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Church Organist Fees

National Music Gathering The Advisory Committee on Music (A Committee of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy) has arranged a gathering of Diocesan Directors of Music for 24 February. I will keep you up to date on what emerges from the day. Church Musicians Fees Check out the updated national guidelines on the payment of church(…)

Funeral Leaders Course

Funeral Leaders Courses 60 people from a range of parishes attended the first module for the training of funeral leaders in Mount Merrion last month. The further 3 modules will take place in Jan/Feb/Mar. Another course can be arranged for Mar/Apr/May/Jun. Contact me with suggestions for venues and partnerships.

Review of Autumn Liturgy Seminar

Review of Autumn Liturgy Seminar More than 40 people attended the Autumn Liturgy Seminar held at Ard Scoil Rís last Saturday. ‘It is great to be back again’ was a familiar greeting on the day. Attached are two handouts from the day. One picks up on what we can do as partnerships in the area(…)


Past Emmanuel Students are helping once again with the vocal recordings for Emmanuel 2024. They are guided by Ian Callanan, Music Director of the programme, to ensure that they are ready for the launch with Teachers on 12 September. This will take place in OLV Church, Ballymun Road at 1.30p.m.

Keep the Music Going

Keep the Music Going It is important to have music at the usual celebrations even when the music people are on summer holidays. A good cantor can keep the music going. You might find some new talent home in the parish for the summer. Keep your ear to the ground.

Feedback on Common Mass Parts

There has been some positive feedback on the idea of Parish Partnerships exploring an agreed Mass Setting for their communities. Sing the Mass is the national book to use for research with its variety of settings and styles. If you decide to do this could you send an email to the LitMus Office – –(…)

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