Ministering through Music
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¡Cantemos Amén! explores the many facets of Hispanic music ministry. From repertoire to liturgical practices and application, this blog breaks open important topics so that those engaged in this ministry can benefit from pastoral insights and experience.
Peter Kolar is Editor for Spanish and Bilingual Resources at GIA Publications, Inc. A respected bilingual composer, pianist, author and speaker, Peter currently serves as the Director of the Diocesan Choir in El Paso, Texas and is a member of the board of directors for the Southwest Liturgical Conference. On Sundays, he participates as a member of the singing faithful with his family in the pews.
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The Body of Christ in Exile As wave after wave of news reports on the coronavirus pandemic come crashing down, each more astonishing than the last, it feels like I spend most of my days now in a stupor. Confirmed cases rising, new emergency measures being mandated,...read more
A Look at the Challenges and Mechanics of Effective Bilingual Preaching When it comes to delivery of spoken text, whether proclamation of the Word, the homily, or even the Sunday announcements, how these moments are treated shapes the overall experience of prayer and...read more
Today marks three weeks since the mass shooting in El Paso, TX, where twenty-two innocent lives were taken at a Walmart store and dozens more wounded. In the days since the shooting, prayer vigils, gatherings, rallies, events, fundraisers, and, most importantly,...read more
This past weekend, 22 people were murdered and dozens more seriously injured in a mass shooting that took place in El Paso, TX, the city where I live with my family and call home. The shooter was a lone gunman who traveled more than 600 miles to target and kill...read more
Welcome back! Bienvenidos de nuevo a ¡Cantemos Amén! I saw a post awhile back on a pastoral musicians’ forum that caught my eye. Music directors were responding to a question posed by a colleague about how much English versus Spanish there should be in a bilingual...read more
Musings in Hispanic Music Ministry Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! These days, there's many excellent forums to be found on the topic of Hispanic music ministry. There's also many wonderful minds contributing to the important dialogue on liturgical music and bilingual liturgy....read more
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