The NPM (National Association of Pastoral Musicians) conventioneers have returned home and DO they have stories to tell and information to share. Joining Linda and Nancy in recounting their hot week in Houston with Steve R and Joanne is newcomer to the podcast JR Pimental (Holy Family Church, Taunton, MA). Did they have a good time? How much music did they bring home? You'll just have to listen/watch to find out! Grab a comfy chair, a cold one and enjoy!

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If you want to know more about NPM and maybe even join our ranks then click this link and take a look around the website. You might like what you see!

We're thinking of using PATREON to help us subsidize the podcast but we want to hear from you FIRST before we do anything, Go check them out and the many folks they help by clicking this link and then let us know if you think it's a good idea. 

And if you haven't taken our survey yet...WHAT are you WAITING FOR? Follow this link and let your voice be heard! 

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We probably could have whipped up a better frenzy to announce our return to podcast-land but sometimes the small, still voice gets heard better than the big noise. So...

WE'RE BAAAAAAACK!

Thank you so much for your patience while we took a well deserved break to regroup and refine our now every OTHER week podcast. Over the summer we'll be trying out some new panelists and tweaking the new format. With YOUR HELP we will hopefully create a fresher, more focused show that will be useful to Catholics and others alike. Please join us again and tell your friends about us to help us grow back our community. 

This week - the gang (Linda, Nancy, Steve, Joanne and newcomer STEVE KIRBY) takes a question regarding funerals from one of our community members and catches up on those articles that really caught fire with the Voice of the People on Facebook. Get comfy, pour yourself a cold one and join us as we try to ease back into our fun but informative rhythm. As always...ENJOY!

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If you're not able to attend this week's National Association Of Pastoral Musicians' annual convention in Houston then point your browser to the PRAYTELL blog as the great folks there are once again providing some live streams throughout the week. Here's the rundown as of this writing:

NOTE: All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT).

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

4:00 pm: Convention Plenum, “One Song, Many Voices/Many Songs, One Voice”
– Fr. Tony Ricard, pastor, revivalist and youth speaker

TUESDAY, JULY 12

11:00 am: Convention Plenum, “Spirituality: Many Paths, One God”
– Dr. C. Vanessa White, spirituality minister, catechist

1:00 pm: Interview with Msgr. Rick Hilgartner, NPM president

3:45 pm: Panel Discussion on Hispanic/Spanish Choir Ministry
– Pablo Ocana, Houston, Texas
– Estela García-López, OCP; Ascension Catholic Church, Portland, Oregon

5:00 pm: Panel on Composing for Liturgy
– Paul Inwood and Rory Cooney, leaders of NPM Convention Composers’ Institute

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

9:30 am: Convention Plenum, “Holiness, Beauty, and Sacrament”
– Fr. Michael Joncas

10:45 am: Panel of Hymnal Publishers
– Michael Silhavy, GIA
– Alan Hommerding, WLP
– Monica Rada, OCP

THURSDAY, JULY 14

9:00 am: Convention Plenum, “Transformation through Mission/Transformación a través de la mission”
– Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, Catholic Relief Services president and CEO

10:30 am: Interview with Tony Alonso on active participation

4:00 pm: Panel Discussion on Organ and Liturgical Music in Hispanic Context
–Crista Miller, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Houston, Texas
– Rick Gibala, St. Thomas Moore Cathedral, Alexandria, Virginia

FRIDAY, JULY 15

9:00 AM: Convention Plenum, “May the Peoples Praise You, God; May All the Peoples Praise You” (Psalm 67) / „Oh Dios, que te alaben los pueblos, que todos los pueblos te alaben” (Salmo 66)
– Fr. Paul Turner

SATURDAY, JULY 16

9:00 am: Convention Plenum, “The Challenges and Richness of a Diverse Church – That We May All Be One”
– Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo

Two of the music publishers, GIA & OCP are also live streaming their music showcases:

GIA will be streaming our showcase live from NPM in Houston on Thursday, July 14th at 2:30pm Central. Just visit giamusic.com/npmshowcase2016 and sing along with us live!

