Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Priest - Musician Dinner
  • Cantor Workshop 2016
  • Gospel Choirs-in-the-Round

clergy-musicianPriest - Musician Dinner

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Location O'Connors, 1160 Boylston St, Worcester MA

Time 6 pm Cocktails, 7 pm Dinner

Successful liturgical celebrations demand planning and the collaborative integration of carefully chosen and prepared music into the fabric of the holy Mass. The priest and musician are best able to collaborate in an open environment. This dinner, which has become an annual gathering brings musicians and their clergy together in a collegial setting to share a meal and thought-provoking presentation and discussion. 

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cantor20162016 Cantor Workshop

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9 am - 3 pm
Potluck lunch

Fee $40/cantor
Saint John Paul II Parish, Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St, Southbridge, MA

Prayer, tips, exercises, singing, analysis, techniques, lunch and Master Class included in this stage of the cantor's development. Invest in your ministry today!

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gospelmusic2017 Choirs-in-the-Round 

"Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Gospel Music!" Saturday, January 21, 2017

10 am - 1 pm
Location: TBD
Clinician: TBD

We have a dream! That one day, we could all stand and sing together, in one voice, of our mighty God's awesome Mercy.


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News and Needs

Watch the Convention Plenums Live!

Thanks to, NPM are webcasting twelve Plenary sessions of the Convention over the Internet.

Brandon Vennink, Chapter President

Brandon Vennink, the director of music ministry at St John Paul II Parish and Music Teacher at Trinity Academy, Southbridge MA has accepted the position of president of the NPM Worcester chapter for the 2016-2018 seasons. 

We Have A Hymn For That...

Pope Francis is coming to the United States for the World Meeting of Families...

Fr Gregory Zielinski to Speak at Annual Priest-Musician Dinner, September 16, 2015

NPM Worcester chapter is pleased to announce that Reverend Gregory Zielinski, a canon lawyer, priest and student at Lateran University, Rome will be speaking at the chapter's annual Priest-Musician dinner on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. 

Prayers for Myles Tronic

Many thanks to all who prayed for Myles Tronic, organist at St Leo's Church in Leominster MA who was involved in a tragic traffic accident on I-190 on August 22, 2015. After emergency surgery and a heroic struggle, Myles succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident and died a week later. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at St Leo's Church, 128 Main St, Leominster MA.


Choir Rehearsals Resume August 30 and 31

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director writes a series of bulletin inserts to recruit new choir members.

English Music Ministry Tuesday Evenings 7:00-8:30pm
Hispanic Music Ministry Wednesday Evenings 7:00-8:30pm

"Do it now!"

I didn’t decide to join the choir quickly or easily.

Music Makes A Difference!

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director writes a series of bulletin inserts to recruit new choir members.

Time For Choir Rehearsals (and Recruiting)

Brandon Vennink, Worcester NPM Chapter Director

For those parishes that have standing choirs at one or more services every weekend, it is time to start thinking about starting rehearsals as school begins.

Leadership Matters

It is a fitting tribute to the strength of an institution when the presidency is able to pass in an orderly manner from one leader to another. 

Christmas & January 23, 2016

We know that Christmas-time is one of the busiest time of year for anyone, but especially for parish musicians.