curriculum follows the seasons of the Church’s liturgical year so that the music on the CDs that participants will use are in sync with their faith, both visually and aurally. The CD jacket colors even match the priest and altar vestments of the season.
 
“We teach children that faith is a natural part of everyday life,” said Kate Daneluk, co-founder of the program. “By incorporating songs of play, songs of the world, and songs of faith into one comprehensive CD and program, it sends the message that these things can live together in our lives and in our hearts.” 
 
For more information about “Making Music Praying Twice” or to register for the upcoming session in Falmouth, contact Jen Runge at (207) 847-3287 or butterflyjuniper@hotmail.com.