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Repost: "The growing parish: Expanding your music ministry along with your community"

Oregon Catholic Press offers suggestions for introducing new music in the Sunday liturgy as a way of helping parish communities grow! These are great tips for introducing music that is welcoming to young people and new and established parishioners.

https://www.ocp.org/en-us/blog/entry/the-growing-parish-expanding-your-music-ministry-along-with-your-community

"Going, Going, Gone" New Research from the US on Why Young People Disaffiliate with the Catholic Church.

"Going, Going, Gone" New Research from the US on Why Young People Disaffiliate with the Catholic Church.

Last month new research about why young people are leaving the Church was released in the US. One of the co-authors of the report "Going, Going, Gone", John Vitek, was in Australia and presented the research at the Australian Catholic Youth and Youth Ministry Research Seminar. While the research was focused on American youth, there are many similarities with the Australian Church.