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Summer 2014 Workshops

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These events are open to the public. Separate registration brochures will be sent to our regular mailing list automatically and to others on request.

19th Annual Pastoral Music Workshop presented by David Haas and Lori True

June 6, 7-9 p.m. and June 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
UIW Chapel, Administration Building

Friday evening Concert, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday:Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m

David Haas is the director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and serves as a member of the campus ministry team at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. A composer of over 40 collections of liturgical music with GIA Publications, he has been active for many years as a conference and workshop speaker, consultant, concert performer, recording artist and an author of over 14 books in the areas of music, liturgy, religious education, youth ministry, prayer and spirituality. He is the founder and executive director of "Music Ministry Alive!" (a national liturgical music formation program for youth), and is a monthly columnist for Ministry and Liturgy magazine.

Lori True is presently Campus Minister for Music and Liturgy at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. A former parish music and liturgy director in New Hampshire and Minnesota, she is a composer of several collections of liturgical music with GIA Publications, most recently There Is Room for Us All . She is active as a master cantor, workshop and retreat leader, recording artist, author, and Associate Director of "Music Ministry Alive!".

Cost:$50 per person, $40 per person for groups of 3 or more and UIW graduates and current students. Includes Saturday lunch.

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Ministry and Education Conference
Teaching about God's Gift of Forgiveness
Dr. Sandra Derby

Fri./Sat., June 27-28, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. both days.
UIW Marian Hall Ballroom

Using the 2014 Catechetical Sunday theme, Dr. Sandra Derby will help us reflect on God's inexhaustible mercy, forgiveness, and love. Guided by scripture and recent papal documents (Novo Mellenio Ineunte, Deus Caritas Est , and Evangelii Gaudium), we will reflect on our own experience of God's grace and our call as educators and catechetical ministers to enliven the experience of God's forgiveness in those we teach and serve.

Dr. Sandra Derby received her MA in Theology at the University of Notre Dame and her PhD in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds degrees in piano performance and choral conducting. She has worked as a pastoral minister and catechist in four archdioceses and has served on the faculties of four universities. Dr. Derby currently serves as Campus Minister and member of the Administrative Team at St. Michael Catholic School in Houston, Texas. She is active as a retreat facilitator, choral clinician, and staff development consultant.

Cost: $50 per person, $40 per person for groups of 3 or more, and UIW graduates and students. A light lunch on both Friday and Saturday is included.

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