The Church Musicians Guild held its 2018 Closing Mass with annual meeting and presentation of awards on May 17th at St. John Gualbert Church in Cheektowaga. Guild Chaplain Fr. John Mack was the principal Celebrant. Music for the liturgy was provided by the combined choirs of St. John XXIII Church, Blessed Trinity Church, and the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum.
The Cecelia Roy Kenny Award for outstanding service was presented to Bob Chambers in recognition of his 70 years of music ministry. James Bobak was named the winner of the Kawalec Memorial Organ Scholarship. The first ever CMG Youth Ministry Award was awarded to Chelsea Brodka of St. Benedict's Church in Eggertsville in recognition of her work in the parish.