The Organ in Catholic Liturgy

The Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring a workshop entitled “The Organ in Catholic Liturgy” on Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. The workshop will provide both practical and liturgical advice for organists, priests, music directors, and interested laity regarding the organ role’s in the Sacred Liturgy.

According to the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, “…the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man’s mind to God and to higher things.” Participants in the workshop will discover why the Church holds the organ in such high esteem, how it can be used to its fullest potential at Mass and other liturgical services, and how the AGO can support and sustain the ministry of organists and musicians in Catholic parishes today, whether you have a pipe organ or an electronic organ.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Raphael Micca, co-dean of the AGO chapter, at 570-301-9253 or email