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Featuring David Haas, one of the pre-eminent contemporary composers of liturgical music, and Professor Clare Johnson, Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board. The conference was a great experience for the 330+ people who attended.
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).
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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.
Applications closed on 30 June 2017 with a wonderful response. Scholarship winners have now been selected and are being notified by 31 August. They will be presented at the conference in Perth in October.
Following the success of our inaugural Scholarships Program in 2015, the APMN Scholarships 2017 Program has proved more popular this year. Details are available here.
ACU Centre for Liturgy Appoints an Assistant Director
Catholic Worship Book II Now Available
ABC Interview: New National Catholic Worship Resource
Announcement - APMN Scholarships 2017
Our second national conference was a great success! Conference notes are available to conference attendees on our secure login area. Please use your booking email address and the password sent to you, or contact APMN Web Services.
The 2017 conference website is closed! The Sing With Joy site, together with the 2015 Songs for the Journey site and the 2014 Lift Up Your Hearts site, remain accessible from our website as an historic record of the event.
No further updates will be made to the site.
The members area will be updated between now and the the end of 2017 with conference reports, photos and presenters material.
The conference website provides an historical record of the event details - program timetable, keynotes, plenaries, workshops, venue, accommodation options, sponsors, exhibits, and FAQ.
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