Tim Keyes (Composer / Conductor) is a graduate in Music Composition and Theory from The University of Notre Dame, studying with composers Paul Johnson, Ethan Haimo, and Calvin Bower. He also studied with Charles Jones, Leonard Bernstein, and Andre Watts at the Aspen Music Festival.
Tim is a New Jersey-based composer, songwriter, conductor, vocalist, producer, audio engineer, Cinematographer, liturgist, and pastoral musician. He is currently the Pastoral Assistant for Music and Liturgy here at The Catholic Community of St. Charles Borromeo in Skillman, NJ. An accomplished church musician and choral director, he has composed sacred music oratorios: Resurrexi (1996), Nativitas (1997), Crucifixus (1999), Meditation on the Passion of Christ (2005), and St. Patrick’s Breastplate (2006) as well as a Psalter entitled In Psalmis Davidis (1997-2004). Among his many other compositions are a Violin Concerto ‘Colorado’ which received its premiere by the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra in 2004, a Horn Concerto ‘The Battle’ which received its premiere by the Hunterdon Symphony in 1997, a Clarinet Concerto ‘One Fine Summer Day In America’ premiered at the Concert of Remembrance in 2003, a Suite for Flute ‘Now Until Twilight’ featured on Keyes’ CD release, Now Until Twilight (2005), a Cello Concerto ‘Mighty Mississippi’ (2007) premiered by Cellist Sofia Nowik, a piano concerto ‘American Coastlines’ (2008) premiered by Pianist Darlene Popkey and a chamber work for piano and clarinet ‘Small Town’ (2009) premiered by clarinetist Soolean Choy. Tim lectures at music industry seminars and consults churches about their sound systems, organs, and music programs. He often serves as guest conductor for New Jersey choruses and orchestras, and is in demand as a vocalist throughout the state, currently singing regularly with the Metuchen Diocese Chamber Choir and Temple Emanuel in Westfield. Tim Keyes is considered the ‘Composer in Residence’ for the Metuchen Diocese. To become involved in St. Charles Music Ministry contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-466-0300 ex. 14.
Cathy describes her role as a guiding one for parents who are the primary catechists of their children. In addition to religious formation for families, she is responsible for sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation, and RCIA for children. The Ministry Mission: To lead others to develop a relationship with the Lord, our God. Favorite Quote: Success: "To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson. To learn of the many ways to become involved contact Cathy at: email@example.com 609-466-0300 ext.13
Born: Nov. 1968, Leominister, MassEducation: Roger Williams University, BA, College of St. Elizabeth, MA Theology.Past jobs: The fun ones - N.H. Fish Hatchery, CocaCola, Intern Newport R.I. Dept of Economic Development. Family members: Wife: Margie, Kids: Ben, Jared, and Sandy Pets: Leuca the Cat, James the GinnieFavorite memory as a child:Growing up in a Funeral Home with Dad and GrandpaFavorite music:JazzFavorite book:My Side of the MountainFavorite vacation: Niagara Falls, Canada
What is my role as a Pastoral Assistant and the “mission” of the ministries?Pope John Paul II is a great image for me within the Church. He always seemed to be interested in people and expressed his deep faith to them. I find this to be true here at St. Charles Borromeo as well. There are those within our faith community who want to express and deepen their faith through contact with others. I am here to help foster this desire and expand the spiritual imagination of the community.
What ministries do I oversee? Bible Study, Liturgical Ministers, Marriage Preparation, Married Couples Ministry, Welcome Ministry, RCIA, Being Catholic Formation, Men’s Ministry, You may view some of the ministries I oversee by visiting the Community Life page as well as the Liturgy ministry pages. If you would like to participate in any of these ministries please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or St. Charles office at 609.466.0300 x 29
Christopher has been the full time Youth Minister for the past 8 years and helps to provide some truly exceptional opportunities for our high school students. There are now 14 week-long service immersion opportunities during each summer, and a lot to get involved with during the academic year as well! Chris is always looking to grow the Youth Ministry program and ALL are welcome. Please contact him anytime to find out how you or you child can get involved in the youth group. Favorite Quote: "It is what it is." You may contact Chris via email at email@example.com or 609-466-0300 x 16
Trish Scalese Pastoral Assistant for Service and Justice Born: August 1970 in Dunmore, PA (near Scranton) Education: Bachelors in Music Education from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Masters of Arts in Theology from Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Family: Husband, Christopher Fusco. Grew up as only daughter with 5 brothers. Love being with my 6 nieces and 8 nephews…ranging in age from 18 months to 25 years old.
