SINGING THE MASS
Do you find yourself using the same hymns for every liturgical celebration?
Do you struggle to get your children to sing during Mass?
Would you like to find a Mass setting that is easy to learn and easy for children to sing?
Do you need new ideas and resources to freshen up your liturgies?
I am delighted to be able to offer half day singing workshops introducing
- a new Mass setting which has been approved by the Department for Christian Life and Worship, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales,
- some more new material that has been tried and tested in parish and school,
- material from other liturgical sources, including CJM and Great Big God.
These singing workshops are designed for groups of children (with their teachers), either whole primary schools, separate key stages in primary schools or individual year groups in secondary schools. Separate sessions are also available for Inset days for staff only, to look at how to introduce new worship songs to schools and why singing the Mass is an important part of understanding the Eucharist.
The focus of the sessions is to learn some new musical resources that can be used to enhance liturgy within schools, particularly the celebration of Mass, so that music can be used in the way it is intended, which is to highlight the important parts of the Eucharistic celebration.
Each session lasts for 2½ hours (including a 15 minute break), ideal for a morning. The sessions include a vocal warm up, learning various pieces of music and a recap at the end. Sessions can be tailored to your requirements. You may wish to arrange to have a celebration of Mass towards the end of a session.
The fee for a 2½ hour session of learning and singing is £150, which includes 2 guitar/melody copies of each piece of music written by me, and information about where to find other musical resources used on the day.
I currently work in Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School in Stockport, where I have introduced the Apostles’ Mass and other liturgical material very successfully. The Mass setting has been particularly well received and is used now for all liturgical celebrations.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, or if you would like some more information, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can leave a message on this website, or email me at: