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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.

 

 


 

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