National Association of Pastoral Musicians
Grand Rapids Chapter

Supporting all music ministers as they seek to utilize their art
to enhance worship and prayer throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids

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Blessing of Musicians

Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m. |
Cathedral of St. Andrew, 215 Sheldon Blvd, SE

An NPM-GR Chapter Event

Choir members, choir directors, cantors, instrumentalists of all varieties—from parishes throughout the Diocese—will gather at the cathedral with Bishop David Walkowiak to celebrate sung evening prayer and a renewal of their commitment to service.

This is a most appropriate way to begin the new season. It is an opportunity to gather with several hundred friends and colleagues, whom like you, love to sing to the Lord in full voice. Nothing quite equals the sound generated by a church full of pastoral musicians!

Refreshments will be served afterwards. And we will certainly return to our parishes inspired and renewed in our service in the music ministry.

So, talk it up in your parish. Organize the carpools. Sign out the parish bus or van. Invite your parish staff you join you. It is a grace filled event!


St. Sebastian Church

Choir Techniques—a Workshop for Singers

Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. |
St. Sebastian Church, Byron Center

Improve your voice! Clinician Dr. Pearl Shangkuan will lead this workshop for every age and level of ability, develop professional singing habits in a choral setting... More »

Prayer of Peace, © Dave Johnson / Dave Johnson Photography

In the Spirit of Taizé:
The Grand Rapids Prayer of Peace

2nd Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. | at St. Mary Church
AND 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. | at Dominican Chapel-Marywood

An NPM-GR Chapter Event

To open the gates of trust in God, nothing can replace the beauty of human voices united in song... More »

Parish Music Leadership Mentoring

A program for persons in parish music leadership positions... More »