Past Jobs: Teacher of Music and Theology Pre-k through 12th grade. High School and College Campus Minister in PA, Baltimore, and most recently, St. John’s University in Queens, NY. Served as an organist in several parishes through the years. Favorite Hobbies: Anything outdoors…going to the beach, riding a bike, enjoying the sun. Love playing the piano and singing. Enjoy movies, Broadway musicals, and travel. Love spending time with my family. Favorite Book: The Secret Life of Bees. Favorite Movie: The Mission
Inspiration: As I work in the area of service and justice here at St. Charles, I am inspired by the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero. His willingness to learn about the plight of his people and to open his eyes to their needs is an amazing example of a Gospel centered life. He is often remembered because of his martyrdom, but the way he lived his life is extraordinary and a constant source of courage for me. Favorite Quote: The measure of a person’s contentment comes in the capacity to be truly joyful for another’s success and happiness.
Ministries here at St. Charles: Blood Drives, Feed Thy Neighbor, Habitat for Humanity, Legislative Advocacy, Advent Giving Tree, CROP Walk, Guatemala Solidarity Partnership. o become involved with service and justice ministries, please contact Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-466-0300 x23
What is my role at the parish? Administrative Assistant to the Monsignor How can I be contacted? email: email@example.com or 609-466-0300 x 10
Born: March in Trenton, N.J.Past jobs: Restaurants & Catering, Nissan & Dodge Dealership, Landscape & Nursery, wife & motherFamily members: 7 kids & lots of brothers and sisters, parents, and cousins. Favorite memory as a child: Too long ago to remember...Favorite music: Anything by Tim Keyes - but of course! Favorite book: The Giving Tree and The Five People You Meet in Heaven Favorite vacation: Cape May, N.J.
Born: Feb.10th, Niagara Falls, N.Y.Education: BA in Economics from the State University of BuffaloPast jobs: Seven years at American Express (Finance Dept.), consultant, “stay at home Mom,” substitute teacher, staff at St. Joseph’s Seminary. Family members: Husband, David, and 4 children (Scott, Michaela, Adam, and Ian)Favorite music: Classic rock, country, Broadway Show Tunes, anything by Paul McCartney.Favorite book: Memoirs of a Geisha, Reading Lolita in Tehran, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.Favorite vacation: I LOVE family vacations! Also, tubing down the Guadalupe River in Texas (a long, long time ago).
What is my role at the parish? To (hopefully) assist Cathy in Religious Formation. You may email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-466-0300 x 28
Born: 5/10/80 in Puerto RicoFamily: Wife and 2 kidsFavorite vacation: Disney WorldFavorite music: Reggaeton and Bachata What is my role at the parish? Whatever needs to be done.Born: 5/10/80 in Puerto Rico Family: Wife and 2 kids Favorite vacation: Disney World Favorite music: Reggaeton and Bachata What is my role at the parish? Whatever needs to be done.
Rosa has a long and loyal history here at St. Charles. She began her work here in 1989. Rosa came to the United States in 1984, and she has 6 children.
Eileen Beirne Parish Secretary
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and currently a resident of Kingston, N.J. Eileen is happy to serve in the role of Secretary for the staff & community of St. Charles Borromeo. She has two sons, Desmond & Colin, and enjoys her time with friends & family. Eileen’s hobbies include singing, writing poetry & short stories, kayaking & gardening. Her current favorite quote is this; “A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contently”. Benjamin Franklin. Eileen can be contacted by email: email@example.com or phone 609-466-0300 x 11.
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