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2019 APMN Conference

Paul Mason - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 

The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network is pleased to announce its 4th National Conference, 1-3 October, 2019 at the ACU in Melbourne.

 

Celebrating liturgical, catechetical and religious music for parishes, schools and beyond. For all musicians, cantors, conductors, composers, choristers, teachers, catechists, campus ministers, clergy, liturgy teams ... and all who love sung prayer.

 

The conference features 3 keynote presentations, 2 plenary workshops, over 40 breakout workshops, exhibitions, showcases, conference Mass and conference dinner.

 

Note the dates in your diary! Registrations open 1 March, 2019.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Paul Mason
Secretary

 

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Lay Pastoral Ministry 2018

Paul Mason - Sunday, October 07, 2018

 


 

 

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference recently launched important document Lay Pastoral Ministry 2018 – Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace at the Proclaim Conference in Brisbane.

 

The document is a foundational resource for those of us involved in Lay Pastoral Ministry and formation here in Australia, and this includes Pastoral Music Ministry. For those who are familiar with Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord from the USCCB, this can be viewed and understood as an Australian equivalent to that helpful and comprehensive document.

 

Some sections of the document are of particular interest to pastoral musicians:'

 

P 27 Christian Vocation of Discipleship

P 28 Vocation to Ministry

P 30 Lay Pastoral Ministry

P 34 Discernment and Formation

P 35 Authorisation: Certification and Appointment

 

As we listen to to what the Spirit is saying, it is important to reflect on the opportunities this document opens up.

 

You are welcome to comment below in the comments section of this blog.

 

 

2018 Annual General Meeting

Paul Mason - Monday, October 01, 2018

The annual general meeting for the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) will be held on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 4:00 pm AEDT (NSW, Vic, Tas) , i.e. 3.00 pm QLD, 3.30 pm SA, 1.00 pm WA via teleconference.

 

See the Members Only Area on this website for details of the Notice, Agenda, Teleconference Arrangements, Previous Minutes and Treasurer's Report; or contact the APMN secretary.
 

2019 Scholarships Announced

Paul Mason - Monday, September 17, 2018

The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network proudly announce the opening of the 2019 Scholarships program from 1 February 2019. 

 

Scholarships are on offer for young pastoral musicians between the ages of 16 and 35 to help them develop their skills and knowledge.

Scholarship applications must be received by 31 May 2019.

 

Full details are now available at scholarships-2019.

Plenary Council 2020 - Power of the Spirit

Paul Mason - Tuesday, August 21, 2018


 

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING

 

All around Australia people are engaging in the Listening Process in preparation for Plenary Council 2020. There are some simple but important things you can do right now.

 

Visit the website www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au which provides great resources that will enable individuals and groups to learn more, pray for guidance, commence dialogue and subscribe for regular updates.

 

The Diocese of Wollongong have prepared a song for the plenary and made it available for free download at powerofthespirit.dow.org.au. Performed by Michaela Rose, Seth Harsh and Fiesta Mataele (members of the Catholic Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Wollongong), with John Lappan on violin, and composed by Paul Mason, the song can be used in Listening Sessions in parishes, schools and other faith communities. It also may be used in Masses for Entrance, Song of Praise and Sending Forth.

 

Revised Copyright Guidelines Available

Paul Mason - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network has been given permission by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to publish their recently updated Version 2 copyright guidance documents. The revised documents take account of the new landscape of copyright license providers in Australia (OneLicense, CCLI and APRA/AMCOS) and the broader range of licenses now available from these providers.

 

The guidelines can be downloaded from our Documents page. 

Australian Liturgy Conference 2019

Paul Mason - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The next Australian Academy of Liturgy (AAL) conference will be held in Fremantle 15-18 January 2019. The theme of the conference is “The Art of Liturgy”. More details will be released through the AAL webpage.

Details

15-18 January 2019
University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle campus

 


https://www.fremantlewesternaustralia.com.au/fremantle-west-end.htm

Click here to register your interest in the 2019 Conference

RCIA National Conference 2018

Paul Mason - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

 


 

It is now only eight weeks until the RCIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018 ‘IGNITE THE SPARK’ EVANGELISATION AND THE RCIA.

 

The conference is being held in Melbourne 11-13 October 2018, at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne.

 

The Christian Initiation Australia Network (CIAN) is hosting the national conference on RCIA. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you and your parish to to enliven, reignite and add a spark to evangelisation and the RCIA in your parish community and diocese. For full workshop descriptions and registration details please visit TryBooking.

 

Praise and Worship Music in Liturgy

Paul Mason - Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Liturgist Bruce Morrill recently posted an article in PrayTellBlog about a Mass he recently attended in Slovenia where they incorporate Australian Hillsong music as part of the hymnody within Mass and then continue singing praise and worship songs after the Mass has concluded.

 

Does anything like that happen anywhere in Australia?

 

Your comments most welcome.

Happy New Year!

Angela Gorman - Monday, January 29, 2018

Welcome to 2018!

 

In just a few short weeks we will be celebrating Ash Wednesday!  It's hard to believe that our 2017 Conference was over 3 months ago!

We hope that those who attended have been able to apply some new insights gained, learnt a new song or simply applied a renewed enthusiasm to your ministry.

 

We are already working on our 2019 Conference so stay tuned for new announcements via this website.

 

May I take this opportunity to wish all our members and visitors a blessed Lenten journey 2018.

 

Keep singing!

 


 

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