The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Inc. (APMN) promotes the art of Religious Music in the service of the Catholic Church in Australia through education, support, networking and advocacy, with a special focus on supporting the use of Australian compositions. See the "About" page for more info.
Save the Date! Our third national conference is now on the calendar! Please save the dates and make preparations for what will be the best APMN National Conference yet!
Featuring David Haas, one of the pre-eminent contemporary composers of liturgical music.
Saturday 15 October 2016
More details on Invitation.
APMN comprises clergy and other pastoral leaders, musicians and singers, teachers and educators, parishes and dioceses, composers and publishers. To join, select the membership type and click Pay Now. Include a donation for the Scholarship Fund!
The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and the ACU Centre for Liturgy are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jason J. McFarland as Lecturer in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology and Assistant Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy.
Jason is a specialist in liturgical studies, sacramental theology and ritual studies, and earned his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America (Washington DC).
Jason also has an extensive background in liturgical music, holding undergraduate and postgraduate music degrees. Music is also the topic of his book: Announcing the Feast: The Entrance Song in the Mass of the Roman Rite (Liturgical/Pueblo, 2011).
For more details, see Media Release
The new Catholic Worship Book II was launched in Melbourne 8 April 2016 and is available from Morning Star Publishing.
This is an exciting resource for Australian Catholics with:
by Noel Debein
A new worship book has been published for Australia's five million Catholics: The Catholic Worship Book 2. And it has not been a straightforward matter.
Since Vatican II, 50 years ago, Catholics have been arguing over "throwing the baby out with the bath-water".
Is the Latin mass a baby, or is it "bath-water"? Is a 'church choir' the baby; or is it bath-water?
The so-called "Liturgy Wars" are still far from over.
Can you curate, create and successfully supply a book comprehensive enough so Catholics join in the new ideal of 'communal singing' at mass?
Chairman of the National Liturgical Music Board for the Australian Catholic Church Fr Peter Williams and Josie Ryan of the Australian Pastoral Musicians' Network discuss the new resource on the ABC on Sunday night 12 June 2016.
17 to 20 January 2017
Hunter Valley Motel Academy, Kurri Kurri, NSW
For those of us who live and move and have our being under the Southern Cross, at once our worship is distinctive. Speakers representing a range of cultural backgrounds will explore the intersection of liturgy and culture in Australia and the Pacific. See flyer for details.
Join liturgical scholars, students and practitioners as we explore together the inculturation of Christian worship in the Australian and Pacific context. Participants come from many traditions, including, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, Baptist and Salvation Army.
Hunter Valley Hotel Academy
Heddon Street & Mcleod Road
Kurri Kurri NSW 2327
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Australian Academy of Liturgy National Conference 2017
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