In the next two years, the way that many people experience liturgy in the archdiocese and across the United States will undergo significant changes.Yes, I have visions of Marty Haugen slaving away writing new ditties for the new Mass translations.
A new text for the Mass will be implemented, and a new Directory for Music and the Liturgy will guide bishops in their review of texts for songs used in the liturgy.
Included in the directory will be a list of standard hymns and songs that will be required to be in all future hymnals and missalettes.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Upcoming NPM convention
~one of the perquisites of my job is that I am an associate in NPM (National Pastoral Musicians)...by default only (ask me if I'm impressed, NOT!) Here's what came in my e-mailbox today (via the Archdiocese of Indianapolis).