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#066: Creating Space for Worship (ft. Sr. Mary Jo Quinn, SCL)

Sr. Mary Jo Quinn, SCL

Sr. Mary Jo Quinn, SCL

It’s summer, but what does that really mean for pastoral musicians? A change of pace, sure, but that doesn’t always mean slowing down. It means busier schedules, covering more liturgies with fewer musicians, weddings, and so forth. For many of us, there is also the added dimension of an increasingly transient congregation – the regulars go on vacation, and the increase in visitors is palpable. 

So, today, we’re going back to the beginning – the gathering rite. Why? Because it’s good to reexamine our practice from time to time, and because the summer is a great time to be even more intentional than usual about how we gather as a worshiping community. To help us out, we’ll hear from an article written by Sr. Mary Jo Quinn, SCL. We’ll also hear a selection from composer Judy Hunnicutt in this week’s “Ministry Moment.”

SHOW NOTES

To learn more about Sr. Mary Jo Quinn, by visiting her bio page on the OCP website. You can read her article, “Preparation at the Liturgy: Creating Space for Worship” in the 2006 April-May issue of Pastoral Music magazine.

The recordings of “Send Us Your Spirit” (David Haas) and “Come, Spirit, Come” (Judy Hunnicutt) are produced by GIA Publications. “Veni Sancte Spiritus” (Christopher Walker) and “Ven Espiritu Santo” (Jaime Cortez) are produced by OCP.

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#060: A Holy Week Companion

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It’s Monday of Holy Week, and we’ve got a long road ahead of us. We all need a little more time for preparation – if not a few minutes more to rehearse, set the environment, prepare worship aids or scripts, then to prepare ourselves for the holiest days of the year. 

So, for today, I’m sharing with you an episode of the Open Your Hymnal podcast. Open Your Hymnal is an independent podcast project hosted by Zack Stachowski and by me. This episode is a special celebration of Lenten music. You’ll hear a range of great seasonal music from a variety of composers arranged around the final three Gospel readings for Lent, the “Scrutiny Gospels.” These readings are shared with us by composers Meredith Augustin, Ian Callanan, and Luke Rosen. We hope that this presentation serves as both a companion and a source of nourishment.  

Episode links

For more information on the “Open Your Hymnal” podcast, visit www.openyourhymnal.com.

You can purchase the song recordings you heard in this episode: “Parce Domine/Ubi Caritas” (arr. Jeremy Young), piano instrumental of “Lenten Suite” (Paul Tate), “Turn My Heart” (Marty Haugen), “Restless is the Heart” (Bernadette Farrell), “Lead Me, Lord” (Samuel Wesley), “Hosea” (Gregory Norbet), "piano instrumental of “Attende Domine” (Jerry Galipeau), “He Healed the Darkness of My Mind” (David Haas), “Open My Eyes” (Benedetto Marcello, arr. Dale Grotenhuis), “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” (Kathleen Thomerson), “Brille Tu Luz” (Stella Garcia Lopez, Rudy Lopez), quodlibet on “Were You There/Amazing Grace” (arr. Marcy Weckler Barr), piano instrumental on “Precious Lord” (Fr. Robert Koopmann, OSB), “With the Lord There is Mercy” (Val Parker), “When Jesus Wept” (William Billings), “We Shall Rise Again” (Jeremy Young), “Give Me Jesus” (arr. Meredith Augustin), and “Attende Domine” (arr. Trevor Thompson).

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