Not able to make it to the NPM convention? Join us via Livestream! OCP will be live streaming two events (see below) from Houston, TX.

Download OCP's Outreach app (powered by Yapp) to join us right from your device!

OCP Showcase -- Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 1:30-2:30pm CT

¡Vive Tu Fe! Night of Prayer and Praise -- Friday, July 15, 2016, 7:00-8:00pm CT

  

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WOW! Joanne never guessed she would have to spend almost an entire week of free time trying to fix a very bad audio recording of the podcast but that's exactly what happened on this last installment of the old format (Could it be....SATAN?). We apologize for the delay and also for the screwed up audio on the video version but maybe this break we're taking now might be coming at the right time. We'll keep our Facebook page alive and well while we're on hiatus and we'll still be looking for YOUR IDEAS and INPUT so please post there. 

Until we return, stay classy and God Bless! Ciao for now!

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As we wind down the podcast in its current format (next week - Pentecost - will be our last episode in the original form) a bunch of strange tech problems cropped up, leading Joanne to believe she REALLY NEEDS some time off! Be that as it may, Linda and Joanne sat down with beverages and hashed out many topics that made them go overtime (again!). Besides the ever-present homily segment and this VOTP about priests and Mother's Day observances, the two tackled weekday holydays, funeral requirements for Catholics (which will end up being the 1st topic for the new format) and another round of 1st Eucharist hopes and dreams. Get settled in that comfy chair (or car seat) and take a listen/look - enjoy!

Remember - we'll be taking a break and changing our format after May 15th this year - here's how you can get those ideas and suggestions to us in order to help us change things up a bit for YOU:

  • drop us an email to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on this website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something or comment there

We want to serve our community the best way we can given our own ever changing lives. Please help us by adding your voice to the conversation - Thanks!

P.S. Congratulations and many blessings to Nancy Smith's daughter and son-in-law on the birth of their second son! Grandma's gonna have lots to do again! ;)

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The terrific twosome (Linda & Joanne) were back at it this week on the podcast, discussing the weekend's homilies, staying until the end of Mass (VOTP selection for the week), copyright faux pas, and an infamous seasonal topic: 1st Eucharist celebrations! Pull up a comfy chair and join us as we go well past the hour mark yet again -- enjoy!

We'll be taking a break and changing our format after May 29th this year - here's how you can get those ideas and suggestions to us in order to help us change things up a bit for YOU:

  • drop us an email to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on this website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something or comment there

We want to serve our community the best way we can given our own changing lives. Please help us by adding your voice to the conversation - Thanks!

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Joanne was flying solo this week on the podcast...and right into trouble, it seems. She accidently left a song playing too long at the beginning of the episode that apparently went beyond the fair usage requirements of YouTube (oops!). So, she pulled the video (sorry) and edited the audio so as not to cause any further problems. Can't leave the girl to her own devices. 

Anyway, she managed to talk about a great homily she heard this weekend, as well as problems with the Divine Office App, the murder of Fr. Rene Robert (VOTP choice this week) and, naturally, the sudden unexpected death of the Artist (she couldn't resist and has a very interesting story about their connection). Grab your favorite beverage and party like it's 1999 - enjoy!

Since we'll be changing up our podcast in the next few month, we would LOVE to hear from YOU as to what you might like to see and hear. Please use the following methods to get those ideas and suggestions to us:

  • drop us an email to mondaymorningcatholic@gmail.com
  • call us using the feedback line at 774-955-0659
  • jot down your thoughts in the comment box on this website
  • check out our Facebook page and post something or comment there

Our future mission is up to YOU! Help us serve you in the best way we can by sharing your feedback. Thanks!

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And then there were three...

Seems every week our crew may increase or decrease but we still manage to wax on about the weekly homilies, rituals and even TV shows that are leaving the airwaves. Check this episode out as Linda, Jason and Joanne discuss the Pope's new encyclical, shepherding shepherds and the only way Tony DiNozzo can leave NCIS. Be overcome with paschal joy and enjoy!

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