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The One Call Institute welcomes you to join us for a special morning of prayer, learning, and fellowship! On Saturday, June 30, we are opening our conference program to all those engaged in pastoral ministry: singers, instrumentalists, catechists, pastors, liturgists, etc. Ministers of all ages are invited to join the participants and team of the 2018 One Call Institute for prayer, liturgical formation, and breakout sessions designed to help build your knowledge and improve your ministry. 

In only a few short hours, you'll receive an incredible formation experience with some of the best clinicians at work in the Church today! Don't miss it. Tell your friends in ministry, and make sure they come along with you!


7:30am - 8:15am     Registration and light refreshments.

Check in, pay your registration fee, grab a cup of coffee, and mingle with other Summer Colloquium participants from around the region!

8:30am - 9:15am     Morning prayer. 

Join us for morning prayer, led by the youth participants and team members of One Call. With a homily given by Msgr. Ray East, our prayer will focus on the themes of renewal and regeneration. We are reminded that Christ, the fountain ever springing, makes fresh all our hearts. Saint Paul's letter to the Philippians reassures us that we "can do all things through Him who strengthens" us. 

9:30am - 10:45am     Keynote session. 

Presented by renowned teacher and composer Fr. Michael Joncas, this keynote session explores the history and development of liturgical music in the United States following the Second Vatican Council. In doing so, Fr. Joncas highlights the changes in the American Church, the seeds of "culture wars", and the evolution of the musical and theological content of what we sing. If you are involved in your community's liturgical life, you won't want to miss this session!

11:00am - 12:00pm   Learning sessions. 

Participants will choose one session to attend. Led by our nationally known team, these sessions are designed to provide practical and theoretical resources you can use right away in your ministry. The sessions offered are:

Cantor workshop. The role of cantor is of critical importance in our liturgies and worship. Yet, many parishes see the cantor simply as the "soloist." In this session, Bonnie Faber and Berta Sabrio provide musical and ministerial formation for cantors of all ages and skill levels. You will learn vocal technique, vocal health, and effective ways to lead the assembly. But, you will also explore the spirituality and ministry of serving as a cantor in your community.

Liturgical Flow: Understanding the Key to Effective Liturgy. If your Sunday liturgy is good, but you want it to be great, you may need better liturgical and musical flow. It’s a concept difficult to define yet simple to implement once you know what to look for. Acclaimed author and clinician Diana Macalintal will help you learn how to spot the obstacles and unblock your way to excellent liturgy that fully engages the assembly in word, music, and action.

Engaging the Youth of Your ParishEvery parish community has asked some variation of the question, "Where are have the youth gone?" In this session, OCI co-director Matt Reichert reviews and unpacks current research of young Catholics, examines the social trends and concepts every parish should know, and explains why engagement starts with asking the right questions.

Incorporating Bilingual Music. “My pastor says I have to begin using bilingual music. Now what?” This session demonstrates techniques to help you use bilingual music that has a Spanish style. Presented by renowned composer Jaime Cortez, in this session, you will hear several bilingual Mass settings that are available, learn how to teach your choir members to sing bilingual music in a more authentic way, and help instrumentalists understand their role in a bilingual music ensemble.

12:15pm - 12:30pm   Wrap-up and concluding remarks.

We end our time together with some final thoughts, an opportunity for networking, and brief remarks from the Stephen Petrunak, president of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.




The grandson of Baptist missionaries to South Africa, Msgr. Ray East was born in Newark, New Jersey. Raised in San Diego, he graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration. His position with the National Association of Minority Contractors brought him to Washington, DC, where he later experienced a call to the priesthood and was ordained in 1981 by Cardinal James Hickey.

Fr. Ray has served in six Washington parishes before being named director of the Office of Black Catholics and Vicar for Evangelization. He is a member of the boards of Jobs Partnership Greater Washington, Food and Friends, the Center for Ministry Development, and St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA. In 2005 he received the Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi USA and in 2010 was the recipient of the Jubilate Deo Award from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He has worked in the areas of Liturgy, Youth Ministry and Evangelization. 

