MINISTRY & LITURGY MAGAZINE
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 2014

ON THE COVER

“Peace, like a river,” is evoked in this view of the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Photo by Donna M. Cole.

From Inside ML:

Songs of grace: It is well with my soul

I learned a new word recently — “earworm.” It sounds awful but it’s simply the term for a tune that gets stuck in a person’s head. From time to time I encounter one of those melodies that just won’t leave me alone. It could be a rock tune, a ballad, or a hymn. I’m not always sure where I’ve heard the tune, and I’m never sure why it haunts me. I had one such experience a few months ago.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles



“All we like sheep”: When a music ministry goes astray
Ada L. Simpson



How shall we sing? On the evolution and importance of the spiritual in church
Brandon Waddles



The pastoral care of a pastoral musician
Michael T. Pierce



Essential components of a thriving handbell ministry
Philip L. Roberts



Departments



Inside ML
Songs of grace: It is well with my soul

Ada Simpson


Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 



Bulletin Inserts
Do Re Mi
Persons with Disabilities
Paul Turner



A Willing Spirit
Earning our just rewards?
Mary Amore



Moving Rite Along
Developing prayerfulness: praying all ways (part 2)
Donna M. Cole



Ritual Formation
Hear ye! Hear ye! Announcements at Mass
David E. Fedor



Liturgical Ministry
Letting the songs be heard
Corinna Laughlin



Lectionary Spirituality / Year A
Exaltation of the Holy Cross to 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014
Bruce Janiga



Music, Liturgy, Spirit
The arrival of a new pastor (part 2)
Ken Canedo



Celebrating Our Diversity
Intercultural prayer songs: gift and challenge
Pedro Rubalcava



Bridge Work
Lift high the cross
Ron Raab



Ministry & Technology
Random apps of musical goodness

Joanne Mercier



Go Make Disciples of All
What Catholics do (part 1)
Cecelia P. Regan

 


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