Edited by Ada Simpson

In addition to features and regular columns on topics of interest to the entire parish team — rites, music, faith formation, Scripture, art and architecture, hospitality, and many others — you will find valuable tools and inspiration in every issue.

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June/July 2015


Angel with Lute. Photo by Dan Gonzalez.

From Inside ML:

The song on our lips, in our hearts, and in our lives

I attended a concert recently, which by my standards was an absolutely perfect experience. The setting was spectacular: a tiny chapel nestled in a rural seaside community. The warmth of the sun and colorful spring flowers provided reassurance that the cold and snow of a particularly harsh winter were finally a thing of the past. Once inside the chapel, I was impressed by the intimacy and elegant simplicity of the space. After a brief introduction, the performer, a young violinist, entered with his accompanist, and the music began. For two hours the audience was held spellbound by a stunning and passionate world-class performance. The instrument that he cradled conveyed the beauty and depths of the strains of Beethoven and Franck; his eyes, his hands, his feet — every fiber of his being — were poured into the glorious sound that enveloped and engaged not only our minds but our hearts.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles

Bread & Concrete: Where liturgy & ministry meet
Part 5: Our sound equipment

Ron Raab

We become what we sing: The transformative power of music and the call to ministry
Stephen Schad

The organ in worship: a renaissance
David E. Fedor

Thea Bowman: soulful mystic, minister, musician
Victor Parachin


Inside ML
The song on our lips, in our hearts, and in our lives

Ada Simpson

Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 

Bulletin Inserts
Marrying a Non- Christian
Paul Turner

A Willing Spirit
The danger of spiritual warfare
Mary Amore

Moving Rite Along
The song on our lips: singing the psalms
Donna M. Cole

Ritual Formation
Liturgy: back to basics
David E. Fedor


Liturgical Ministry
Praying the song on our lips: Saints pray for us!
Corinna Laughlin

Lectionary Spirituality / Year B
23rd through 30th Sundays in Ordinary Time 2015
Bruce Janiga

Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Folk Mass roots and social justice

Ken Canedo

Liturgy Matters
Smells to high heaven
Dan Gonzalez

Bridge Work
The liberating touch of Jesus
Ron Raab

Ministry & Technology
Apps for adding music to your personal prayer
Allison Gringas

Evangelizing Catechesis
The joy of singing: musical formation of young people
Joyce Donahue



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    Living witnesses of love: actions speak louder than words
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