Musicam Sacram: Parts II – VII
Editor’s Note: We continue in this Bulletin a reprint of excerpts from Musicam Sacram, the Holy See’s 1967 Instruction on…
Fatima Children Named Church’s Newest—and Youngest—Saints
On May 13, the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize St. Francisco and St. Jacinta in Fatima, Portugal.
Liturgically Creative Writing: Popular Development of the Sequences in the Missale Romanum
The shape of the Roman Rite developed under the influence of many centuries and many hands from various lands. Naturally,…
CMAA Chant Intensive
June 26–30, 2017, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Offered by the Church Music Association of America (CMAA)
The Chant Intensive lives up to its name: though no previous experience with chant is required, beginners and intermediate chanters should be prepared for full immersion from the start. You will learn or review how to read and fully navigate all aspects of traditional Gregorian notation (square notes), as well as an introduction to chironomy (directing chant) with a masterful teacher.
Liturgy and Life
June 19-23, 2017: Encountering Jesus Christ in the Bible and the Liturgy, Notre Dame Conference Center
This program is designed for parish leaders of liturgy and catechesis, campus ministers, and diocesan staff involved in the work of evangelization. Anyone participating for the full three year cycle will be invited to attend an advanced track that will develop resources at the national level to assist other parishes and schools in the work of liturgical evangelization.
Forming the Sacramental Imagination: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
June 26-30, 2017: The Senses of the Scripture, Notre Dame Conference Center
This program is designed for CGS trained catechists, parish catechists using other methods beside CGS, high school theology teachers looking to incorporate contemplative practice in the classroom, and parents wanting assistance in the religious formation of their children.
Notre Dame Vision for Liturgical Music Ministers
July 17-21, 2017: Liturgical Music and the Word of God, Notre Dame Conference Center
All those involved in the work of music ministry at the parish, diocesan, or school level.
4-Day Summer Course – Teaching Chant to Children
This four-day intensive course will present pedagogical techniques for teaching Gregorian chant to children and is ideal for Catholic schoolteachers, directors and teachers of religious education, directors of children’s choirs, and parents.
2017 Sacred Liturgy Conference to highlight the Liturgy as the “Voice of the Bridegroom”
Registration is now open for the 5th annual Sacred Liturgy Conference scheduled for July 12-15, 2017 in Medford, OR.
Join Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample and Bishop Robert F. Vasa in Southern Oregon for a three-day immersion in the Church’s sacred liturgy and its living musical heritage. The theme of this 5th annual conference is “The Voice of the Bridegroom” and will focus on sacred liturgy, Church history and the role of Gregorian chant.
A Call to Action: Take Up Thy Cross in Proper Style!
The omnipresent replacement of proper texts with popular hymnody threatens to deprive Mass participants of a great richness.