Diocese of Venice Music Workshop

February 19, 2009

Though the deadline for registration has already passed, I wanted to pass along the following information: 

Singing the Propers of the Mass: Why and How

DATE OF WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 21, 2008

 PLACE: St. Raphael Catholic Church

2514 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

 TIME: 9:30 am-2:00 pm

 COST: $15.00 per person

If you have any questions, please call Louise-941-486-4725

Presented by:

George Bagan, B.M., Lynn Kraehling, M.M., Timothy McDonnell, D.M.A., Susan Treacy, Ph.D., and the Diocesan Music Committee

Schedule for the Day: 

The Propers of the Mass are the sung parts of the Mass that change from week to week: the entrance song, the responsorial psalm, the Gospel acclamation, the offertory, and the communion. While these parts of the Mass all have texts that the Church has given to go along with the other readings of Scripture for a particular Mass, often only the texts for the responsorial psalm and Gospel acclamation are used. Both the Instruction on Music shortly after the Second Vatican Council and the instruction book for the present form of the Mass, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), encourage the singing of the proper texts, and so the purpose of this workshop is both to provide an understanding of these parts of the Mass and to provide access to resources, many of which are not widely known, that are practical for use at the parish level. The registration fee includes a substantial packet of information about the resources and how to acquire them. 

9:30-10:00 Registration / Prayer

10:00-12:30 Presentations and Panel Discussion

  • History of the Propers
  • Practice from the Second Vatican Council through the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI
  • Resources: Where to find them and how to use them (will include singing)
  • Present Liturgical Practice at Ave Maria Oratory, St. Raphael’s, and at other diocesan parishes

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:00 Music meeting and the NPM chapter