This practical pastoral resource provides helpful formation and guidance for lectors and proclaimers of the Word. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent 2023, Living Liturgy™ for Lectors includes:
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Michele Dachtler Warner has been active in church music for most of her life, having been the first-ever cantor at her church in the early 1980s. While teaching voice lessons at Saint Mary's College (South Bend, Indiana) for many years, Michele also coached numerous leaders-of-song both with the Notre Dame Folk Choir and at workshops across the US and in Ireland. She is privileged to work and sing most often alongside her husband, Steven C. Warner.
M. Roger Holland, II, is a teaching assistant professor in music and religion and director of The Spirituals Project at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City where he received a master of divinity degree, Roger also served as artist-in-residence and director of the Union Gospel Choir for over thirteen years. Roger serves as liturgical music consultant for the Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Black Ministry and music director for their special masses at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Jessica Mannen Kimmet is a freelance writer and liturgical musician. Formerly a full-time college campus minister, she now spends her days overseeing a domestic church and the growth of her three young sons. She holds a BA in theology and music theory and a master of divinity, both from the University of Notre Dame.
Paul-Vincent Niebauer, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey. He possesses a bachelor’s in theatre and secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in directing from the Chicago School of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Since 1995 he has taught and directed theatre at Saint John’s Preparatory School. Br. Paul-Vincent has also directed for the Saint Cloud Civic Theatre and the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Opera Workshop. He also serves as communications and marketing director and vocation team leader for Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Kate Williams is the vice president of sacred music at GIA Publications, Inc. She holds a bachelor of music composition from DePaul University in Chicago, as well as a masters of arts in liturgical studies from Catholic Theological Union in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago where it was her privilege to study as a distinguished Bernardin Scholar. She serves as a workshop leader, consultant, and musician in the Archdiocese of Chicago and abroad, following a passion to serve in multicultural, multigenerational communities, while mentoring young voices and building bridges through music ministry.
Father Ruberval Monteiro da Silva, a Benedictine monk, was born in Rolândia in the South of Brazil. He began praying with art during his novitiate year of religious formation and later earned a doctorate in theology and Christian iconography. Fr. Monteiro da Silva has created works in churches and chapels throughout Europe and teaches liturgy and arts at the Pontifical Liturgy Institute of Rome.