Villa Marians to Sing for Pope Francis

Papal Choir Members Jessica Perry, Olivia Kramer, Victoria Gauntner

Six Villa Marians have the privilege of singing for Pope Francis during the Papal Mass on Sunday, September 27 in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Junior Jessica Perry, senior Olivia Kramer, and sophomore Victoria Gauntner are part of the Papal High School Choir. Jessica and Olivia joined the choir through a competitive audition process. Victoria is a member of the Children’s Catholic Choir, which was invited to participate.

Sr. Danielle, Dottie Martin Toomey '77, Elaine ZajanoVilla faculty member Sr. Danielle, Villa alumna Dottie Martin Toomey ’77, and former faculty member Elaine Zajano were also chosen to be part of Sunday’s choir.

The choir members will travel by bus to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where they will assemble for a sound check at 2 p.m. The Mass is scheduled is 4 p.m.