Since the 2nd Vatican Council the Church has made the “full conscious and active participation” by all the faithful in the liturgy a fundamental aim for all those involved in public worship. In practice, sacred music—whether “making prayer more pleasing, promoting unity of minds or conferring greater solemnity” has been amongst the most significant tools of such participation.
Accordingly, the Archdioceseof Glasgow Music Committee seeks to identify & encourage good liturgical music practice in the archdiocese, supporting and encouraging collaboration among those involved in its preparation, and providing resources for cantors, psalmists, choirs, musicians, clergy, congregation, schools, composers, and liturgists.
We recognise that it is important to be convincing in putting across to people involved in liturgy that the essential purpose of music in the liturgy is to encourage, support and enrich people in prayer.
The Committee’s membership is drawn from across the Archdiocese, with associate members from beyond, including choir directors, organists, musicians, clergy and teachers – and the St Mungo Singers.
The Convenor is Mgr Gerry Fitzpatrick, the Archdiocesan Director of Music, and the secretary is Mrs Mary Bradley. Mary can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0141 427 6740.
It pursues its objective through the initiation and support of services and liturgical events
- Archdiocesan (including at deanery and parish level)
- Ecumenical – through Glasgow Churches Together (GCT)
and by the production and provision of resources through workshops, publications and CDs.