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Bio: Michael R. Prendergast

Michael R. Prendergast has over 50 years experience as a musician and liturgist at the parish, cathedral and diocesan levels.  A native of the diocese of Helena, Montana, Michael served as the cathedral musician at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota.  

He was Director of the Office of Worship and Christian Initiation for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings in Eastern Montana.  He served as OCP's liturgy specialist and editor of Today's Liturgy, during which time he received two Catholic Press Association awards as an editor and author.  


Michael is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Theology at the University of Portland and served as the director of liturgy and music at St. Andrew Parish in Portland, Oregon for 14 years.

Michael has written on topics related to music and liturgy in Pastoral Music, Church, Liturgical Ministry, New Theology Review, Today's Liturgy, Rite, Pastoral Liturgy, Today's Parish Minister, Celebrate, Deacon Digest, At Home with the Word, Sourcebook for Sunday and Seasons and Catechumenate.  He holds a masters degree in theological studies from Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, Oregon, and a masters degree in liturgical studies from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.  


From 2007-2013, Michael served as a FORUM team member for the North American Forum on the Catchumenate.

Bio: Dr. Anne C. McGuire


Dr. Anne C. McGuire is a parish liturgist and music director, whose background includes university teaching, programming at a Shrine, and frequent articles on pastoral liturgy.  She holds a master's degree from St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. 


Anne is passionate about liturgy, a faith rooted in the paschal mystery, and the universal all to saintliness and holiness.  Her own journey of faith contributes to her passionate involvement with all of the arts.  She is currently Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Pius X parish in Omaha, Nebraska.


  • Vatican II:  People of God / Body of Christ

  • Ecumenical/Interfaith:  Collaboration and Dialogue

  • Scripture and Tradition:  Embracing the Living Word of God

  • Paschal Mystery:  Worship, Sacraments, Prayer, Spirituality, Music, and the Arts

  • Hospitality:  Inclusion and Inter-Cultural Sensitivity

  • Catechesis:  Ongoing Faith Formation and Mystagogy

  • Ministry, Mission and Service:  Embracing the Gospel Mandate



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