Last Saturday, I attended the first annual Sacred Music Clinic for the Diocese of Lincoln. Hosted by Bishop Conley with nationally known presenters (Adam Bartlett and Matthew Meloche), over 200 musicians gathered to learn how to sing the Mass. The event took place in the resplendent Saint Thomas Aquinas Newman Center. Throughout the clinic, students and adults could be seen visiting the beautifully appointed Chapel for prayer and adoration.

Highlights from the day included seeing so many young people, religious and priests involved in parish music and eager to learn from their Shepherd, Bishop Conley. Also, Adam Bartlett shared a helpful description of the different roles music plays in our lives and the role the Church’s sacred music can play in our worship. Finally, schola director Nicholas Lemme inspired our large chant group as he taught us how to sing the Communion Antiphon.

I enjoyed attending with two friends: Sr. Ellen Marie Bayer and Virginia Maas. Sr. Ellen Marie seemed to know almost everyone in attendance.

Congratulations to Lincoln for a successful and informative Sacred Music Clinic!

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Here is an article about the clinic: Amy Flamminio at New Liturgical Movement

Here are some photos from this fantastic day: