My niece and I had the honour of going to the Music Ministry Alive (MMA) annual conference in Minnesota, USA recently (via NYC and an unexpected overnight stay in Pittsburg, PA because of a delayed flight!) I came back spiritually uplifted! I've attached a few pictures, one of which is a rare picture with 'The Haas'!
Music Ministry Alive! is an annual five-day summer institute held at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, for youth and adult leaders who have a passion for liturgical music and the desire to serve as ministers in their parishes and schools.
This experience is open to any young person entering their 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year in high school or their first or second year of college. Applicants should be presently involved in music ministry in their parish or school and have a desire to deepen that commitment.
An adult track is also offered for adult leaders who are involved in mentoring young people in leadership roles in the Church, such as parish music directors, liturgy coordinators, youth ministers, pastors, catechists, teachers, and volunteers.
Each summer, about 150 youth and 50 adult leaders come together as an MMA community to celebrate their gifts, their love of liturgical music, and the power of their faith!