NCLS & NCLM & National Hymnal Committee

National Council for Liturgy and Sacraments (NCLS) 

The National Council for Liturgy and the Sacraments is a body of 7 members (two from each region of the country – West, Ontario, and Atlantic – and a chairperson) who serve in an advisory position to the Bishops of the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments on liturgical matters.  They also bring forward questions and concerns regarding liturgical matters at the Diocesan and Parish levels. The National Council for Liturgy and the Sacraments meets once a year with the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments.  Meetings and correspondence are coordinated through the Director and Staff of the National Liturgy Office.

  • Dr. Simone Brosig (Calgary), Chairperson
  • Gregory Beath (Toronto), Ontario Region (appointed)
  • Fr. Conrad Edwards (chair of ALC, Antigonish), Atlantic Region (elected) 
  • Heidi Epp (Prince Albert), Western Region (elected) 
  • Klara Kinahan (Ottawa), Ontario Region (elected)
  • Fr. Keith Kinnific (Charlottetown), Atlantic Region (appointed)
  • Fr. Tien Tran (Vancouver), Western Region (appointed) 

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National Council for Liturgical Music  (NCLM) 

The National Council for Liturgical Music is a body of 7 appointed individuals  (two from each region of the country – West, Ontario, and Atlantic – and a chairperson) who  advise the Episcopal Commission on matters concerning liturgical and sacred music.  They assist Bishops across the country by assessing music submitted by composers for liturgical use.    This group also meets once a year with the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments.  Correspondence is coordinated through the Staff of the National Liturgy Office. 

  • Fr. Geoffrey Angeles, Chairperson
  • Patty Fowler, Atlantic Region
  • Karen Koester, Western Region
  • Leo Marchildon, Atlantic Region
  • Fr. John-Mark Missio, Ontario Region
  • John Morgan, Western Region
  • Christina Ronzio, Ontario Region 

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National Hymnal Committee

The Hymnal project has been approved by the Executive of the CCCB following the recommendation of the ECLS.  The recommendation came as a result of responses received from a national survey which was conducted in the Spring of 2015, subsequent study and consultation.  The National Hymnal Committee is an appointed group of recommended individuals from across the country mandated to suggest the contents and structure of the new National Hymnal to the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments.  This Committee will work closely with the NCLM.  All newly composed music being considered for the hymnal must be assessed and approved by the NCLM.  Correspondence with the Hymnal Committee made be made through the Staff of the National Liturgy Office.  The confirmed members to date (May 31/16) are:

 

  • Leo Marchildon, Chairperson (Diocese of Charlottetown)
  • Darren Denomme (Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie)
  • Gloria Gassi (Diocese of London)
  • Michel Guimont (Archdiocese of Ottawa)
  • Lia O'Hara (Diocese of Calgary)
  • Heather Reid (Archdiocese of Ottawa)
  • Chris Santillàn (Archdiocese of Gatineau)