Father Jan Michael Joncas'

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In addition to my teaching at the Newman Center listed above, I have taught in the following academic programs:

My non-academic teaching includes numerous workshops on liturgy and liturgical music in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, England, Belgium, Italy, and Germany.


I have published articles, reviews and interviews in the following journals:


  1. "Social Activity, Service and Justice."  Major Feasts and Seasons 1/1 (1975) 65-8.

  2. "Confirmation and the Social Gospel"  Major Feasts and Seasons 1/2 (1975) 75-8.


  1. "A History of the Local Church."  Major Feasts and Seasons 1/3 (1976) 37-9.

  2. "Death and the Parish Community."  Major Feasts and Seasons 1/4 (1976) 41-4.

  3. "A Christmas Journey from Hostility to Hospitality."  Major Feasts and Seasons 2/1 (1976) 69-72.

  4. "Parish Ministry."  Major Feasts and Seasons 2/2 (1976) 69-72.


  1. "Celebrating the Word in the Seventies."  Modern Liturgy 4 (1977) 4-5.

  2. "Prayer and Music: Singing the Meaning of the Words."  Pastoral Music 1 (1977) 12-15.

  3. "The Parish Picnic."  Major Feasts and Seasons 2/3 (1977) 49-50.

  4. "Parish Sabbath Keeping."  Major Feasts and Seasons 2/4 (1977) 47-50.


"Eastertide: season of nurture."  Liturgy 24 (1979) 13-16.


"Prayer and Music: Singing the Meaning of the Words."  In Pastoral Music in Practice: A Collection of Articles First Published in Pastoral Music Magazine.  Ed. Virgil C. Funk and Gabe Huck.  Washington, DC/Chicago, IL: National Association of Pastoral Musicians/Liturgy Training Publications, 1981.  Pp. 135-40.


"[Parochial Liturgy of the Hours:] How I Made it Work."  Pastoral Music 6 (1982) 7-8.


  1. "The Eucharist in health care settings: some pastoral care issues."  Hospital Progress 64 (1983) 66-68.

  2. "Notes on the gathering rites."  Modern Liturgy 10 (1983) 6-7.

  3. "Music [for Advent-Christmastide]."  In Parish Path through Advent and Christmastide.  Ed. Mary Ann Simcoe.  Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, Inc.  1983.  Pp. 58-65.


"Parishes are Singing."  Pastoral Music 10 (1986) 11-13.


  1. "The Eucharist in Images."  Pastoral Music 13 (1989) 25-9.

  2. "Psalms of Sorrow and Celebration."  Pastoral Music 13 (1989) 29-33.


  1. "The `Visitation' Formulary in the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary: An Exercise in Liturgical Exegesis."  Worship 64/3 (May 1990) 242-59.

  2. "Eucharist among the Marcosians: A Study of Irenaeus' Adversus Haereses I, 13:2." Questions Liturgiques 71/2 (1990) 99-111.

  3. "Roman Catholic Liturgical Composition in the United States." Liturgy 9/1 (1990) 43-53.

  4. "Whose Culture? Whose Traditions? Educational Challenges," Pastoral Music 14/6 (August-September 1990) 27-32.

  5. "[Parochial Liturgy of the Hours] How I Made It Work."  In Pastoral Music in Practice 4: Weddings, Funerals, Liturgy of the Hours.  Ed. Virgil C. Funk.  Washington, DC: The Pastoral Press, 1990.  Pp. 123-8.


  1. "Liturgy of the Hours: Problem Child of the Liturgical Reform."  Pastoral Music 15/6 (1991) 13-14.

  2. "Liturgical Musicology and Musical Semiotics: Theoretical Foundations and Analytic Techniques."  Ecclesia Orans [Roma] 8/2 (1991) 181-206.

  3. "Lawrence A. Hoffman's `Holistic' Approach to Liturgical Studies: A Review and Some Methodological Reflections."  Questions Liturgiques 72/2 (1991) 89-107.

  4. "I Once Was Blind and Now I See: The Second Scrutiny" Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 13/6 (November 1991) 2-9.


  1. "The Psalmschrift Project: A Pattern for Daily Prayer?"  Pastoral Music 16/2 (December 1991-January 1992) 19-22.

