Christopher Ferraro

#065: Pastoral Liturgy Interest Section Spotlight (with Chris Ferraro)

Chris Ferraro

Chris Ferraro

Today we are pleased to bring you the first in a series of episodes meant to highlight the various interest sections of NPM. There are eighteen of these groups, gathering together pastoral musicians around a common area of interest, such as chant, music education, campus ministry, technology, and more. 

I’m joined today by Chris Ferraro, chair of the pastoral liturgy interest section. Chris will share information about what the pastoral liturgy interest section does, who should join, and why the work of the interest section is so important. Chris will also share information about the Liturgical Music Institute, a summer formation program he directs in New York State. 

SHOW NOTES

To learn more about Chris by visiting his biography page on his parish's website. You can find out more about the Liturgical Music Institute by visiting the program website.

Many of the Liturgical Music Institute’s program faculty have appeared on the Ministry Monday podcast! You can listen to those episodes here:

The recordings of “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” (arr. Tony Alonso) and “Go to the World!” (text by Sylvia Dunstan, arr. James Chepponis) are produced by GIA Publications.

Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode. 

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#004: Liturgical Considerations in Clustered Parishes (with Fr. Paul Turner, featuring Bishop Ken Untener)

Fr. Paul Turner

Fr. Paul Turner

Since this weekend brought daylight savings time, our topic today is “looking forward.” While the new liturgical year is many months away, the new fiscal year is not. Across the country, dioceses have been studying and making preparations for new administrative and organizational realities, including clustered parishes. 

Our guest today, Fr. Paul Turner, shares liturgical considerations and opportunities that are present in clustered communities. We also hear the words of the late Bishop Ken Untener (1937-2004), written in honor of Archbishop Oscar Romero. 

Bishop Ken Untener (1937-2004)

Bishop Ken Untener (1937-2004)

 

SHOW NOTES

To join us this summer at the national convention in Baltimore, Maryland, visit the 2018 NPM convention website

You can learn more about Fr. Paul Turner, view his many workshop topics, and read his articles and blog posts at his website: www.paulturner.org

The prayer commonly referred to as the "Oscar Romero Prayer" was written by Bishop Ken Untener. You can find it on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

"From Ashes to the Living Font" is published by World Library Publications.

For further reading: Read "Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Clustered Parishes Are Our Future," written by Kristi Bevens, in Obsculta. You can find resources related to clustered parishes and planning from both the Archdiocese of Dubuque and the Archdiocese of Detroit

Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode. 

All content of this podcast is property of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. For information about the podcast and its use, please contact us.

#002: Exploring Liturgical Discipleship (with Christopher Ferraro, featuring Dr. Tim O'Malley)

Christopher Ferraro

Christopher Ferraro

In today’s episode we explore “liturgical discipleship;” how we as liturgists and pastoral musicians approach our work with an eye toward evangelization, catechesis, and formation. Host Matt Reichert is joined by Christopher Ferraro, speaking about the ways we are able to meet the particular needs of our communities within the universal liturgical life of the Church. We also hear from an earlier presentation by Dr. Tim O’Malley, sharing his thoughts about the critical contributions liturgists and pastoral musicians can make to the new evangelization. 

 

Dr. Tim O'Malley

Dr. Tim O'Malley

SHOW NOTES

To join us this summer at the national convention in Baltimore, Maryland, visit the 2018 NPM convention website

Order a copy of Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Christopher Ferraro's article "This Parish, This Ritual, This 'Pastoral' Setting" can be found in the January 2018 issue of Pastoral Notebook. The print version of Dr. Tim O'Malley's plenum address, Challenges to Unity," can be found in the November 2017 issue of Pastoral Notebook. These issues are available only to members NPMBecome a member today!

You can find out more about the Liturgical Music Institute, under the direction of our guest Christopher Ferraro, by visiting the institute website at www.liturgicalmusicinstitute.org

You can learn more about the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, under the direction of our guest Dr. Tim O'Malley, by visiting the Center's website at liturgy.nd.edu

"From Ashes to the Living Font" is published by World Library Publications.

Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode. 

All content of this podcast is property of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. For information about the podcast and its use, please contact us.