Greetings and Happy New Year!
I hope your Christmas season is coming to a peaceful end with a little down time for you - as we look forward to Ash Wednesday on February 10!
We have two events this month for you and your musicians/parish staff members:
Monday, January 18 is our next NPM Gathering - Singing our Faith: Children's Choirs and Music Ministry - the flyer is attached. This would be an excellent event for parish school music teachers as well - please extend an invitation to anyone who might be interested, thanks. Online registration is available on the NPM Chicago website: http://www.npmchicago.org.
And, Saturday, January 23 is our first of three Ministry Enrichment Gatherings, cosponsored by ODW and LTP. This first event will be held at DePaul University - the day will be repeated on April 9 at St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; and April 16 at St. Francis of Assisi, Orland Park. Here's the link for more information and registration for January 23: http://ministryenrichmentgathering.org/events/lincolnpark
finally, see our website, www.odw.org, for more information, especially on the Jubilee Year of Mercy and programming offered in Spanish.
Blessings on the New Year,
Wendy Barton Silhavy
Director of Liturgies and Music
Archdiocese of Chicago
Office for Divine Worship
Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 South Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653