  2. "I Once Was Blind and Now I See: Second Scrutiny."  In Celebrating the Rites of Adult Initiation: Pastoral Reflections.  Ed. Victoria M. Tufano.  Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 1992.  Pp. 83-92.

  3. "The New Roman Rite Prayer of Ordination of Presbyters: A Liturgical Vision of the Priesthood."  The Priest 48/5 (May 1992) 39-47.

  4. "Re-Reading Musicam Sacram: Twenty-Five Years of Development in Roman Rite Liturgical Music."  Worship 66/2 (May 1992) 212-231.

  5. "Looking Ahead: Church Music in the Year 2000"  Anima 16/2 (Spring 1992) 22-26.

  6. Review of Fountain of Life.  Worship 66/5 (September 1992) 473-476.

  7. "Giorgio Bonaccorso's Semiotic Approach to Liturgical Studies: A Review of Introduzione allo studio della liturgia."  Questions Liturgiques 73/3 (1992) 161-169.

  8. "Recommendations Concerning Roman Rite Ordinations Leading to the Reform Mandated in Sacrosanctum Concilium 76."  Ecclesia Orans 9 (1992) 307-339.

  9. "Mary in the Mysteries of Christ during Ordinary Time: Liturgical References." Marian Studies 43 (1992) 72-131.


  1. "Naming the Tasks of Presbyteral Ministry: A Comparison of the Promissio Electorum in the 1968 and 1990 Roman Rite Ordination Ritual."  In In Service of the Church: Essays on Theology and Ministry honoring Reverend Charles L. Froehle.  Ed. Victor J. Klimoski and Mary Christine Athans.  St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity University of St. Thomas, 1993.  Pp. 101-116.

  2. "The Charism of Diocesan Priesthood: Naming the Gift."  In The Charism of Diocesan Priesthood: Proceedings of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (St. Paul, MN: September 27 - October 1, 1992).  Chicago, IL: National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors, 1993.  Pp. 5-17.

  3. "Religious Symbols: Stumbling Blocks or Steppingstones to the Dialogue?" in Proceedings of the Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, ed. Sr. M. C. Athans, 8 (Spring 1993) 9-26.

  4. "Calls for Reform of the Breviary on the Eve of Vatican II."  Liturgical Ministry 2 (Summer, 1993) 82-88.

  5. "With One Heart and Voice: Musicam Sacram and Liturgical Unity".  Pastoral Music 17/6 (August-September 1993) 19-21.

  6. "A Christian Theology of Time".  Pastoral Music 18/1 (October-November 1993) 25-26.

  7. "More Than Frosting".  Pastoral Music 18/1 (October-November 1993) 33-36.

  8. "Daily Prayer in the Apostolic Constitutions".  Ephemerides Liturgicae 107 (1993) 113-135.

  9. "Joyce Ann Zimmerman's `Text Hermeneutics' Approach to Liturgical Studies: A Review and Some Methodological Reflections."  Questions Liturgiques 74 (1993) 208-220.


  1. "The Assembly's `Ownership' of the Eucharistic Prayer: Why and How"  Today's Liturgy 16/3 (May-September 1994) 5-11.

  2. "Liturgical Formation in the Seminary."  Pastoral Music 18/4 (April-May 1994) 19-27.

  3. "The Work of the Consilium in the Reform of Roman Rite Episcopal Ordination: 1965-1968"  Ephemerides Liturgicae 108 (1994) 81-127; 183-204.

  4. "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: The Work of a Liturgical Composer," Aquila [St. John's College, Waterford, Ireland] (1994) 18-19.

  5. "Interview with Michael Joncas."  Ministry: A Journal of the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, Santa Clara University 2 (1994) 1-6.

  6. "Reforming and Renewing the Music of the Roman Rite."  Pastoral Music 18/6 (August-September 1994) 29-36.

  7. "The Public Language of Ministry Revisited: De Ordinatione Episcopi, Presbyterorum et Diaconorum 1990".  Worship 68/5 (1994) 386-403.

  8. Review of PSALLENDUM: Miscellanea di studi in onore del Prof. Jordi Pinell i Pons, O.S.B., Studia Anselmiana, 105; Analecta Liturgica, 15 (Roma: Pontificio Ateneo S. Anselmo, 1992). Worship 68/5 (1994) 472-476.

