February 18, 2011

Office of Worship to sponsor Missal workshops for music, liturgy leaders

Criterion staff report

The archdiocesan Office of Worship is sponsoring a series of one-day workshops that will serve as an introduction to the revised Roman Missal for pastoral musicians and parish liturgical leaders.

The revised Roman Missal, which includes a new English translation of the Mass, will be implemented on Nov. 26-27, the first Sunday of Advent later this year.

Charles Gardner, the executive director of the archdiocesan Secretariat for Spiritual Life and Worship; Father Patrick Beidelman, the archdiocesan director of liturgy; Father Eric Augenstein, the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany; and members of the archdiocesan Liturgical Music Commission will give presentations at the workshops.

They are intended for parish liturgical and pastoral music leaders, liturgy directors or coordinators, members of parish liturgy committees or parish spiritual life commissions, and any interested parish staff members.

The workshops are free of charge. There is a $10 charge for an optional lunch.

The workshops begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Topics include the background and reasons for the revised translation of the Mass; pastoral challenges and opportunities in implementing the changes; recommendations from pastoral music publishers for new and revised Mass settings; and developing an implementation plan and timeline for parishes.

The workshops will take place on the following dates and at the following locations:

To register or for more information on these workshops, send an e-mail to Christina Tuley at ctuley@archindy.org or call her at 800-382-9836, ext. 1483, or 317-236-1483. †

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