Links and Resources
Looking for more information? You've come to the right place! You'll find links to organizations, publishers, conferences, blogs, and other sites we find interesting and helpful.
National Association of Pastoral Musicians
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is the professional organization for liturgical musicians. Providing conferences, resources, professional development and networking opportunities, NPM "fosters the art of musical liturgy."
NPM is a proud sponsor of Open Your Hymnal.
Music Ministry Alive!
Music Ministry Alive! (MMA) is a summer liturgical music institute for youth. Founded and led by David Haas, MMA brings together a dynamic team of accomplished composers, musicians, liturgists, and scholars to instill liturgical knowledge and leadership in high school students, college students, and those who work with them.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, GIA is the largest publisher of liturgical music in the world. GIA publishes liturgical music of all styles and for a broad range of ensembles. From hymnals and sheet music to compact discs and MP3 downloads, you can find resources for every need at GIA.
Oregon Catholic Press
Based in Portland, Oregon, Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) publishes print music, hymnals, recordings, and more. Founded in 1922, OCP has grown and changed alongside the Church. Today, OCP is one of the largest publishers of Spanish-language and bi-lingual liturgical resources in the country.
World Library Publications
Based in Franklin Park, Illinois, World Library Publications (WLP) is a division of J.S. Paluch Company. Operating since 1950, WLP publishes contemporary music for worship and prayer, comprehensive missalettes, hymnals, audio recordings, and more.
For further reading...
Gentle Reign -- An exceptional collection of reflections, musings, and insights from composer Rory Cooney. Insightful and accessible, Gentle Reign is sure to engage both spirit and mind. We can't recommend this blog highly enough!
PrayTell -- A blog that gives practical wisdom about prayer, sacraments, and the community of the faithful. Pray Tell is informal, conversational, humorous, well-informed, and intellectually grounded.
The Liturgy Podcast -- A weekly liturgy planning resource for musicians, liturgists, homilists, youth groups, faith sharing groups, and all who look to the liturgical readings for inspiration and nourishment.