  9. "The Church Celebrates: The Liturgical Overview in the Catechism of the Catholic Church."  Modern Liturgy 21/9 (November 1994) 10-13.

  10. "The Word in Worship: Revealing, Reviving, Reforming."  Pastoral Music 19/1 (October-November 1994) 35-40.

  11. "Semiotics and the Analysis of Liturgical Music."  Liturgical Ministry 3 (Fall 1994) 144-154.

  12. Review of Paul Bradshaw's The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship: Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy in Pro Ecclesia 3/4 (1994) 502-505.


  1. "Serving the Word[: Homily for the Body and Blood of Christ].”  Homily Service 28/3 (June 1995) 47-49.

  2. "Initiation Sacraments in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Modern Liturgy 22/5 (June - July 1995) 6-9.

  3. "The Sacraments of Healing in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Modern Liturgy 22/8 (October 1995) 8-11.

  4. Sacraments of Service to Communion.  Modern Liturgy 22/10 (December 1995-January 1996) 12-15. 


  1. "The Church at Prayer[: Learning to Live for Others]."  In Spirituality and Morality: Integrating Prayer and Action.  Ed. Dennis J. Billy and Donna Lynn Orsuto.  New York-Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1996.  Pp. 80-96.

  2. "Solemnizing the Mystery of Wedded Love: Nuptial Blessings in the Ordo Celebrandi Matrimonium 1991."  Worship 70/3 (May 1996) 210-237.

  3. Liturgical Music Since Vatican II: Discords and Harmonies in Practice and Reflection. Church 12/2 (Summer, 1996) 44-48.

  4. “’In the Beauty of Holiness’: Key Questions About Liturgical Music Aesthetics. Pastoral Music 20/5 (June-July 1996) 30-41.

  5. Continuing the Conversation: The Milwaukee Symposia for Church Composers. Worship 70/4 (July 1996) 328-335.

  6. Serving Holy Communion: Developing Liturgical Communication Skills.  Eucharistic Minister 146 (May 1996) 1-2; 147 (June 1996) 1-2.

  7. Preaching the Psalms. Pastoral Music 20/6 (August-September 1996) 29-34.

  8. Introductions to Henri de Lubacs The Splendor of the Church and Romano Guardinis Letters from Lake Como in Ex Libris: A Selected Reading List of Books in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.  Volume 2.  Ed. Mary R. Reichardt.  St. Paul, MN: University of St. Thomas, 1996.  Pp. 6-8, 16-17.

  9. Introduction (co-author).Eastern Christianity.” “Christianity in the Early Medieval Period.  In The Christian Theological Tradition.  Ed. Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry.  Needham Heights, MA: Simon and Schuster Custom Publishing, 1996.  Pp. 3-13, 163-175, 179-190.

  10. Review of Rembert G. Weakland’s Themes of Renewal (Beltsville, MD: The Pastoral Press, 1995) in Worship 71/5 (September 1996) 476-477.

  11. NPM Twentieth Anniversary: The Pastoral Demands...Past, Present, Future.  Pastoral Music 21/1 (October-November 1996) 25-28.

  12. Christian Mission and Pastoral Music: Biblical Foundations for Contemporary Practice.In Church Music and Mission: Papers from the Sing Our God Together conference Birmingham, 25-28 July 1996.  Ed. Stephen Dean.  Mildenhall, Suffolk: Decani Books, 1996.  Pp. 53-66.

  13. "What DoesCommon Ground Mean?” Pastoral Music 21/2 (December 1996-January 1997) 34-38.


  1. The Church and Liturgical Renewal.  Liturgy: The Work of God’s People.  Catholic International 8/3 (March 1997) 130-137.

  2. Review of John Fenwick and Bryan Spinks, Worship in Transition: The Liturgical Movement in the Twentieth Century (New York: Continuum, 1995) in Pro Ecclesia 6/2 (Spring, 1997) 247-248.

  3. "Called to be Catholic, Section II: Urgent Questions.  Pastoral Music 21/5 (June-July 1997) 17-22.

