David Haas and Robert W. Piercy team up to create this outstanding, coordinated program of music, prayer services, and liturgies tied to the major themes of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Theres great music from David Haas, including 12 new songs and 9 of his best-loved, all re-recorded featuring both childrens and adult voices and fresh arrangementshymns, songs, psalms, canticles, and ritual music especially appropriate for childrens voices.
Bob Piercy gives us 49 marvelous prayer services, each about 15 minutes long. Seven prayer services are tailored to each grade level, K-6, on the themes of creation, Jesus Christ, morality, church, sacraments, God, and salvation history. All the services are coordinated with the music and are carefully prepared according to the latest information available on the spiritual development of children.
In addition, Robert Piercy supplies five school-wide liturgies: opening of the school year, Advent, Lent, end of the school year, and a reconciliation service.
Perfect for all catechists, presiders, and liturgists, this curriculum-based music and liturgy program accompanies BROWN-ROAs new series Walking By Faith, a K-6 curriculum; however, the materials are invaluable for any catechetical program or young peoples liturgy program.
1. WALKING BY FAITH
2. GODS PEOPLE (PSALM 100)
3. ADVENT GATHERING: MAKE READY THE WAY/COME O LORD
4. HOLY IS YOUR NAME (CANTICLE OF MARY)
5. ALLELUIA/GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
6. TO YOU, O LORD (PSALM 25)
7. BLEST ARE YOU, O GOD (CANTICLE OF ZACHARY)
8. PEOPLE OF GOD/ALLELUIA
9. THE BREAD THAT GIVES LIFE
10. DEEP DOWN I KNOW
11. LIKE THE SWEET FRAGRANCE (CANTICLE OF SIRACH)
12. THIS IS THE DAY (PSALM 118)
13. PRAYER FOR PEACE
14. LORD, BE WITH ME (PSALM 91)
15. RAINING DOWN MANNA (PSALM 78)
16. EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE: JESUS HEAL US
17. BLEST ARE THEY
18. SONG OF THE BODY OF CHRIST
19. FINAL BLESSING
David Haas resides in Eagan, Minnesota, where he is director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and serves as campus minister / artist-in-residence at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where he also teaches in the theology and music departments. Highly regarded as one of the preeminent liturgical music composers in the English-speaking world, he has produced more than 45 collections of original music. His liturgical works are sung and prayed throughout the world and appear in hymnals of many Christian denominations and in many languages. A native of Bridgeport, Michigan, and the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, David is a 1975 graduate of Bridgeport High School and studied vocal music performance, piano, and conducting at Central Michigan University. He completed his studies in music performance, liturgy, and theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Presently an active member of St. Cecilia Church in St. Paul, he formerly served as director of music and liturgy at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Ankeny, Iowa and The Church of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park, Minnesota as well as being composer-in-residence at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Minneapolis. From 1985-1988 he was an adjunct instructor and composer-in-residence at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul, during which time he was very active internationally in writing, composing, and presenting workshops and seminars on the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. During these years, David was part of what is commonly referred to as the Minnesota School in collaboration with two of his colleagues, Michael Joncas and Marty Haugen, in producing some of the most popular and effective music for the Church's worship that has appeared in the days following the Second Vatican Council.
Gregory F. Augustine Pierce is president and co-publisher of ACTA Publications in Chicago. He is the author of Spirituality @ Work: 10 Ways to Balance Your Life On-the-Job (Loyola Press) and the editor of Christmas Presence: Twelve Gifts That Were More Than They Seemed (ACTA).