27th May 2017 - Now Thank We All Our God. A day to equip and inspire singers and instrumentalists
-Increasing our musical repertoire
-Developing our skills
Led by Martin Foster, Director of the Liturgy Office for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
10.30am for 11.00am - 4.00pm at Christ the King Church, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0SP
£5 per person, or £50 per parish
Please bring your own lunch; tea and coffee provided.
Instrumentalists: please bring a music-stand and come prepared to sight-read and transpose if necessary
Please register in advance to secure a place; payment in advance or on arrival providing places are booked in advance by phone or e mail. Cheques should be made payable to RE Service. Please return your booking form to:Jackie McCarthy, NORES, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD - email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01582 723312 (ext 6) .. Poster here.
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Regular events are advertised via the parishes in the Diocese and in the monthly newsletter NORES NEWS, as well as through this website. Events marked * are organised by members of the Diocesan Liturgy Commission.
VIDEO: “On Eagle’s Wings: Minnesota’s Sacred Music” (June 2015)
This one-hour documentary from Minnesota Public Television station KSMQ features music by Michael Joncas, David Haas, Marty Haugen, Delores Dufner, OSB and others. They explore the dramatic shift in sacred musicwritten since the Second Vatican Council, as composers attempted to reach out to engage congregations. It is now available on YouTube here
Michael Joncas, (composer of the song On Eagle’s wings), has much to explain and teach about the Sacred Music from Minnesota. It is well worth setting aside an hour with members of your parish music ministry, to be inspired by the composers of many familiar songs.
The Society of St Gregory and how it could help the music and liturgy in your parish
(June 2014) - A FREE COPY of the latest edition of "MUSIC AND LITURGY" has been sent by the SSG to every parish in Northampton Diocese. It contains a useful Liturgy Planner with commentaries on the readings and suggestions for music and the Prayer of the Faithful for principal celebrations of the Liturgical Year. Parishes are encouraged to take out a GROUP MEMBERSHIP, and receive a number of copies of the journal, three times a year. This is excellent value and benefits musicians, readers and all who plan the liturgy. There is a bit more detail about them on the Groups and Societies page, and you can download more info here. On the Past Events page is a report on their 2014 Summer School.
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Musical settings - A statement from the Bishop's Conference released on 17th March 2014.
“It is now three years since the permission to begin celebrating with musical settings of the Roman Missal, 3rd edition was given. The Bishops’ Conference has decided that from Pentecost Sunday, 8 June 2014 only settings of the Ordinary of the Mass using the new translation are permitted to be sung at Mass. Settings using the previous translation or paraphrased texts may no longer be used in our parishes, schools and communities."
The full text of the statement is here.
The document "Singing the Mass: resources for Parishes and Schools" is available from the "Roman Missal" website here.