Praenotanda January/February 2015

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Over 80 lectors participated in the November 8 Diocesan Lector Institute at Our Lady of Lourdes in Daytona Beach. The next Lector Institute is February 7, 2015. See "Workshops & Events" below for more details.

In addition, approximately 40 Music Directors, Liturgy Directors, and Assistants attended the annual St. Cecilia Day of Reflection held the Monday of Thanksgiving week each year. The morning began with Morning Prayer led by Bishop Noonan followed by time for fellowship. The guest clinician was Joe Simmons from New York who led the day of spiritual renewal through singing, lectio divina, and group sharing. A catered lunch was provided. We hope to see many of you at this wonderful annual event next year.

In this issue you will find: 
Workshops & Events

Preparing the Seasons: Lent & Easter (Office of Liturgy)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs

As a complement to last year’s presentation on the Sacred Triduum, this year we are offering a presentation on the seasons of Lent and Easter. After a general overview of the seasons of Lent and Easter, given by Mary Beth Kunde-Anderson, encompassing how our parish communities can be led into a deeper appreciation and experience of the seasons through the various liturgies and rituals associated with them, we will offer focus sessions for the participants.  There will be three focus sessions*: Pastoral Musicians—Repertoire for Lent and Easter, Lectors—Master class on proclamation skills using various scripture readings of Lent and Easter, Environment and Art—Enhancing the worship space for Lent and Easter.

*Participants must indicate their focus session of choice and provide an accurate email address on their registration so preparatory materials can be distributed prior to the evening.

About our keynote speaker:  Mary Beth Kunde-Anderson is in her fifteenth year as Director of Publications for World Library Publications and J. S. Paluch Company.  In this capacity she sits on the management team of the publishing house and manages the staff of thirteen editors. Mary Beth’s previous work experience includes positions as parish music director and as Director of Music for the archdiocesan worship offices in Miami and Chicago.  Mary Beth has served on the Boards of Directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Church Music Publishers Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education and choral conducting, and has studied theology and liturgy at Loyola University of Chicago and Catholic Theological Union.  Mary Beth has authored pastoral articles on liturgy and music, has offered many workshops and convention keynotes, and is active in the liturgical ministry of her parish in Oak Park, Illinois.

The cost of the workshop is $15 per person.

To register online, click here.
To register by mail, download the registration form with instructions by clicking here.


Finale Tutorial Workshops for Musicians (Diocesan Music Committee/Orlando NPM Chapter)

4 Mondays, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2015
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Winter Park

Save the dates for a series of workshops on Finale notation software. The classes will be structured as follows:

January 26 and February 2 - Finale basics for the beginner. Learn how to create documents for your choir and instrumentalists. Note that this section is 2 parts.

Febraury 9 - Using Finale to create worship aids for parish celebrations. Create templates and learn how to make professional looking music files to match your worship aids.

February 16 - Using Finale to create slides for projection. Create templates and learn how to manipulate the software to create slides appropriate for your worship space.

Registration information will be available shortly. For the most up to date information, visit the Music and Liturgy
website and click on the Events & Workshops tab.

Diocesan Lector Institute (Office of Liturgy) 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Orlando

This institute will give an overview of basic skills and documentation regarding the ministry of lector and addresses the role of the lector according to Vatican II and provides the latest information on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Participants will be presented with the theological grounding of their ministry, explore the spirituality of the readings and the liturgical seasons, and consider how their proclamation of the Word communicates the voice of God to the gathered assembly.

To register online, click here.
To register by mail, download the registration form with instructions by clicking here.


Mardi Gras Social (Diocesan Music Committee/Orlando NPM Chapter)
Friday, February 13, 2015
Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando

Save the date for our Mardi Gras Social on Friday, February 13, 2015. Whether you are a music director, ensemble leader, cantor, choir member, or instrumentalist, this is a great opportunity for anyone involved in music ministry to come together for an evening of fun and fellowship before we enter the busy Lent/Easter seasons.

Registration information will be available shortly. For the most up to date information, visit the Music and Liturgy
website and click on the Events & Workshops tab.
USCCB Update

New Prefect Named 
On Sunday, 23 November 2014, the Holy Father named Cardinal Robert Sarah as Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Cardinal Sarah has been serving as President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, is the  Archbishop emeritus of Conakry (Guinea), was born on 15 June 1945 in Ourous, Guinea. After middle school, he was obliged to leave home in order to continue his studies at the minor seminary in Bingerville, Ivory Coast. Following Guinea’s independence in 1958, he returned home and completed his studies.

He was ordained a priest on 20 July 1969 in Conakry. After his ordination, he earned a licentiate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a licentiate in Scripture at the "Studium Biblicum Franciscanum" in Jerusalem.  Upon completion of his studies, he was nominated rector of the minor seminary of Kindia, and served as parish priest in Bokè, Katace, Koundara and Ourous.

On 13 August 1979, he was appointed Archbishop of Conakry at the age of 34, making him the youngest bishop in the world. He was consecrated on 8 December 1979.

