Students and alumni members of Guardian Angels Regional School Angelic Choir, under the direction of Karen Mercer, along with their families, will be attending the 40th International Pueri Cantores Congress in Rome in December.
Pueri Cantores is an international Catholic choral organization that provides opportunities for school aged youth choirs from all backgrounds to participate in liturgical music. It will be held Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2016.
Students of the Gibbstown school will take part in numerous churches, including St. John Lateran Basilica, the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Rome and the official seat of the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis.
Students and their families will also have opportunities to visit the Tiber River, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the tomb of St. John Paul II.
The trip will culminate with the celebration of the World Peace Day Papal Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.