As we move into the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the archdiocese and ODW have compiled several resources for use in your parishes and institutions. Here are the links:
Archdiocesan site: http://jubileemercy.org/
ODW site: http://www.odw.org/Portals/199/Jubilee%20year%20for%20mercy%20resources%20dec%202015_1.pdf
Paul Inwood has composed a commissioned hymn for the Holy Year, for use throughout the world - it's available for free download in several languages and choir/keyboard/guitar configurations. Instrumental parts are also available. We encourage you to use this hymn in some way as we move through this holy year, as a connection to the worldwide celebration of mercy. Here's a helpful link, hymn resources are also available for download on the ODW website.
And, our next NPM (National Association of Liturgical Musicians) is fast approaching! We will gather on Monday evening, January 18 for a workshop on children's music ministry and an opportunity to meet and greet one another. A flyer is attached - you can also find information and register at www.npmchicago.org .
Continued blessings on your Advent season,
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