On 1 October 2001, he was appointed secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. On 7 October 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him president of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum".  He was created and proclaimed Cardinal by Benedict XVI in the consistory of 20 November 2010, of the Deaconry of Saint John Bosco in Via Tuscolana. (adapted from Vatican Radio)

Daily Readings in Spanish  
Daily readings in Spanish are now available on the USCCB website. Click on the desired day and up at the top above the reading, there is an option in red that says "en español."
NPM Update
Since its founding, NPM has been committed to encouraging the Church's song of praise that rises to God in the Sacred Liturgy. Today, supported by the work of NPM in forming well-trained pastoral musicians, the music of the Catholic Church in the United States is continually enriched as a vehicle for the people to sing God’s praise and to grow in holiness. 

If you are not a member of NPM, consider joining! Encourage your choir members, cantors, ensemble leaders, and clergy to be a part of this important and vital organization. Visit to explore what NPM offers and to join.

New members and existing members are encouraged to attend the Orlando NPM Chapter's Mardi Gras Social on Friday, February 13, 2015. Details are listed above under Workshops and Events.
FDLC Update

Marriage Rite Workshops Postponed
We have learned that the recognitio for the Rite of Marriage will be postponed until at least after Christmas.  The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDWDS) has informed Fr. Michael Flynn of the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship that they are waiting for still more English-speaking conferences to submit their translations. 

Therefore, the class originally scheduled on January 23 & 24, 2015 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Tampa advertised in the September/October 2014 edition of Praenotanda has been postponed. We will announce the NEW dates for this site as soon as possible.
Orlando Liturgical Conference 2015 Update

Planning and preparations are well underway for The Orlando Liturgical Conference 2015: Liturgy in Action: Glorifying the Lord by Your Life.  The focus of the keynote presentations and individual breakout sessions will center on the concept of how our liturgical prayer forms our beliefs and how liturgy leads us to action in the world.  We are delighted that the following keynote speakers have agreed to be with us: Msgr. Kevin W. Irwin of the Catholic University of America, consultant to the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship, theologian, author; Rev. Juan J. Sosa, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miami, FL, president of the National Hispanic Institute for Liturgy, composer, author; Tony Alonso, liturgical musician, composer, author; and ValLimar Jansen, cantor, liturgical musician, storyteller. Special features of the conference will include clergy sessions on the new translation of the Rite of Matrimony soon to be approved and published, The Order of Christian Funerals, and the Celebration of Exposition, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. For the first time ever we will be offering a Liturgy Institute for those who provide liturgical leadership in their parish. This conference is for Clergy, Pastoral Musicians, Pastoral Liturgists, Liturgy Team Members, Choir Members, Choir Directors, Cantors, Lectors, Art/Environment Team Members, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Sacristans, and Hospitality Team Members. Mark your calendars now for this wonderful event.
Upcoming Liturgical Considerations

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity)
  • The Epiphany Proclamation may take place after the reading of the Gospel, or within or after the homily.  It may be solemnly sung by the deacon, presider, or cantor from the ambo.* See the Roman Missal, Appendix I: The Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts.
*The minister who chants the proclamation should be chosen based by their ability to render the text well to the edification of the assembly. (cf. Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, USCCB, § 23)

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Baptism of the Lord (Feast)
  • It is appropriate to replace the Act of Penitence with the Rite for Blessing and Sprinkling of Water in order to highlight this feast. However, the Creed is not to be replaced with the Renewal of Baptismal Promises unless the Sacrament of Baptism or Confirmation is being celebrated at Mass. If Baptism or Confirmation is being celebrated the sprinkling of the assembly does not occur after the Renewal of Baptismal Promises as it does during the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday (US).
 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - World Day of the Sick
  • It would be appropriate to schedule a Communal Celebration of the Anointing of the Sick in close proximity to this date.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - Ash Wednesday
  • The blessing and distribution of ashes may take place at either a celebration of the Eucharist or at a Liturgy of the Word. The Season of Lent begins at MIDNIGHT on the morning of Ash Wednesday. It is not possible to anticipate Ash Wednesday with a Vigil Mass (or a Liturgy of the Word with the Distribution of Ashes) on Tuesday evening. The Penitential Act is omitted in all celebrations of the Eucharist on this day. The blessing and distribution of ashes follows the homily. Ashes may be distributed by lay ministers as well as clergy.
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - First Sunday of Lent
  • Rite of Election to be celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 2:00 p.m.
    • Parishes of the Diocese of Orlando who are sending Catechumens for Election are to celebrate the Rite of Sending with the Enrollment of Names into the Book of the Elect at a parish liturgy prior to the Rite of Election at the Basilica.
Note: The 2015 Lent/Easter Advisory will be available on the Music and Liturgy website after the first of the year. However, much information can be obtained from the 2015 Diocesan Liturgical Calendar.
New Publications

Liturgy Training Publications
Liturgy Training Publications is offering “virtual workshops.” More than a webinar, these workshops permit online interaction with the presenter, small group sharing, time for reflection, polls, and multi-media components. Topics are usually offered multiple times with a variety of dates and times of day. For more information, please contact Michael Ruzicki at 773-579-4900, ext 3531 or by e-mail at

OCP recently released a collection by Columba Kelly, OSB entitled “Saint Meinrad Entrance and Communion Antiphons for the Church Year.” It provides modal settings of the Roman Missal texts in modern notation. It is available in an assembly edition, a keyboard accompaniment edition, and a compact disc.
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