Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, recently held its annual summer youth music camp.
Directed by Anthony J. Kubasek, the camp featured choral rehearsals, games and daily teachings by Deacon Tom Cesarini. In addition to explaining the Bible readings used at the weekend liturgy featuring the campers, the Deacon also spoke to the campers about the importance of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Code of Canon Law and the Second Vatican Council.
Campers were treated to a pool and pizza party on the final day of camp and an ice cream social, sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society at the church, following the weekend youth liturgy, in which they participated.
Soloists at the youth liturgy included Morgan Patla, who sang Cesar Franck’s “Panis Angelicus” and Melissa and Michelle Leonard, who sang the Gospel style song “If Today You Hear His Voice” by Rawn Harbor. Psalmists for the Mass were Grace Aiello, Jennifer Leonard, Melanie Selner and Brooke Higgins.