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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


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Avoid Disappointment - Register now!

Convenor APMN - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Registrations are flowing in fast now and popular workshop spaces are filling up quickly!

If you wish to attend your first choice in workshops, then register today to avoid disappointment.


The WA committee have been working hard in their preparations for this awesome Conference.  Brochures have been emailed and posted across the Nation.  It is wonderful to note that among our registrants we have Priests, Teachers, Musicians, Singers, Liturgy Coordinators, Diocesan Office Workers,Liturgists and everything in between!  What an extraordinary gathering it will be!


As of today there are only 133 days to go until the Conference begins!  Get those registrations in!

Brochures, Brochures and more Brochures!

Convenor APMN - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Brochures Coming Your Way


We have been very busy this week preparing and distributing Brochures and Posters.  One should find its way to your parish across Australia within the next month or so.  If you don't see it - please do ask your parish priest or contact me directly


Before I go on...TEACHERS TAKE NOTE... You will receive 6 hours of accreditation, knowledge component, when you attend our Conference.  This is an added bonus in participating in what will be a spectacular event for the WA Catholic Church...and beyond!



With the kind permission of Bishop Justin Bianchini, I will be visiting Geraldton, WA to attend the Geraldton Diocesan Clergy Conference Day on Tuesday 4th April.  I will have the opportunity to speak to the gathering about our Conference, and to explain why it will be so very beneficial for all who attend.  What a great honour!  I will also be handing out our brochures for distribution in the diocese of Geraldton.


Similarly, with the kind permission of Bishop Christopher Saunders, we have sent off today a big bundle of brochures for distribution at the Broome Diocesan Clergy Conference next week.  I also hope to do a little video that will be played at the Conference - outlining the Conference details!  Stay tuned for this video to appear in this blog section!


Next it will be Bunbury Diocese who receive a visit, with the kind permission of Bishop Gerry Holohan.  This will happen at their Diocesan Priests Retreat at the end of June.  What a joy to re-visit my home Diocese to share my excitement about our Conference!  This will be a lot of fun!


Finally, the Perth Archdiocese, with the kind permission of Bishop Don Sproxton will be seeing a lot of me!  Being the host city, I will be visiting as many parishes as I can, personally, to promote just how awesome this Conference is going to be.  If you would like me to visit your parish, youth group, music group, parish committee/team or school to promote and explain the Conference program, please contact me directly at the above email address.  I also hope to speak at the Perth Priests Retreat Day later in the year.


So, it's going to be a busy few weeks ahead - how exciting!!


Watch this space for more updates as they happen!


Until then, stay joyful and give thanks!







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