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Liturgical Ministry Day - January 26, 2019

Jan 2, 2019

The 2019 Liturgical Ministry Day – We Belong will be Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Lumen Christi parish in Mequon. This one-day liturgical ministry day is for all liturgical and pastoral music ministers. Join us for a day of inspiring keynote speakers, enlightening breakout sessions covering a variety of subjects, prayer and camaraderie. The cost is only $25 per person.

The keynote speakers are Sarah Hart and Trevor Thomson. Sarah Hart, one of the leading figures in contemporary music, is a songwriter who is often on the road with concerts and events. Many of her songs are part of the common worship experience of U.S. Catholics. Trevor Thomson is a nationally regarded contemporary musician and composer who has his own recording studio and takes a special interest in developing up and coming contemporary Christian songwriters. Breaking Bread includes several of his most popular songs.

The theme is We Belong and how to create a welcoming environment. The day starts and ends with prayer. Registration and a continental breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. Besides the keynote speakers there is a full group conversation with Dr. Steven Janco about becoming a welcoming parish. Dr. Janco is the director of the Program for Music and Liturgy at Alverno College. He is the composer of three widely sung Mass settings, author of numerous journal articles, and part-time director of liturgy and music at St. Eulalia parish in Maywood Illinois.

Participants then choose which breakout sessions they would like to attend in the morning and afternoon. Breakout topics include spirituality of the mass; the art of the lector; vocal technique; intercultural worship; bilingual worship; Gregorian chant and the modern liturgy; gospel music; using technology; art, architecture and design; and self-care for ministers. Breakout speakers include Rev. Steven Avella, Christopher Berry, Sheila Bost, Kim Mandelkow, Sam McClain, Maria Notch, Erico Ortiz, Moira Shaughnessy, Barbara Tracey, and Joseph Wittman. The day ends with prayer at 3:15 p.m. Check out the Office of Worship web page by clicking here for more information, click here for the Day’s Schedule, and the Registration page (both include brief descriptions of the breakout sessions).

Kim Mandelkow, Director for the Office for Worship at the Archdiocese, said “We want this to be a day of information and inspiration. Inspiration is as much needed as knowledge to help us all energize our parishes.”

The day is a collaboration between the Office for Worship and the Archdiocesan Liturgical Musicians’ Association (ALMA). For questions or more information, contact the Archdiocesan Office for Worship at 414-769-3349.

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