The "3 Amigos" are back from their convention adventures in St. Louis so, along with Joanne's announcement of a new ministry position, it's a wonder we were able to discuss the past weekend's scriptures at all! Yes, the episode is on the long side and if you're not a pastoral musician you may not want to listen all the away to the end so grab a cup and listen/watch a little or a lot to this week's podcast. Enjoy!

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If you haven't already seen our special series from the NPM Convention then scroll back down and give them a look! You'll be glad you did... =)

If you want to check out the convention app for yourself click here. We believe this type of app will be of great use to a wider audience so if you group would like something like it, contact Peter Brockmann at Digital Hermosa (and tell him Monday Morning Catholic sent you!). 

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Well, kids, this is the final installment of our special podcast series from the annual National Association of Pastoral Musicians convention in St. Louis, MO.  We hopefully saved the best for last as our "3 Amigos" caught up with Dan Schutte, Marty Haugen, and Fr. Michael Joncas for our final interviews. Grab that cup of whatever and take a listen or look at what these three prolific composers of liturgical music have to say.  We'll have a complete wrap up of convention news and our usual weekly scripture/homiletic offerings on our regularly scheduled podcast. Enjoy!

***1000 points and a podcast shout out to the first person who can identify what song lyrics I've used from this year's Pastoral Musician of the Year recipient for all 4 episode titles. Leave guesses in comment box or at our Facebook page (and while you're there, please LIKE us if you already haven't).  

You can find this podcast's interviewees on the Internet at the following sites:

Dan Schutte has his own web presence along with his catalogue of music and his new collection TO PRAISE YOU found at OCP

Marty Haugen's music has always been a staple at GIA for both Catholic and Protestant communities.

And it would seem that every publisher has Fr. Michael Joncas compositions in their collections! Check them out - GIA // OCP // WLP

 

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It's an all Rhode Islander podcast as the "3 Amigos" sit down with our talented RI composer at the NPM Convention in St. Louis.  We're grateful that they could take time from their hectic convention pace to chat about their diverse musical styles and ministries.  Grab your cup, fill it up and watch or listen to RI's own! 

 

You can find this podcast's interviewees on the Internet at the following sites:

Tom Kendzia - OCP - Christ the King Parish, Kingston, RI 

Gael Berberick - OCP - St. Barnabas Parish, Portsmouth, RI

Silvio Cuellar - St. Patrick's Parish, Providence, RI (sorry I got the wrong one on film - I TOLD you I'd be corrected...) and the link to the Hispanic Musician's Conference in October

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Another day...another set of interviews LIVE (on film) from the 2014 NPM Convention in St. Louis, MO! The gals seem to be getting it done but we have yet to hear from our male "correspondent" - wonder what HE's been up to... ;)  Two of these three gentlemen are will known in liturgical music circles and the third one is the person responsible for saving trees and helping to lighten the load of convention attendees.  Grab your favorite cup of whatever and enjoy!

You can find today's guests on the internet at these sites:

The Sunday Website of St. Louis University - Fr. John Foley, SJ

Digital Hermosa - NPM Convention app's creator Peter Brockmann

Communion Antiphons (OCP) - Christopher Walker

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As promised, we will be bringing you all week a taste of this year's National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention LIVE (on film) from St. Louis, MO.  The "3 amigos" - Linda Reid, Nancy Smith and Steve Romano - are roaming the halls with their iDevices and send back some great interviews and impressions to share with those of us who could not attend.  So, as usual, grab your cup of whatever and join us - you just never know who might show up!

You can find today's guests on the internet at these sites:

Gotta Sing, Gotta Pray & World Library Publications - Dr. Jerry Galipeau

GIA Music - David Anderson

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While the "3 amigos" are away at the National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention in St. Louis, MO, Joanne gets to play with a new guest panelist -- fellow techno-geek Allison Gingras from Reconciled to You Ministries.  Grab your favorite cup of whatever and join them as they discuss this past weekend's homilies, Allison's different ministries and -- a favorite topic of theirs -- TECHNOLOGY!  Plus...drum roll, please...WE HAVE FEEDBACK!  Enjoy and stay tuned for some special features this week from our roving reporters at the convention.

Don't forget to LIKE our Facebook page and if you are downloading the podcast from iTunes, please give us a favorable rating so you can help us grow our audience.  Thanks!

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Besides her website, you can find Allison's tech blog and other writings at CatholicMom.com and information about her radio program Catholic 24/7  at Radio CorMariaeAlso check out her Words With Apps series AND her book, Three Persons, One God: Growing in Relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. She IS one busy lady!

Even though you're not attending the NPM convention, you really should check out the app that the folks there are using on their iPads (sorry, Android users) to navigate and negotiate the week's activities. Created by Peter Brockmann at Digital Hermosa (who happens to be a working pastoral musician), this type of app could be the best thing to happen to any convention going folk!  Well played, sir! 

Allison mentioned that Fr. Scott Hurd's homilies are posted each week online so you might want to check them out.  If YOU have a favorite priest or deacon who is sharing his homilies on the web please let us know so we can produce a list of all these resources for our website.  

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...as we will be bringing you LIVE (to video) chats with some folks who are attending the annual NPM Convention in St. Louis, MO! 

The "3 amigos" - Linda, Nancy & Steve - will be roaming the halls and talking with some folks you know and others you should.  You never know just WHO may show up! 

STAY TUNED!

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There is NOTHING ordinary about a MMC podcast and this week's installment is no exception! Come join us as we talk about words in the Bible that can be problematic, washed out July 4th celebrations and the upcoming antics of some of our panelists as they prepare for the NPM convention next week. Will Joanne have anyone to discuss homilies with on Episode 031 or will she film her own rendition of "All By Myself?" You'll have to wait and see but until then, please grab a cup of your favorite brew and check out this week's offering.  Enjoy! 

We will be bringing you interviews and other interesting peeks at this year's National Association of Pastoral Musicians annual convention from St. Louis, MO. Watch this site and our Facebook page for more information as we get closer.

Also, Joanne will be trying a few experiments with Google+ hangouts this week and next.  Stay tuned to see how YOU can get in on the fun and mayhem. Again, watch this site and Facebook for more deets. 

And ---- beginning this week, audio AND video can NOW be found on our page! Huzzah! 

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As usual you can find good stuff from Fr. Robert Baron (@wordonfire) and Fr. Austin Fleming (@ConcordPastor) on their respective websites. Go there now! 

Our good friends Greg and Jennifer Willits, aka The Catholics Next Door, produced a fantastic video with downloadable handouts for the Archdiocese of Denver but that doesn't mean we can't use them as well! Check out the vid below and then go get the goods that go with them. And please remember to share them with others! 

Check out all the Psallite offerings that Linda not only talks about but uses in her own parish. They really are quite lovely and can be a worthy and worthwhile edition to your weekly or seasonal psalm selections.  

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