The second annual East Coast Hispanic Pastoral Musicians Conference took place last weekend, Thursday, July 31-Sunday, Aug. 3, at St. Agnes Parish in Blackwood. Hispanic Catholics from all over came together to celebrate their faith and culture, and to learn ways to help their community and ministry in their own parishes.
The conference, called Que Toda La Tierra Cante (“Let All The Earth Sing”), included talks centered on multiculturalism in the church and uniting diverse music ministry communities. Presenters included Hispanic ministry leaders from throughout the United States. Bishop Joseph A. Galante celebrated the closing Mass on Sunday afternoon, and participants were treated to a concert with Hispanic musicians on Saturday night. On Friday, before the start of the conference, there was a Professional Day workshop for those parish pastors, music/choir directors, and liturgical ministers working with Hispanics. Top, a presenter leads the participants in song. Right, conference-goers clap along to the music.
Photos by James A. McBride
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