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Selecting Music for Mass Workshop

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • 10am-12pm
  • St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers

Are you a parish musician looking for direction on how to choose uplifting, beautiful, and singable music for your congregation? Are you eager to learn more about the Church’s understanding of the role of sacred music at Mass? On February 22, from 10am-12pm, Dr. Jennifer Donelson, professor and director of sacred music at Saint Joseph’s Seminary, will explore these questions in a workshop focused on selecting music for Mass. 

Topics to be covered will include:

  • discussion of the Church’s teaching on sacred music
  • the role of the propers at Mass
  • the Church’s understanding of “progressive solemnity,” the distinction between devotional, liturgical/sacred, and religious music
  • instrumentation used at Mass

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka, DMA, Professor and Director of Sacred Music at Saint Joseph’s Seminary at St. Joseph’s Seminary

Registration Fee: $20

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Day of Prayer and Reflection for Liturgical Ministers

  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • 10am-3pm
  • St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers

This event is now SOLD OUT and no longer accepting registrations. Please visit for information on future liturgy and music events.