Diana Macalintal

#063: Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Ministers (with Patti Such)

Patti Such

Patti Such

I once heard someone describe working with volunteer ministers in parishes as “concentric circles of challenge.” The first challenge is to find a way to engage potential volunteers. But, once you’ve found a way to break through, you’re met with the challenge of training them. Once you’ve found a way to navigate the difficulties of formation, you’re met with the challenge of scheduling them, and then of retaining them, and so forth. 

Today, we’re journeying head-on into these concentric circles to explore what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to engaging, recruiting, and retaining parish volunteer ministers. To help us out, we’ll speak with Patti Such, who will offer a host of information to help frame our views and approaches toward volunteer recruitment and management. We’ll also hear from a recent blog post written by Diana Macalintal in this week’s “Ministry Moment.”

 

SHOW NOTES

To learn more about Patti, Rotunda Software, and the Ministry Scheduler Pro program, visit www.ministryschedulerpro.com. You can try the program for free for 30 days!

You can read Diana Macalintal’s blog post, “Why You Should Rethink the Choir’s Summer Break” on the Liturgy.Life website.

The recordings of “A New Commandment” (The Collegeville Composers Group) is published by Liturgical Press. “Discipleship Medley” (arr. Paul Tate) is published by GIA Publications. “Ubi Caritas” (Laurence Rosania) is published by OCP.

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

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#047: Looking Ahead to Triduum (with Diana Macalintal) - REPLAY

Diana Macalintal

Diana Macalintal

Last week, our second installment of our “New Year Resolution” series explored liturgy planning with our guest, Christian Cosas. We are continuing that thread today, but we’re moving to a deeper and more specific application.  

Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans

While we’ve only been officially out of the Christmas for a matter of hours, it’s time to think about Lent and Easter. To assist with our resolution of planning ahead, and planning strategically, we’re bringing you a rebroadcast of our episode with Diana Macalintal. Originally published in April of 2018, our conversation explored ways to effectively evaluate and plan for the marathon days of Triduum. It was one of our most popular conversations of last year. So, sit back and enjoy this rebroadcast. We’ll be back with a new episode next week. 

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Doing real, objective evaluation of our liturgies, especially major celebrations like those during Triduum, is so important, yet can be difficult to get right. Often, we are tempted to do the evaluating in real time, while the liturgies are happening, but that prevents us from entering into the prayer and mystery of the celebration. Other times we are tempted to wait, and we do, but we wait too long and so forget what went well, what went wrong, or ideas about what might be done differently. Today our evaluation gets a boost from two important sources: Diana Macalintal provides a list of ten triduum pro-tips. Rachel Held Evans asks the question, “So how was your Easter…really?” 

 

SHOW NOTES

Download Diana's evaluation resources from today's episode by visiting her website.

You can find out more about Diana Macalintal and her work at www.TeamRCIA.com and at liturgy.life. You can find information about her publications by visiting the Liturgical Press. You can also find out more about her music compositions by visiting World Library Publications

You can read the full text of Rachel Held Evans' blog post, "So How Was Your Easter...Really?" on her website. The original post was dated April 9, 2012.

The recordings of “Gather Your People” and "Resucito" were produced by OCP. The recording of "Alleluia, Sing to Jesus," was produced by GIA Publications. 

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

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#009: Representing the Feminine Voice (with Sarah Hart and Kate Williams, featuring Dolly Sokol)

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart

One of the major pastoral opportunities facing those of us in ministry is in the area of representation. With increasingly diverse membership, even in rural and outlying communities, there isn’t a parish in existence that shouldn’t be evaluating their practice carefully. As our cultural paradigm shifts from “believing leads to belonging” to “belonging leads to believing,” our success in gathering, leading, and ministering to a community starts with whether the members of that community feel they belong in the first place. 

Kate Williams

Kate Williams

In our last episode, Diana Macalintal challenged us to consider the issue of representation when we process and evaluate our liturgical celebrations. In particular, Diana challenged us to ask how much of our liturgical music repertoire was composed by women. In this episode, we explore that challenge more deeply through conversation with two important voices: Sarah Hart and Kate Williams. In doing so, we consider the progress that women composers have made in liturgical circles, the barriers that remain, and we ask, “what, exactly, is the feminine compositional voice”? 

 

SHOW NOTES

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

You can find out more about Sarah Hart, her compositions, and her other work by visiting her composer page at www.ocp.org and her personal website at www.sarahhart.com. Her article, "Finding the Feminine Voice: A Woman Composer in the Church," was published in the March 2018 issue of Pastoral Music

You can read Dolly Sokol's article, "Liturgical Principles for a New Consciousness," in the NPM digital publications archive. It is found in the October-November 1987 issue of Pastoral Music.

For more information about composing and publishing liturgical music, consult the links below, arranged alphabetically (NOTE: This is an incomplete list of resources. Please contact us if you would like additional links listed).

GIA Publications | Hope Publishing | ILP Music | Liturgical Press | MorningStar Music | OCP | World Library Publications

The recording of "Resucito" was produced by OCP.  The piano recording of "Beach Spring" was performed by Fr. Robert Koopmann, OSB, on the album Sacred Improvisations

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.

#008: Only 374 Preparation Days to Triduum (with Diana Macalintal, featuring Rachel Held Evans)

Diana Macalintal

Diana Macalintal

Doing real, objective evaluation of our liturgies, especially major celebrations like those during Triduum, is so important, yet can be difficult to get right. Often, we are tempted to do the evaluating in real time, while the liturgies are happening, but that prevents us from entering into the prayer and mystery of the celebration. Other times we are tempted to wait, and we do, but we wait too long and so forget what went well, what went wrong, or ideas about what might be done differently. Today our evaluation gets a boost from two important sources: Diana Macalintal provides a list of ten triduum pro-tips. Rachel Held Evans asks the question, “So how was your Easter…really?” 

 

SHOW NOTES

Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans

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

Download Diana's evaluation resources from today's episode by visiting her website.

You can find out more about Diana Macalintal and her work at www.TeamRCIA.com and at liturgy.life. You can find information about her publications by visiting the Liturgical Press. You can also find out more about her music compositions by visiting World Library Publications

You can read the full text of Rachel Held Evans' blog post, "So How Was Your Easter...Really?" on her website. The original post was dated April 9, 2012.

The recording of "Resucito" was produced by OCP. The recording of "Alleluia, Sing to Jesus," arranged and performed by Paul Tate, was produced by GIA 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.