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Top Music

For those of us who minister to today's teenagers, it is vitally important to remain in touch with young people's lives. And the lives of young people are saturated with music. They talk with music in the background. They watch …

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Music and Liturgy

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on various songs and pieces of music in the liturgy to come to a greater understanding.

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Using Music in Teaching

An article on incorporating music in teaching.

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Contemporary Music, Ageless Wisdom: Using the Language of Teens to Speak the Gospel

It is no secret that teens are absolutely immersed in music. The question for those ministering to youth is, "Should we make a stance against the kinds of music kids are listening to or should we use their music to …

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Music to My Ears

Students evaluate a contemporary piece of music based on several different categories of violence and disrespect.

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Memory-Making Music

Interview three adults about their special music memories. Ask them the following questions and record their responses in the space provided.

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Gregorian Chant - "Dies Irae"

Gregorian Chant recording.

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De Profundis - Gregorian Chant, Catholic Songs

Gregorian Chant recording.

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Gregorian Chant - Deus, Deus meus

Gregorian Chant recording.

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The Healing Has Begun

The song/video "The Healing Has Begun," by Matthew West, available on YouTube (3:52) with lyrics, is a song about opening up to the healing power of God. It is appropriate for opening prayer on day 3.

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The Rizers- 1 John 4:7 (Let Us Love One Another)

This video is a song based on a Scripture verse about loving one another.

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A Thousand Teenagers Singing at Mass?

Every August, despite our enthusiasm to bring fresh ideas to our classrooms and curriculum, the same question lingers for us as we plan for another year of all-school liturgies: How do we get a thousand teenagers to sing at Mass? …

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Song/video "Creation (Music Video)"

The song/video “Creation (Music Video),” by bloodrunsclear, available on YouTube (3:37), uses the song “Diem Ex Dei.” It is a beautiful video about creation and is appropriate for use on day 1.

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Raising Up Leaders

I had a fascinating time with a group of young leaders. I was most struck by the diversity of the young people from a particular area. They came from single parent households, working-class families, and professional families. They were black …

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The Feast of Saint Cecilia

The Feast of Saint Cecilia "All their neighbors aided them with silver vessels, with gold, with goods,with animals, and with valuable gifts." (Ezra 1:6) Very little is known of Saint Cecilia. It is thought that she was martyred for her …

Saint Ephrem (c.306-373)

Saint Ephrem was born around the year 306 and died in 373 at Edessa, called Urfa today, in Iraq. He was a famous theologian and writer, but he is best known for his musical writings--hymns, songs, and homilies--written to be …

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Praying the Psalms

Remember the television show from the late 80's called "Doogie Howser, M.D.?" At the end of every show, Doogie would sit down at his computer and write a 2 or 3 sentence "blurb" that perfectly summed up his day and …

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Prayer of Saint Francis by Sarah MacLachlan

Singer Sarah MacLachlan sings the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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Song/video "Chris Tomlin—Films and Music Inspired by ‘The Story’ ‘Your Heart’ (David)"

The song/video “Chris Tomlin—Films and Music Inspired by ‘The Story’ ‘Your Heart’ (David),” available on YouTube (4:39), is a nicely done musical reflection on the idea of having a heart for God, just as King David had. It is appropriate for use on day 2.