Composing Original Music for Liturgy & Other Ministry Settings

Within the framework of our ancient creed and liturgical norms there is much flexibility as to the style of music that can be brought to Mass and other ministry settings. Music ministers are invited to bring their instruments and sheet music of original songs and arrangements to this workshop. Or, bring your as-yet uncompleted original song/hymn, receive encouragement, suggestions for ways to bring your songs to completion. There are many gifted music ministers and singers in our diocese. While keeping the old songs alive, let's also bring new songs to birth.


Matt Sanders

Matt Sanders was the youth minister at St. John the Evangelist and chaplain at Juvenile Hall prior to his current ministry work as a chaplain at Mercy San Juan Med Center. His M.A. in Pastoral Ministry is from Santa Clara Univ. He co-leads a Centering Prayer group at "New Folsom" state prison, and serves as a spiritual director. Matt incorporates music into his ministry, has led multiple choirs.