Pueri Cantores is the Vatican-endorsed international federation of youth choirs. Each year, Pueri Cantores organizes Choral Festivals and Masses in cathedrals and other churches around the United States. The singers join together as one large combined choir to prepare and present great liturgical music whose repertoire spans some 1,500 years.
Several hundred gathered to entrust Christians in the Middle East to the prayer and protection of the Holy Mother of God, Help of Christians and Queen of Peace.
A solemn choral Mass sung by a 125-voice chorus with orchestral accompaniment was offered for the souls of the faithful departed, celebrated by Archbishop Vigneron.