Monday, September 18, 2006

Fr. Joncas to Speak at Stonehill College

Rev. Jan Michael Joncas will be presenting two lectures at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

The first lecture, "Spiritual Resources for Engaging Change and Transition:
Psalms of Praise, Lament, and Wisdom" will be held this Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.

In this lecture, Fr. Joncas will speak on the following topics:
How does God speaking to us during this time of change in the Church?
What will we retain and let go of on the way?
What wisdom will we offer the next generation as we evolve from the church we know, into the one we want to become?

The second lecture, "Church Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: Pastoral Choices According to Music in Catholic Worship" will be held on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
The topics addressed will include:
Why do some psalm settings accommodate the response between the reading and why do others serve best as Communion songs?
How do liturgical musicians choose the settings of songs, hymns and psalms that best suit their communities?
What guidelines best serve us as we choose assembly song?

These lectures are free and open to the public.

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