Paul Hoffman, Music Director
Paul joined the St. John Parish community in the Fall of 2005 as Organist and later accepted the position of Music Director in the Summer of 2007. He directs the Adult and Children's Choirs and provides music for the other weekend liturgies, feast days, weddings and funerals.
Paul's background in Music Ministry began at Saint Ann University Parish (now closed) where he directed a college-age/young professional music ensemble from 1994-2002. He was Music Director at Saint Bernard Parish in West Newton from 2003-2005, and directed the music at the Family Mass at Saint John the Evangelist in Wellesley from 2004-2007.
Paul Hoffman received his MM Degree in Piano Performance at the New England Conservatory and his BA from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Certificate Degree from Clark University in Computer Graphics and Web Design. Paul is on the Piano Faculty of South Shore Conservatory and is also their Graphic/Web Designer.
Erica Wasil, Music Minister
Erica comes to us from Braintree, where she has been an active member of the Folk Group at St. Francis of Assisi. Erica has also worked at St. Clare Parish, Braintree and St. Nicholas of Myra, North Dighton as cantor and pianist. Erica received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Southern Maine, with a concentration in vocal performance.
The Children's Choir sings every Sunday at the 9:30 am Mass during the school year. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 6-7. Any child who has received First Holy Communion is welcome to join. Children who play instruments are also welcome to join. Children who are not able to make a weekly commitment may join us seasonally for Christmas and Easter. For more information please contact Paul Hoffman.
The Teen Choir sings every month at the 6:00 pm Teen Mass during the school year. Rehearsals are Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm. For more information please contact Paul Hoffman. The Teen Choir also sings at the 4 pm Christmas Eve Mass and for Confirmation Masses.
The Adult Choir sings weekly at the Sunday 11:30 am Mass. Rehearsal time is at 10:45 am, prior to Mass. The choir also meets Monday evenings during Advent and Lent in preparation for Christmas Eve and The Paschal Triduum. For more information please contact Paul Hoffman.