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Living Liturgy for Music Ministers 2021 Year B

Living Liturgy for Music Ministers 2021 Year B

Katy Beedle Rice, Orin E. Johnson & Verna Holyhead, SGS

Inspire music ministers to more prayerfully lead the assembly with Living Liturgy for Music Ministers. Fresh content and an engaging team of contributors offer music ministers the spiritual preparation they need to be confident, effective leaders of sung prayer. The Liturgy of the Word, and particularly the psalm, will come alive in new ways for the entire worshiping assembly. 

Living Liturgy for Music Ministers begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2020 and includes the following:

  • Suggestions for the psalmist's spiritual preparation and prayer

  • Readings and responsorial psalm for every Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass, and holy days of obligation

  • Reflection on the day's gospel reading

  • Catechetical connections between the responsorial psalm and the readings


Katy Beedle Rice is a catechist and writer who lives with her husband and three children in Boise, Idaho. She is a formation leader for the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, training catechists who work with children ages three through six. Rice is also a contributing preacher for the Dominican Podcast theWord (, writes for Celebration Publications, a division of the National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company, and blogs about motherhood, ministry, and the Eucharist at

Orin Johnson has been director of music ministries at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in St. Charles, Missouri, since 2012. There, he directs a children's choir, a contemporary ensemble, a funeral choir, and a team of cantors, and supervises two other choirs and liturgical ministries at a K-8 parochial school. He was also coordinator of music and liturgy at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, from 1998 to 2012. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Erin, and pet dog, Gracie.

Verna Holyhead, SGS (1933-2011), Australian Sister of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St. Benedict, wrote with an emphasis on biblical scholarship, liturgical insight, and pastoral challenge. She is the author of the three-volume collection Welcoming the Word in Year A, B, and C, published by Liturgical Press.

Additional content includes contributions by John R. Donahue, SJ; Amy Ekeh; Dennis Gunn, CFC; and John W. Martens.


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