We’re passionate about Jesus and leading others to worship Him through music, God's Word, and serving the community. Come check us out!
The youth group is always open to new members, and the music ministry welcomes any interested singers and instrumentalists including guitar, violin, cello, percussion, and flute.
We took the name “San Damiano” to represent the message St. Francis received in the Chapel of San Damiano to rebuild the Church. We as youth, are called to step up and be the next generation to keep God’s church a bright light for all to see. Group activities have historically included adoration, formation meetings, retreats, World Youth Day, the March for Life, iWitness Stations of the Cross, and our Greccio nativity play. We have several opportunities each year to have some fun, such as pizza parties and gym nights over at the school which are also open to family and friends.
Interested in joining the San Damiano Youth Group? Contact Brian Kelly (413-563-4797) for more information!
The San Damiano Music Ministry consists of youth in Elementary School through College, and we are the only youth music group here at the Basilica that plays weekly Mass year-round (Saturday 6pm Mass). We occasionally are requested for other events such as Ordinations, Holy Days, and Other Special Events and Sacraments. We play a mix of contemporary and traditional songs and hymns that enhance the Mass. Members meet 30 minutes prior to each 6pm Mass. Our group has no mandated attendance. All of our members simply do their best to attend as frequently as their schedule allows.