“Making Music, Praying Twice” Summer Camp Set for Falmouth on June 12-15

FALMOUTH---The motto of “Making Music, Praying Twice” at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth serves as an invitation for parents, grandparents, and guardians who seek the experience of integrating music, prayer, and Catholic culture into daily family life: “While the gift of music education is invaluable, the gift of music combined with prayer is immeasurable.”

From June 12-15, “Making Music, Praying Twice” will be offered each day at 10:30 a.m. at the church, located on 266 Foreside Road. The four-day summer camp will feature faith, music, and movement and is especially designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as well as their caregivers. All are welcome.

“This is fun, easy, joyful music and faith formation for you and your little one together,” said Jennifer Runge, director of sacred music for Parish of the Holy Eucharist, of which Holy Martyrs is a part. “Our classes immerse the child and parent in a cultural world that includes folk songs, world songs, Catholic songs and chants, and nursery rhymes. The classes bathe their little ears with a ‘language’ that is both highly musical and deeply spiritual.”

To register, visit www.pothe.org/makingmusic. You can also call 207-847-6890.  

For nearly a decade, Holy Martyrs Church has offered “Making Music, Praying Twice” to help preschoolers develop an appreciation for music while, at the same time, providing them with an early introduction to the faith. No musical equipment is required. The program even provides a “how to” guide for homemade instruments for those interested.

“You and your little will grow as we ‘pray twice’ while singing and playing instruments in praise of God!” said Jennifer. “One of the goals of the program is to encourage the parents and caregivers to demonstrate their love of music and their love of making music because that’s how children learn. They learn through modeling.”