  4. "A Skein of Sacred Sevens: Hugh of Amiens on Orders and Ordination."  In Medieval Liturgy: A Book of Essays.  Ed. Lizette Larson-Miller.  Garland Medieval Casebooks, 18.  Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 1884.  New York-London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997.  Pp. 85-120.  Reviewed by 1) Yitzhak Hen TMR 97.11.04 [tmr-l@umich.edu]; 2) David Power in Catholic Historical Review 84/1 (January 1998) 74-75; 3) Rosamund McKitterick in Medieval and Renaissance Review

  5. "Mutually Ordered to Service: The Missions of the Baptized and of the Ordained in Part Two of the Catechism of the Catholic Church."  In The Noblest Work: Essays Celebrating the Centennial of The Saint Paul Seminary.  Ed. Victor Klimoski.  St. Paul, MN: University of St. Thomas, 1997.  Pp. 20-29.

  6. Review of Mary Catherine Hilkert.  Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination.  New York: Continuum, 1997. For The Living Light 34/1 (Fall 1997) 86-89.

  7. "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: Roman Catholic Liturgical Music in the United States Since Vatican II, electronically published at The Pastoral Treasury of Seton Hall Virtual University (http://www.shu.edu/programs/treasury/Spirit/Gerety/101797.html).

  8. Revision, Reform, Renewal: The Impact of Sacrosanctum Concilium on Roman Rite Liturgy and Worship”.  In Vatican II: The Continuing Agenda.  Ed. Anthony J. Cernera.  Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University Press, 1997.  Pp. 25-52.

  9. Review of Andrea Grillo, Teologia fondamentale e liturgia: il rapporto tra immediatezza e mediazione nella riflessione teologica, Caro Salutis Cardo Studi, 10 (Padova: Edizioni Messagero C Abbazia di Santa Giustina, 1995) in Worship 72/1 (January 1998) 92-94.


  1. Ancient Hymns for the Triduum.  GIA Quarterly 9/2 (Winter 1998) 24-31.

  2. As in the Beginning, So Now: The Millenium as Jubilee.  The Signature: The Newsletter of the University of St. Thomas Catholic Studies Program 1/1 (February, 1998) 2.

  3. "For Better or For Worse: Revising the Roman Rite Order of Celebrating Matrimony.  In Traditions and Transitions.  Ed. Eleanor Bernstein and Martin F. Connell.  Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.  Pp. 197-243.

  4. Ambrose of Milan and Western Metrical Hymnody. GIA Quarterly 9/4 (Summer 1998) 14-17, 39.

  5. Review of Richard N. Fragomeni Come to the Feast: An Invitation to Eucharistic Transformation (New York: Continuum, 1997) for American Catholic Issues On-Line (http://www.adelphi.edu/~catissue).

  6. Review of Charles Dollen Prayerbook of the King: The Psalms (New York, Alba House, 1998) for American Catholic Issues On-Line (http://www.adelphi.edu/~catissue).

  7. Liturgical Music as Music: The Contribution of the Human Sciences for Liturgy and Music: Lifetime Learning, ed. Robin A. Leaver and Joyce Ann Zimmerman (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998) 220-230.

  8. Review of Open Catholicism: The Tradition at Its Best.  Essays in Honor of Gerard S. Sloyan in Worship 72/6 (November 1998) 565-569.

  9. Ex Oriente Vox: Spirituality and Culture in the Music of Arvo Pärt.” Logos 1/4 (Fall 1998) 66-93.

  10. Address to Summer School in Liturgical Studies Graduates, Archdiocese of Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA.  Archdiocese of Edmonton Liturgy Commission Liturgy-Music Bulletin 9/2 (November 1998) 11-12.

  11. Liturgy and Music.”  In Handbook for Liturgical Studies II: Fundamental Liturgy.  Ed. Anscar J. Chupungco.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1988.  Pp. 281-321.

  12. “Liturgia e Arte: B. Canto Liturgico.”  In Scientia Liturgica.  Manuale di Liturgia II: Liturgia Fondamentale.  Ed. Anscar J. Chupungco.  Casale Monferrato: Piemme, 1998.  Pp. 280-325.

  13.  “L’Ordo Missae di Paolo VI: D. Canti.” In Scientia Liturgica.  Manuale di Liturgia III: L’Eucaristia.  Ed. Anscar J. Chupungco.  Casale Monferrato: Piemme, 1998.  Pp. 221-260.

