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    I have a gift for you today. This month, the publishers of Ministry and Liturgy Magazine have offered the June/July issue of M&L for FREE!  The issue is dedicated to music ministry and contains excellent features and columns on pastoral music in a plethora of contexts. Scroll down and you'll find all the links. 

    Rather than blog today, I invite you to download and read this FREE issue. I authored an article in the Features section as well as my usual double sided column for the Liturgy Matters department. Joanne Mercier writes an excellent column on music and technology. Fr. Virgil Funk and Alan Hommerding and other writers offer some really insightful features that may assist you in your own ministry. The issue is jammed packed with fine material. If you don't subscribe to the magazine, this FREE issue may prompt you to do so. 

    On a personal note, my daughter Martha will offer a voice recital of elegant repertoire this evening at 6:30 pm at the Music Mansion in Providence, RI. The Gannons are gathering with family and friends to enjoy Martha's marvelous vocal gift, celebrate her hard work and support a budding young artist. Please feel free to join us! 

    "How shall I make a return to the Lord, for all the good God has done for me? I will take up the cup of salvation and praise the name of the Lord." 

    Feast day blessings to you all, the body of Christ. 



    Online Update: June/July 2012



    From the Publisher of ML

     The June/July 2012 issue of Ministry & Liturgy is dedicated to music ministry, with feature articles and departments that observe journeys of faith and justice with and for musicians. This entire issue is available FREE online and in pdf format. Enjoy every article in the issue by clicking on the links in the table of contents below. Please forward this email to any friends or colleagues who might benefit from it. Our hope is that you will find it to be helpful, supportive, and encouraging in many ways. Most of all, we hope you subscribe to ML and receive its support all year long. Subscribe to ML if you haven’t already! Or, to purchase and download a digital copy of this issue, click here. To order a copy of the printed edition (Vol 39 No 5), click here. Below you will find the complete table of contents for the June/July 2012 issue. Enjoy! All the articles and departments are also accessible in the ML Online Archive. The table of contents can also be found at ML’s home page:


    Happy campers = Active participation: Choir camp for children
    Summer camp develops participation through song

    James Savage

    Lady Justice speaks to musicians — and clergy
    Pursuit of justice for pastoral musicians

    Virgil C. Funk

    Translation and transition: Evaluating their effect on pastoral music
    Can transition become tradition?

    Alan J. Hommerding

    Sing justice, live justly
    Justice: practice what you sing!

    Denise Morency Gannon

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    Inside ML  The call to truth and justice: How can I keep from singing? / Ada Simpson 

    Worship Times  Reflections on What's happening around the church / Todd Flowerday 

    Bulletin Inserts / Paul Turner
    Mass with One Minister 
    Stained Glass

    Liturgy Matters  / Denise Morency Gannon
    In Mind and Heart: Three principles for achieving collaborative pastoral ministry

    God Song: Glory to God: Three judgments, one hymn of praise

    Ritual Formation Entrance chant: Getting things started / David E. Fedor

    Moving Rite Along Every time I feel the Spirit … / Donna M. Cole

    Sacred Space Tactile treasures / Mary Patricia Storms

    Lectionary Spirituality 22nd to 30th Sundays in Ordinary Time / Bruce Janiga

    Bridge Work Hearts and hope / Ron Raab

    A Willing Spirit As I have done for you /Mary Amore

    Ministry & Technology Music and technology: In service of our God /Joanne Mercier

    Go Make Disciples of All Music and children's faith formation / Cecelia P. Regan


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