Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Hymnal and Lent and the RCIA

Wednesday greetings from the home office here in Franklin Park, Illinois.

I am feeling for those suffering from this winter weather in the southeast and east. We are expecting a few snow showers today, but nothing too serious.

WLP's plans for our new hardbound hymnal, One in Faith, continue to move along nicely. Here is the aftermath of yesterday's status meeting:

We have now posted a list of the mass settings and music titles on our web site. There are a few additions to be made to that list, including several Taize pieces, as well as The Summons.

The publication of a work like this involves so many people with so many different talents and abilities. I am so proud of the work of our team here at WLP; feeling so privileged to get up and come to work in such a creative environment each day surrounded by such wonderful and dedicated people.

I have been putting he finishing touches on Mary Birmingham's latest RCIA resource with us: Purified and Enlightened: RCIA Sessions for Lent.

It has been a complicated project, since the book will come with already formatted Powerpoint presentations and handouts, all on an accompanying CD-ROM. This will be an enormously helpful resource for RCIA ministers, all based on Mary's decades of experience coordinating the RCIA in her parishes.

It should be in stock in a couple of months.

Again, keep safe and warm out there!

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know so much goes into the creation of a hymnal, and there is no way to possibly please everyone, but would you please consider including the Kirner/Kyler piece "Take From My Heart" that WLP released last year? It is incredibly singable and assembly friendly, as well as very versatile. Thank you for your consideration. Your blog is continuously inspiring!