Welcome to NPM!

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is an organization for anyone who recognizes and supports the value of musical liturgy. We are choir directors, organists, guitarists, pianists, instrumentalists of all kinds, priests, cantors, and pastoral liturgists. We are members of contemporary ensembles, handbell choirs, and choral groups. Some of our members are young people in high school and college, while some are veteran directors of music ministries. We represent parishes large and small as well as seminaries, schools, religious communities, cathedral churches and diocesan offices. Many of our members belong to interest sections for various musical ministries, for clergy, for chant or pastoral liturgy, and for musicians serving African American, Hispanic and Asian communities. Some of our members are not actively involved in a particular musical or liturgical ministry, but want to support the important work of pastoral musicians.

If you are already a member of NPM, you know the importance of the Association for advancing the musical and liturgical life of the Church in the United States. If you are not currently a member or have never participated in an NPM event, we extend to you a warm invitation to join us in "fostering the art of musical liturgy."


¡Bienvenidos a la NPM!

La Asociación Nacional de músicos pastorales (NPM) es una organización para los que reconocen y apoyan el valor de la oración cantada en la liturgia. Somos directores de coro, organistas, guitarristas, pianistas, instrumentistas de todo tipo, sacerdotes, cantores y liturgistas pastorales. Somos miembros de grupos corales, conjuntos contemporáneos y coros de campanas. Algunos de nuestros miembros son jóvenes de preparatoria y universidad, mientras que algunos son veteranos directores de ministerios de música. Somos representantes de las parroquias grandes y pequeñas así como seminarios, escuelas, comunidades religiosas, las catedrales y oficinas diocesanas. Muchos de nuestros miembros pertenecen a las secciones de interés para diversos ministerios musicales, para el clero, para canto o liturgia pastoral y para los músicos que sirven a las comunidades afroamericanas, hispanas y asiáticas. Algunos de nuestros miembros no están involucrados en un ministerio musical o litúrgico, pero desean apoyar el trabajo de músicos pastorales.

Si ya eres un miembro de la NPM, sabes la importancia de la Asociación para el avance de la vida musical y litúrgica de la iglesia en los Estados Unidos. Si usted no es actualmente un miembro o nunca ha participado en un evento de NPM, nosotros le extendemos una invitación cordial a unirse a nosotros en «fomentar el arte de la liturgia musical.»


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Today Mark Scozzafave (Director of Music, Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago, IL) discusses the pastoral sensitivities needed as music ministers for this time, especially with weddings. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today Mark Scozzafave (Director of Music Ministries, Old St. Pat's Church, Chicago, IL) shares thoughts and suggestions on how we, as pastoral musicians, can best serve couples as they prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. How can we best support them, especially during a global pandemic?
Tune in via our Facebook page and YouTube channel (youtube.com/NPMlivestream) today at 3 pm ET/2 pm CT.
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Join Stephen in an afternoon of music meant to uplift and inspire. Pray with us!
Today's song list:
Rest In God (Psalm 62)
Quiet My Soul
Lord Send Out Your Spirit (Psalm 104)
Look Into The Eyes
Tu Eres Mi Otro Yo (You are my other self)
We Will Get Through This Storm
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