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Post-Graduate Service & Study in Music Ministry

House of Brigid (Teach Bhríde): Young adults serving the Catholic Church in Ireland through music and catechesis. Everything from religious education classes for elementary students to diocesan choral workshops, radio shows to music at Sunday Mass, but most of all a ministry of presence from faith-filled twenty-somethings. 1 or 2-year volunteer positions available in Wexford or Dublin. Applications due in early January for the service year starting in late August. Ask Molly Mattingly for more info, she loves to talk about it!

Masters of Arts in Ministry from Creighton University: Formation for lay men and women who want to prepare for professional ministry in the Catholic Church (including but not limited to Parish, Diocese, Campus Ministry, Hospital or Prison Chaplaincy etc.). Ordained Deacons in the Catholic Church are warmly encouraged to apply as well.  Candidates for professional ministry within other Christian denominations are also most welcome in the program.

Several universities offer advanced degrees in sacred music. Check out the Master of Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame, the Institute of Sacred Music at Catholic University of America, or the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University to start. These programs are intended for those who have studied music performance and are preparing for a career in music ministry.

Theology for Liturgical Musicians

Music is an integral part of the liturgy. It is no surprise that several documents have been written about liturgical music to aid ministers, before, during, and after the Second Vatican Council! Here are some of the current highlights.