St. George Children’s Choir debuts

By Rev. Andris Alexis Moronta, pastor of St. George Church in Bridgeport

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).

Since arriving at St. George Catholic Church on July 1, 2020, my dream and prayer was to have a children’s youth choir composed of voices and instruments. The divine providence of God, the Virgin Mary and the intercession of St. Joseph made this small dream become a reality this Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021.

I knocked on the door of the Diocese of Bridgeport when I applied for a grant of $8,000 to help begin the children’s youth choir and the youth ministry at St. George. It is thanks to the leadership of Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and the generous assistance from the Foundations in Faith organization that this dream has become a reality.

Thanks to God for giving me the opportunity to work with generous parishioners filled with
the love of God and great zeal to preach the Gospel of the Risen Christ. In September 2021, we began rehearsals with a group of 16 children, youth and adult voices and instruments. The children and youth of St. George have a great desire to share their musical talent and their love for God, and they do this all for His Glory and Honor, and God blesses their love for him with great spiritual fruits.

Thanks to the Divine Providence of God, and the Virgin Mary, and all the volunteers (Edward Carrillo, Aura Pineda, the children, youth and adults, and their supportive families) we were able to accomplish
this mission of Evangelization through sacred music. With fraternal love, thank you to all of you for sharing your talents and time for the Glory of God and Salvation of Souls.