  14. Review of Edward Foleys Foundations of Christian Music: The Music of Pre-Constantinian Christianity for Pro Ecclesia 7/4 (Fall 1998) 501-503.


  1. “How Will Parishes Change?”  Liturgical Music News (Advent-Christmas 1999) 1, 3.

  2. “Clergy, North African.”  In Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia.  Ed. Allan D. Fitzgerald.   Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.  Pp. 213-217.

  3. “Ordination, Orders.”  In Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia.  Ed. Allan D. Fitzgerald.   Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.  Pp. 599-602.

  4. A Sign of Unity and an Instrument of God’s Peace.”  Pastoral Music 24/1 (October-November 1999) 21-24.


  1.  “Approaches to Initiation Preaching.”  Catechumenate 22/1 (January 2000) 14-34.

  2.  “Faithful to the Past, Faithful for the Future: The Four Goals of Vatican II at the Dawn of the Third Millenium.”  Pastoral Music 24/4 (April-May 2000) 17-26.

  3. The following articles in Worship Music: A Dictionary.  Ed. Edward Foley.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2000:  “Abelard, Peter” (p. 1),  “Bernard of Clairvaux, St.” (p. 35),  “Books, liturgical” (p. 40-41), “Charlemagne” (p. 61), “Compline” (p. 75), “De Musica Sacra” (p. 87), “Divine office” (pp. 90-91), “Ephraim the Syrian” (p. 104), “Eucharistic prayer” (pp. 107-108), “Hilary of Poitiers, St.” (p. 143), “Isidore of Seville, St.” (p. 158), “Lauds” (p. 176), “Liturgical Music Today” (p. 181), “Liturgy” (pp. 181-182), “Musicae sacrae disciplina” (p. 211), “Musicam sacram” (p. 211), “Music in Catholic Worship” (p. 212), “None” (p. 218), “Ordo” (p. 227), “Oxyrhynchus hymn” (p. 230), “Prime” (p. 247), “Roman Catholic worship music” (pp. 262-263), “Sacramentary” (p. 269), “Sacrosanctum Concilium” (pp. 269-270), “Sext” (p. 279), “Terce” (p. 299), “Thomas Aquinas, St.” (p. 300), “Tra le sollecitudini” (p. 303), “Vespers” (pp. 314-315).

  4. “Tasting the Kingdom of God: The Meal Ministry of Jesus and Its Implications for Christian Life and Worship.”  Worship 74/4 (July 2000) 329-365 [this text is also published with photographs in a limited edition by the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas]

  5. “The Reason for Our Hope: Liturgical Renewal at the Beginning of the 21st Century.”  The Liturgy Planner Extra Issue 4 (September 2000) 4-5.

  6. “Eucharist and Music” in National Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on the Third Millennium, A Eucharistic Jubilee: A Book of Readings on the Eucharist (Washington, DC: Secretariat for the Third Millennium and the Jubilee Year 2000, 2000) 88-97.

  7. “Incontro con p. Jan Michael Joncas.”  La Vita in Cristo e nella Chiesa: Mensile per l’animazione liturgica 49/9 (November 2000) 38-41.

  8. “Music in the General Instruction 2000.”  Pastoral Music 25/2 (December-January 2001) 22-28.


    1.   “Welche Aufgaben stellen sich Kirchenmusikern im neuen Jahrtausend?”  Bibel und Liturgie 74/1 (2001) 6-12.

    2.      “Serving Holy Communion: Developing liturgical communication skills.”  Eucharistic Minister 210 (September 2001) 5-6.

    3.   “Peter Abaelard’s Easter Hymns.”  Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy (2001) 94-107.

    4.  “The Song of the Assembly.”  Pastoral Music 26/1 (October-November 2001) 44.


    1.  "The Melody of Living Water: Music Ministry and Holy Baptism."  In Grace upon Grace: Living Bread, Living Water, Living Word.  Ed. Randall R. Lee. Institute of Liturgical Studies, Occasional Papers, #9.  Valpariaso, IN: Institute of Liturgical Studies, 2002.  Pp. 139-150.

