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...


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!

Honorable Mentions

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


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


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


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


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


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


AuthorJoanne Mercier