OCP Institute: ‘Discover, Sing, Celebrate’ to transform Catholic faith through song

OCP Institute: ‘Discover, Sing, Celebrate’ to transform Catholic faith through song


PORTLAND, Ore., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Beginning early June, 2012, leading liturgical publisher OCP will launch a new format of their popular OCP Institute clinic series titled: Discover, Sing, Celebrate. The focus of this new event? Spiritual development and formation.

Concentrated on transforming faith through music, prayer and reflection, Discover, Sing, Celebrate uses songs from the top Hispanic, Catholic hymnal Flor y Canto, tercera edicion, to aid in spiritual formation and personal discovery within a retreat-style setting.

Pedro Rubalcava, Director of Hispanic Ministries at OCP says, “The way that we understand the role of music and use it in our personal and communal prayer helps us make connections to the Eucharist when the whole community gathers. What we sing has the power to form and transform. This is what Discover, Sing, Celebrate accomplishes—using songs as vehicles to change what we know and how we look at our discipleship and relationship to Christ and the Church.”

Helping attendees examine their personal roles within the church, the event brings the formational qualities of liturgical music to light, illuminating them as tools for evangelization.

Discover, Sing, Celebrate is only one of the OCP Institute event series. Currently serving Hispanic Catholics across the U.S., these events continue to engage and inspire this fastest-growing segment of the Catholic Church. Other formats like “Sing to the Lord!” are geared toward parish musicians with workshops like sight-reading, improving guitar and vocal techniques.

“OCP Institutes are ideal for worship communities that have a Hispanic ministry as they bring much needed training and formation,” says OCP Institute Clinician, Rodolfo Lopez. “Many Spanish-speaking music ministers are volunteers with little formal music education. We provide an opportunity for them to learn from experts in the field. Expanding the skills of the parish musicians enhances the worship experience for the entire community.”

The inaugural Discover, Sing, Celebrate event will be held June 2 at Saint Marcellinus church in City of Commerce, Cal. To register, please visit OCP.org/Institute-Registration. For more information about OCP Institutes visit OCP.org/Institute.

About OCP

OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 85 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. More information is available at 1-800-548-8749, ocp.org and Facebook.com/OCPmusic.

Media Contacts: Erin McClellan, 503.460.5363, erinm@ocp.org

Laure Krupp, 503.460.5321, events@ocp.org


OCP Institute: ‘Discover, Sing, Celebrate’ to transform Catholic faith through song