Magazine article Pastoral Music

Association News

Magazine article Pastoral Music

Association News

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CONVENTION 2016

Full Report to Come

We came to Houston just about two months ago-1,900 of us, gathering for the Thirty-Ninth Annual Convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians in the fortieth year of our history in a wondrously multicultural context. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the city of Galveston itself welcomed us warmly. Many convention participants commented on the helpful volunteers and hotel staff, who often went out of their way to assist us.

Look for a full report on the Convention Week in the November issue of Pastoral Music. You'll find details about who came to the convention and what we thought of the whole week and its various components. You'll find printed versions of the plenum presentations (downloadable mp3 recordings are also avaialable-see page five in this issue). And you'11 find lots of images recorded during our gathering.

It was a wonderful week. If you were there, the November issue will remind you of the week's highlights. If you weren't there, it will give you a taste of that convention . . . and, maybe, encourage you to join us for next year's convention!

BILINGUAL INSTITUTE

Albuquerque, October 13-15

You asked for an NPM institute that had a retreat flavor while still offering practical and useful formation. Here it is! The bilingual (Spanish-English) Institute "Refresh Skills and Spirit/ Renovación de las competencias y espíritu" is set for Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 13-15. The NPM Institute Bilingüe-Express brings together the best of NPM's Guitar Express, Cantor/Psalmist Express, and Pastoral Liturgy Express programs plus the service of an experienced retreat director who will give your spiritual life a boost through communal daily prayer and personal guidance. The sessions will be presented in both English and Spanish. More details and a registration form on pages 9-10.

MEETINGS AND REPORTS

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