June 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Oregon and SW Washington Pastoral Musicians,Welcome to the month of June! Together, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord this weekend – the 40 days of the Easter Season, and, Pentecost Sunday on June 9 – the 50 days of the Easter Season. My hope is that your Easter Season has been a blessing for you, your music ministry and your parish communities.
Attached are the Saturday, April 27 meeting minutes. There are two items I would like to bring to your attention. Those in attendance continued the conversation about the recent Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter on Sacred Music. Several people have asked about the slides from March 2019 presentation on the Pastoral Letter. If you would like a copy of the slides, please contact me.
The NPM WOMM Core Team is meeting on Friday morning, June 14 to create the 2019-2020 local Chapter meeting, presentation schedule and events. Do you have a suggestion for topic to be presented? an event topic and/or presenter you would like to suggest? Here are some suggestions I have received: 1) Cantor training (NPM Cantor Certification); 2) a Day of Reflection for Pastoral Musicians, such as “Care of the Pastoral Musician”; an OCP Reading Session. Please submit your suggestions by June 13.
You are invited to the NPM WOMM AnnualPotluck and SocialMonday, June 24, 2019 – 6:00 to 8:00 PMLocation: home of Michael Prendergast, 7225 N. Wabash Ave., Portland, Oregon 97217Menu Brats will be provided. Bring a beverage to share. And, bring your favorite appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert. All are Welcome: Family members are welcome. Please invite your entire music ministry and invite a pastoral musician from your neighboring parish.Bring your Sacred Triduum programs to share.For more information, contact Michael Prendergast, mprendergast@archdpdx.org
If you have responded to the survey – Thank you! All Pastoral Musicians in Oregon and SW Washington – please respond: Beginning July 2019, the local NPMWOMM Chapter will begin to accept individual and parish membership dues to support the local chapter and any potential expenses related to the chapter including formation and education of pastoral musicians as well as future events with local and/or national presenters. The ‘local’ dues are separate from the dues of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Attached is a form to survey all local pastoral musicians. Please complete the survey, scan and e-mail to my attention, or, copy into the body of an e-mail. Your input is vital to the future of the local chapter and will guide the local NPM WOMM board members.
See the remainder of this e-mail for June and July events, as well as work opportunities. I look forward to seeing you soon.


Peace and Blessings,Agnes ZuegerNPM WOMM Chapter Director503-639-4773agnes.zueger@gmail.com
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Planning Through the Church Year: Thinking Liturgically and MusicallyMonday, June 24, 9:30am – 12pm The Church Music Institute will offer this workshop which will present insights for busy church musicians to find excellent music quickly. This session will focus on techniques for planning worship utilizing unique, ecumenical liturgical templates developed for six of the major festivals of the liturgical year. Participants will be guided by Church Music Institute staff Dr. Charlotte Kroeker, Dr. Robert Mann, and Benjamin Kolodziej, through a process for sensitively and thoughtfully choosing service music—choral, organ, and piano—utilizing online resources, denominational publications, and CMI’s own online library of 18,000 choral and 12,000 organ titles.  This workshop, held in the Fine Arts Center of Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, will benefit musicians serving all sizes of churches, offering them practical ideas on hymn selection, psalmody, creative use of the hymnal, and suggestions for communion music.  This session, along with a hymn festival at Trinity Episcopal Church147 N.W. 19th Avenue, the evening prior – Sunday, June 23 at 7:00 PM, will constitute CMI’s annual summer workshop in Portland normally held in August. Workshop Fees: The workshop is offered for $25 to members of CMI, AGO, ACDA, and ALCM, and $50 for others. For more information: Visit www.churchmusicinstitute.org or contact Benjamin Kolodziej, Program Director (bkolodziej@churchmusicinstitute.org). ———————-
Are you planning to attend the 2019 NPM Convention?NPM Annual Convention “That You May Be Healed”July 16-19, 2019Raleigh, North CarolinaNPM: National Association of Pastoral Musicians see complete schedule and registration form websitehttps://npm.org/There are five (5) local pastoral musicians attending the convention. Contact Agnes if you plan to attend the convention.
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Work Opportunities
St Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 18211 S Henrici Rd, Oregon City (Redland) is in need of a qualified musician to lead the Saturday 5:30 PM Mass. Must be able to sing and play piano and/or guitar. If interested or for more information, please contact the parish office at 503-631-2882.
St Clare Catholic Church, Portland seeks a pianist to accompany at 8:30 am Sunday Masses. See the Archdiocese of Portland website for complete job description https://archdpdx.org/careers-1  Interested applicants can contact Suz Ruddock at shuffle.step@comcast.net, Director of Joyful Noise for more information. Please send resume and cover letter to Shelley Worrell at Shelley@saintclarechurch.org to apply.
St Cyril Catholic Church, Wilsonville. Music Coordinator NeededWe are looking for a new part-time Music Coordinator and would like your help in spreading the word. The successful candidate will provide music for weekend Masses and for other church celebrations.  The applicant will have knowledge and commitment to the mission of the parish and the Catholic Church, along with being proficient in his or her performance area. This candidate will serve on the Parish Liturgy Committee.   \Please send resume and cover letter along with salary requirements to: St. Cyril  Catholic Church, 9205 SW 5th St, Wilsonville, OR 97070 Or e-mail: bizmgr@stcyrilparish.org
See the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon website for career opportunities:https://archdpdx.org/careers-1
Submit future information for this newsletter by June 26 for the July 2019 e-newsletter. Thank you!