    2.  "Foreward."  In Alan J. Hommerding.  Song of the Spirit: Texts for Sung Prayer.  Schiller Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2002.  P. 4.

    3.  Review of Louis-Marie Chauvet’s The Sacraments: The Word of God at the Mercy of the Body (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2001) for Catholic Issues at http://www.adelphi.edu/ci/REVIEWS/

4.   “Homily Suggestions for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)”, “Homily Suggestions for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)”, “Homily Suggestions for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)”, “Homily Suggestions for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)”, “Homily Suggestions for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)”, “Sample Instruction for Catechesis on the Communion Rite” published by the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of St. Paul – Minneapolis, MN.

5.    “The Ordo Missae in the Missale Romanum 2002.”  Worship 76/6 (November 2002) 521-536.”

6.  "Some Thoughts on Liturgical Translation.”  The Liturgy Planner (Autumn/November 2002) 11-12.

7.  Review of Larry W. Hurtado's At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion in Pro Ecclesia XI/4 (Fall 2002) 492-494.

My book Preaching the Rites of Christian Initiation, Forum Essays 4 (Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications) was published in November, 1994.  It has been reviewed by: 1) Patrick Byrne in Liturgy Bulletin (Canadian Catholic Bishops Conference); 2) Robert Waznak in Homiletic 20/1 (1995) 35-37; 3) Robert R. Howard in Encounter 57 (Spring 1996) 194-196.

My book The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Liturgy and Sacraments (San Jose, CA: Resource Publications) was published in September, 1995.  It has been reviewed by: 1) Moira Bergin in The Furrow 49/4 (April 1998) 250-251; 2) Donald Withey in Liturgy (June-July 1998) 232-233.

My book From Sacred Song to Ritual Music: Twentieth Century Understandings of Roman Catholic Worship Music (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press) was published in May, 1997.  It has been reviewed by: 1) Stephen Dean in The Liturgy Planner Extra Issue No. 1 (August 1997) 22-23; 2) James Chepponis in The Hymn; 3) James Frazer in

I am in the process of writing another book that has been accepted for publication by the Liturgical Press: By the Laying on of Hands: Roman Rite Ordination and its Reform.

I am also in the process of writing a commentary on the 1991 Roman rite marriage ceremony for Liturgy Training Publications.

I am preparing two sets of translations for publication: Ninth Century Baptismal Commentaries: Selected Texts in Translation with Introductions and Annotations and Ninth Century Ordination Commentaries: Selected Texts in Translation with Introductions and Annotations.

I have also composed and/or recorded the following collections of liturgical music:

I have composed the theme songFrom the Ends of the Earth for the North American Forum on the Catechumenates Convocation, premiered in November, 1997.  I have composed settings of Psalm 110, Psalm 111, and Revelations 19:1-7 for the Vespers service dedicating the Noack organ at St. Paul Seminary, 7 May 2000.  I have composed a communion processional “Lauda, Sion” for the eucharist celebrating 150 years of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament at Ste. Jean Baptiste Church in New York 24 June 2000.  I have composed a Mass setting in honor of Joseph Cardinal Bernadin on commission from the University of St. Thomas Liturgical Choir in commemoration of their twenty-fifth anniversary.

I have served as one of the editors of Gather, a hymnal published by the Gregorian Institute of America.

I am one of the principal presenters in the video program "Echoes of Faith: Liturgy and Sacraments.  The Catholic Faith prepared by the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership and produced by Resources for Christian Living, Allen, TX (video: 10096; companion booklet: 302)

I am one of the introducers and a principal presenter in the video program “Theology in Focus published by Liturgical Press.

Professional Organizations

I am a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the College Theology Society, Concilium, and Societas Liturgica.  I have served on the Nominations Committee of the CTSA from 1993-1996.  I have served as delegate to the Academy Committee of the North American Academy of Liturgy from 1994-1996.  From August 1994-July 1997, I served on the Constituting Board of Directors for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.  I serve as an advisor to the Institute for Liturgical Formation, New Brunswick, NJ (1995-    ).  I served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Catholic Liturgy (1998-2000).  I have served as a guest of the Advisory Committee for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (1999-2001).  I am the North American correspondent for Universa Laus (2001-    ).  


Last updated: 30 December 2002