Pastoral Music

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, October/November

Celebrating Marriage: Preparing the Roman Catholic Wedding Liturgy
Books Celebrating Marriage: Preparing the Roman Catholic Wedding Liturgy A Workbook for Engaged Couples, third edition. Edited by Paul Covino with Lawrence Madden, sj, Elaine Rendler-McQueeney, and John Buscemi. Pastoral Press, 2006. ISBN 978-1-56929-075-0....
Convention
Indy!For the week of July 9-13, Indianapolis was the site for the largest gathering devoted specifically to liturgy under Roman Catholic sponsorship in the United States this year. More than 3,300 people filled the Indianapolis Convention Center, surrounding...
Dialogue in Search of Communion: Working Together in Pastoral Ministry
We believe, that the challenge of working together in pastoral ministry is of vital significance as we stand on the threshold of a crucially important time in the unfolding history of the liturgical reform in the Roman Catholic Church. Most importantly,...
From the President
That All May Be OneDuring the second week of July more than 3,300 NPM members and friends gathered in Indianapolis to celebrate our unity in the one Spirit and to make our own the prayer of Jesus: "That all may be one" (John 17:21).Pastoral musicians...
Hotline
Hotline is a service provided by the Membership Department at the National Office. Listings include members seeking employment, churches seeking staff, and occasionally church music supplies or products for sale. We encourage institutions offering salaried...
Meetings and Reports
Music Ministry Alive! 2007Now in its ninth year, "Music Ministry Alive!"-an annual summer liturgical music institute for high school and college age youth-took place July 31-August 5 at The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. The theme for...
Members Update
NPM Council MeetingThe forty-member NPM Council met in Indianapolis for a full day immediately following the National Convention. The Council elected three new members to the NPM Board of Directors. Father Ricky Manalo, CSP, Dr. Jennifer Pascual, and...
Music Educators Make the Connection
For many music educators, the NPM Convention in Indianapolis began a day early with extended sessions provided by Dr. Edwin Gordon and Mr. Jaime Cortez. Dr. Gordon shared, briefly, his research and success in teaching basic theory and the language of...
One Church, Many Cultures: It's More Than the Songs
Consider four meals. Begin with the image of a Filipina woman cooking my favorite Filipino dish: kare kare. This is a stew that is made of oxtail, eggplant, bok choy, roasted peanuts (or even peanut butter!), and tripe. In addition, a salted shrimp paste...
One Church, Many Generations: Handing on the Songs
Every year, on Mother's Day, the Notre Dame Folk Choir presents a very important concert off-campus. We bring our repertoire, our instruments, our music, and ourselves to a venue about an hour away. We set up in the auditorium and prepare to offer our...
Professional Concerns
Copyright, Part TwoThe first part of this article looked at the recurring particular copyright issues that a pastoral musician might encounter. This second article addresses two important subjects: available resources for answering common music copyright...
Readers' Response
Recovering Psalmody and HymnsI am writing in response to the article "We Need Contemporary, Humanly Attractive Songs for the Liturgy," written by Sister Delores Dufner, OSB, in the August-September 2007 issue of Pastoral Music.In particular I am responding...
That All May Be One
The major benefit I received from the NPM Convention is . . . good new music to take home and try . . . the experience of wonderful music in many styles . . . new music for high school chorus . . . fresh ideas . . . thought-provoking reflections . ....
The Art of God: The Making of Christians and the Meaning of Worship
The Art of God: The Making of Christians and the Meaning of Worship Christopher Irvine. Liturgy Training Publications, 2006. ISBN 13: 978-1-56854-250-8; W: 1-56854-250-X. 192 pages, paperback. $14.95.A particular challenge to Christians throughout our...
The Pastoral Musician: Hermeneut, Catechist, Mystagogue
A contemporary Christian re-telling of an incident recorded in the Synoptic Gospels tells us that an unnamed theologian infiltrated the band of the disciples surrounding Jesus of Nazareth as the group traveled to Caesarea Philippi. There, at a site hallowed...
The People's Work: A Social History of the Liturgy
The People's Work: A Social History of the Liturgy Frank C. Senn. Augsburg Fortress, 2006. ISBN 0-8006-3827-1 (9780800638276). 416 pages, hardcover. $35.00.A rich, readable, and rewarding treasury of the social history of liturgy awaits the reader in...
The Promise of Something Better
Without too much strain, we can almost hear the faint whine in Peter's voice as he put his question to Jesus: "We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?" (Matthew 19:27). As is often the case, Peter says out loud what we...
The Unifying Power of Music
Benjamin and Rosamund Zander discovered a creative, fresh, and innovative approach to calling forth music from Benjamin's students. They designed a method of grading that transcends competition, comparison, or academic standards of measurement. Inspired...
Where Are They Now?
NPM Scholarship Recipient 2001, 2002My name is Greg Homza, and I serve as the director of music for The Church of Saint John the Beloved in Summerville, South Carolina. The NPM scholarships that I received in 2001 and 2002 represented much more than...