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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

 

Download the flyer

 


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. 

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.


 

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