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Dear <<First Name>>
Here's the latest information for music leaders in our parish

Check out our new site for all music and liturgy resources

We have consolidated all the resources from our existing parish liturgy and music ministry websites into one new site.  We hope that this will help you find everything you need in one place, through a more modern site that is mobile and tablet device friendly.
Visit olmcwentyliturgy.org now
Go direct to the music resources at olmcwentyliturgy.org/music

Silence please

Silence is an important part of every liturgical celebration.  People need time to reflect and pray.  During the Liturgy of the Word, people need time to take in the proclamations of God's word.  As such, we are asking all music ministers to assist with the following:

There should be a period of silence after the first reading before beginning the responsorial psalm.  Please at least ensure that the reader has moved away from the ambo and sat down in the chair before starting the psalm.  If the psalm is being sung, then the commentator at Mass should be aware so they don't get up to read it themselves.

The gospel acclamation is to begin when the priest stands.  In this way, the priest, as the presider of the liturgical celebration, is responsible for providing for the necessary silence after the second reading.

Music suggestions

Music suggestions for the upcoming Sundays have been updated on the liturgy website.  Please refer to these to know what music you can use to that is appropriate for each Sunday.  Alternatively, use the quick pick guide, and you can't go wrong.
View music suggestions for the Sundays in Ordinary Time
View the quick pick guide for the Sundays in Ordinary Time
Thank you to the music groups that are ensuring that their Entrance, Communion and Thanksgiving (if sung) Hymns are all chosen from our Core Parish Repertoire.  This simple act of liturgical hospitality helps the assembly pray and is an important component of us supporting our parish vision.

Feasts during Ordinary Time

Please remember that the Sundays after Pentecost at the Solemnities of the Most Holy Trinity and the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ respectively.  Also, on Sunday 24 June, the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist will take the place of the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
View the music suggestions for feast days

Are you using the most up-to-date PowerPoint slides?

We're noticing that some slides during Mass are appearing with old copyright information, or with the text incorrectly formatted.  Sometimes the text is running off the screen, which makes it hard for the assembly to follow.  This happens because slides prepared in the old formats we previously used are being copied into the new templates, causing a mismatch.

Please make sure that you download the texts in the current slide format from our slide catalogue.  These slides were also issued on a USB drive - if you need this updated, please leave it in the sacristy, clearly marked for Robert, and he will update it for you.
Remember, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact Robert

Thank you for your continued support and liturgical leadership in our parish
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