Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poker Anyone?

Are you a poker player? Love watching it on TV but afraid of playing in a casino? This is the weekend for you!

This Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm, our very own Music Director/Card Shark Kent Campbell will be your host for our second Texas Hold'em Tournament. The tournament will be held in the parish hall at St. Bernard of Clairvaux, 10755 North 124th Street in Scottsdale.  The buy-in is $50 per person with unlimited $20 buy backs during the first hour. For those of you less familiar with the terminology, you enter the tournament by purchasing $50 in chips. If you lose all of your chips in the first hour, you can buy $20 more (and keep buying in $20 increments if you are very unlucky but game for more).
Half of the money raised will go to Pueri Cantores and the other half to cash prizes. Snacks and water will be provided and the basketball games will be on the big screen in the hall.

If you would like to come, just give us a little shout out on Facebook or show up at the door. If we have a good idea of how many are coming, we can have the right number of tables set up which gets us started on time.

Ladies, this is not a "Men Only" event, so come on out and win some of the prize money! Invite your friends - the more players the bigger the prizes!

Come on out on Sunday and enjoy a fun afternoon of poker and March Madness without the loud, smoky and crowded "madness" of a casino. If you have any questions, please contact Kent at

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Don't Forget Easter Dinner!

Once again Honeybaked Ham is working with Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux to make your Easter dinner more convenient while raising some money for PCSBC. You can order your Honeybaked Ham from the comfort of your home, pay online and pick it up at SBC the day before Easter! It doesn't get easier than that, and for those of you who have waited in the line at the Honeybaked Ham store in Paradise Valley, you know what a great convenience this is!

But here's the important part - you only have 6 more days to order online. The deadline is March 30. So count up the number of people who will be at your Easter table and order your delicious ham TODAY! You have never had a Honeybaked Ham? Then this is the year to treat yourself and give PCSBC 15% of the sales!

Visit and click on the "Support Your Fundraiser" tab at the top. It will take you to a search field. Enter "Pueri" and our name will appear just below the search box (in small print). Select us and start shopping! Information about pick up will be provided. If you have any questions or problems, contact Kim Skemp at

Have a Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

We Are Out There!!

Last weekend some of our PC SBC youth (Choristers) participated in "Voices of the Valley," sponsored by Phoenix Children's Chorus.  It was a full day of fun activities and rehearsals, which culminated in a short concert.  It was a great opportunity for our PC SBC members to work with different directors and experience different teaching techniques.  It was also awesome to sing with a choir of over one hundred children.  Here's the combined group of all participants singing in the concert (PC SBC singers are in light blue shirts):

Also last weekend, a small group of PC SBC singers, mostly from Teen Schola, auditioned to sing the National Anthem for an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game at Chase Field.  Auditioning experience is vital to every musician and whether we are chosen or not, we succeed every time we get an opportunity to sing in a new forum.  Keep your fingers crossed!

It's great to get our members out in the community to fulfill the part of our mission to enhance musical opportunities for youth.  We are having lots of fun too!

We still need your support for our Mission to Rome in December.  We have been invited to sing for Pope Francis at the New Year's Day Papal mass, along with over 2,000 other youth of Pueri Cantores from around the world!  If you would like to support us, please see the YouCaring link on the right side of this page.  Donating by credit card is very easy and we are happy to accept any size donation to support the expenses of traveling to Europe with 47 youth of Pueri Cantores St. Bernard of Clairvaux.