Music Ministry Together is a five-day summer school held at Cistercian College Roscrea, for youth and adult leaders who have a passion for liturgical music and the desire to serve as ministers in their parishes, schools and communities. We do not have a minimum or maximum age to attend the course. However those wishing to bring a group under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by adults.
Music Ministry Together is led by internationally known composer, teacher, and liturgical musician Ian Callanan and a dynamic team of adult directors and tutors (all volunteers). The program seeks to fulfil its mission of engaging and empowering music ministers with a particular emphasis on contemporary church music and liturgy. It is an experiential course, where the participants not only learn new music but are also introduced to various styles of Liturgy, the Eucharist, Sacraments and Catechesis.
While the course is about learning new music and about the ministry of music, there is plenty of time for the participants to have some fun. Nightly entertainment is provided while afternoon activities ranging from swimming to football will ensure that you have an enjoyable few days.
Ian Callanan is one of Irelands leading composers of Liturgical Music. He is well known as a composer, workshop leader, arranger and liturgist. More…
Anne-Marie Whelan holds a Certificate in Catechetics from Maryvale Institute and a BA in Theology from All Hallows College. She now works for the Sisters of Bon Secours Ireland as Evangelisation and Vocations officer.
Therese Flynn is actively involved in Ministry in Laurel Lodge Parish in Dublin. She coordinates a youth choir and is also a member of the parish folk group. She works as a teacher in Adult Education.