Reviews of The Liturgy Planner
NEED HELP TO PLAN THE LITURGY?
"Planning good liturgies isn't always easy. Let's face it;
although studies show that pastors want good liturgies, not every one is good at it. USP has talked with many pastors who
privately admit that organizing good liturgy is one of the hardest parts of their jobs. There's help.
Lots of it. USP suggests The Liturgy Planner, published by Liturgy House Publications in Portland, Oregon. Here's a magazine
that takes you by the hand with weekly liturgies planned to the last detail. It's ideal for the music minister too." U.S.
"Many publishers provide a companion periodical which makes
reference to each publisher's songs. THE LITURGY PLANNER is unique because it provides a range of songs from many publishers.
With THE LITURGY PLANNER you get good ideas from an independent source, above all, you can get a wide variety of appropriate
hymns and Psalms, Sunday after Sunday. Another good feature of The Liturgy Planner is its regular inclusion of the
full score of some choral material, so you can get a sampling of what's available. Especially for choir directors, this feature
in valuable and important." PARISH LITURGY
"The issues are easy to follow and contain more resources than one would
expect for the subscription price. Pastors and liturgy committees not need a homily outline will find material here to expand
their ideas and adaptations for deeper liturgy." MODERN LITURGY
"Of special interest to liturgy committees and anyone entrusted with
weekly planning is THE LITURGY PLANNER." AIM LITURGICAL RESOURCES
Letters from our subscribers:
"In my work planning the music for our parish, cathedral, and diocesan functions, as well as our diocesan
weekly television Mass series - I have come to rely on your magazine as the primary source. In total I subscribe to and use
seven Liturgy/Music planning guides (including the Sourcebook).
Some of the areas I find yours the most valuable are:
- completeness: you obviously research every source available
- fairness: your recommendations give no preferentials for composer or publisher - just the best possible
- the other valuable articles contained in each issue - so on-target for the needs of all pastoral musicians
- the interesting music samples contained in each issue: again, it seems, giving equal treatment to all
Your liturgy planner is destined to become the most relied upon tool of most pastoral planners in the country."
Georgy Goebel, Venice FL
"Thank you for your past excellant service. The planner has helped me immensely in preparing music for Sunday
services." Tina Vigna, Kamloops, BC
"I have just received my current copy of The Liturgy Planner. Thanks! The magazine has been a great help
in my work. I wanted to pass along the name of a friend who might be interested in a subscription. Again, thanks for your
services and keep them coming!" Ronald Harrison, Cincinnati, OH