Christina Ronzio

Director

Christina Ronzio



When and Where

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Holy Cross Parish
14400 Argyll Road
Georgetown, ON L7G 5S6

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  • 9:00 Sign-in
  • 9:30 Morning Prayer
  • 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Retreat

Cost

$20.00 (includes lunch)

Registration Brochure:

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congregation singing at annual musicians retreat

Annual Musicians' Retreat
"Breathing as the Body of Christ"

 

Focus of Day

This year’s retreat will explore how the breath of the Spirit blows upon our lives as individuals and ministers of music and how, together, we can listen in order to integrate our gifts and breathe as the one Body of Christ.

Familiar and new songs spanning the history of sacred music — chants and hymns, together with texts and music from today’s composers, like John Angotti — will help us to explore what it means to breathe as the Body of Christ in our world today.

Our facilitator

Rev. Dr. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS

Rev. Dr. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS has an extensive academic and pastoral background. Fr. Paul received his bachelor's degree in Theology with a minor in Music from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, followed by a Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) with a concentration in Word and Worship (Liturgy) from Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago.

For thirteen-and-a-half years he served as Director of Continuing Education for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM).

Rooted in Dominican Life and Spirituality, Fr. Paul is a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington-Philadelphia Province. His religious community staffs St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, the center for their Toledo-Detroit Province.

An organist and pianist by training, Fr. Paul loves music. He also enjoys taking time to enjoy cooking, hospitality, nature, movies, and plays, but his greatest love is to be with people in prayer and in social engagements.

He tries to affirm in all he meets, these words of St. Francis de Sales: "Be who you are and be that perfectly well, to the glory of God who created you."