NPM-GR
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

NPM-GR Chapter Newsletters

Our chapter newsletter is the best place to get the most up-to-date information! If you are not already receiving our newsletters, let us know right away! See for yourself  »

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 »

Evening Prayer and Blessing of Musicians

September 17, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. | Cathedral of St. Andrew | An NPM-GR Chapter Event

Welcoming all choirs, cantors, instrumentalists, directors, and priests to this annual blessing. Join Bishop David J. Walkowiak and Musicians from throughout the Diocese to pray, worship and sing together... More »

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Conference

Parish Ministry and Catechetical Conference

September 27, Saturday | West Catholic H.S., Grand Rapids | An NPM-GR Chapter Event

Dr. Steve Janco will be leading an all day Institute for pastoral musicians and liturgists entitled: Singing for Discipleship: Liturgical Music and Catholic Identity... More »

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Sing! Play! Pray!

► A 2-Day Event for Parish Musicians
October 10 2014, Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. | St. Simon, Ludington |
AND Oct. 11, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | St. Simon, Ludington |
An NPM-GR Chapter Event

FRIDAY NIGHT: This is a musical event open to pastors, musicians, and everyone in the parish who wants to sing...
SATURDAY MORNING: This is the workshop part of the weekend. More »
The fee for the Saturday workshop is $15 per person, $50 parish maximum; however, if the cost for this event presents a reasonable hardship for your community, it will be waived in exchange for a free-will offering.

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Annual NPM Chapter Members' Meeting and Mini-Retreat

March 6 2015, Friday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | St. Paul the Apostle, Grand Rapids | An NPM-GR Chapter Event

We will begin with a soup and bread supper at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be followed at 7:30 with a mini-retreat led by the inestimable team of Mary Ann Barrett, OP, and Fr. Phil Shangraw! More »

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Working with the Aging Voice

March 7 2015, Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | St. Paul the Apostle, Grand Rapids | An NPM-GR Chapter Event

A workshop for choral directors... More »

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Annual Chapter Banquet

April 9 2015, Thursday, | Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Grand Rapids | An NPM-GR Chapter Event

What a wonderful time it is to gather with fellow music-makers...

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2nd Annual Festival of Congregational Song

May 7 2015, Thursday | Location t.b.a. | An NPM-GR Chapter Event

O for a thousand tongues to sing...

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Parish Music Leadership Mentoring

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

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38th Annual Convention of NPM

Grand Rapids, Michigan | July 6-10, 2015

We welcome the world to Grand Rapids to celebrate the thirty-eighth year of such gatherings to celebrate, to learn, and to re-dedicate ourselves to our shared ministry so that the coming year*mdash;and every year in which we minister in the power of the Spirit—may be acceptable to the Lord... More »

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Mass of Grace by Gordon Proulx available for use in the Diocese of Grand Rapids

This lovely, singable setting is available as a free pdf download!... More »

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