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The Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to this online workshop with liturgist John Flaherty.

In these times when their loved loves are slipping away from this world to the next, those moments when people are at their most broken and vulnerable, they come to you. They come to you with more questions than answers. How will you meet them?

This workshop for music ministers, liturgy coordinators, and others offers an opportunity to build or sharpen the skills necessary to meet and accompany the bereaved through the rituals of the Order of Christian Funerals. The deepest meanings of the rubrics are waiting to be unlocked by one who can interpret them as only you, the poet and artist, can do.

To Attend
Registration will is open online (click Buy Tickets button). This is a virtual workshop. On the Friday before the workshop, registered participants will receive an invitation to connect via live videoconference using Zoom. Read here on how to connect.

In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. For further information, please email the Center at

About the Speaker
John Flaherty, M.A. has been involved in music and educational ministry for over 36 years as an educator, elementary school principal, music director, liturgy director, and composer. He is presently serves as the director of Liturgy and Music at LMU, and as chairperson of the Liturgy Committee and Music Director for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Mr. Flaherty is a contributing writer for Modern Liturgy, Pastoral Music, Our Family, and Hosanna magazines. He sits on the Editorial Board of Table. His compositions and recordings are published by World Library Publications and GIA Publications. 

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