Fr. Ray currently serves as pastor of St. Teresa of Avila parish in Southeast Washington DC.

Msgr. Ray East

Msgr. Ray East


Fr. Michael Joncas

Fr. Michael Joncas

Ordained in 1980 as a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN, Fr. (Jan) Michael Joncas served from 1980 to 1984 as associate pastor with Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Maplewood, Minnesota. Following that assignment, he was campus minister and education director for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota from 1984 to 1987. Next, from 1987 to 1991, he was focused on graduate study in Rome where he earned a doctorate in liturgical studies from the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of the Ateneo S. Anselmo in Rome. From 1991 to 1993, he was a parochial administrator at St. Cecilia's Parish in St. Paul, Minnesota.  From 1991 he has taught in graduate programs in theology at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN; St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN; the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and the Angelicum University, Rome, Italy, among other institutions. 

Fr. Michael has published seven books. Over 250 of his articles have appeared in publications such as WorshipPastoral Music and Ecclesia Orans. He also has composed more than 300 pieces and recorded more than 20 collections of liturgical music. He is currently Artist in Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.



Bonnie started her career as a music teacher, and to this day she maintains the clear, methodical manner of an educator.  She has worked in music ministry in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul archdiocese for more than four decades, including teaching at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas. Currently she serves as the Choir Director at Corpus Christi Parish in Roseville, MN.  

Bonnie travels all over the country giving cantor clinics and workshops, including NPM Institutes and Conferences. She served on the faculty of Music Ministry Alive, with David Haas for 19 years.  She is energetic, funny, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and has the enormous heart of someone sincerely dedicated to serving Christ and his people. 

Bonnie Faber

Bonnie Faber


Berta Sabrio

Berta Sabrio

Berta Sabrio is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she studied voice with baritone Philip Frohnmayer and keyboard with Dr. John Murphy.  She made her operatic debut with the New Orleans Opera under the direction of George Manahan, the current director of the New York City Opera.  She has been privileged to work with renowned conductors Paul Salamunovich, Larry Wyatt, and the late David Davidson.  She is a sought after vocalist and accompanies several instrumental studios. 

She is currently the Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church where she conducts four choirs and a cantor ministry.  As a member of the National Pastoral Musicians and as the Chapter Director for the Association’s Baltimore chapter, she has served the Archdiocese of Baltimore as a clinician and educator. She recently served as the cantor for the internationally televised installation of Baltimore’s new Archbishop and as conductor for the Catholic Schools Convocation Mass at the Meyerhoff. 

Berta has been performing as a soloist and accompanist in the greater Washington/Baltimore area for more than 20 years.



Diana Macalintal is the cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry. She is an author and speaker on liturgy, music, RCIA, and intercultural ministry. She holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for almost 30 years.

Diana's latest books include The Work of Your Hands, a collection of prayers; Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing, a parish resource for marriage preparation which she wrote with her husband, Nick Wagner; Living Liturgy, a Sunday by Sunday liturgical year resource; and Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community, all published by Liturgical Press. You can find her at her new website, Liturgy.life, where she helps bring the liturgy to life and life to the liturgy.

Diana Macalintal

Diana Macalintal


Matt Reichert

Matt Reichert

Matt Reichert teaches at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. As an educator, Matt has served as an administrator, board member, and classroom teacher at middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels. Matt holds graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame.

A frequent workshop leader, Matt has presented at parishes, diocese, and institutions across the country as well as at NPM and NCEA conferences, and the L.A. Religious Education Congress. Matt hosts NPM's weekly "Ministry Monday" podcast, holding conversations about pastoral ministry topics with some of the most active teachers, writers, speakers, and catechists in the country. Along with One Call co-director Zack Stachowski, Matt is host of the acclaimed "Open Your Hymnal" podcast, interviewing composers about their most beloved liturgical songs.

Matt is a member of the music ministry team at his parish and the Saint John's Abbey Schola. 



Jaime is a gifted and popular composer, arranger and performer, but regards his true calling as that of a pastoral musician. Born in New York and raised in El Salvador, Jaime is fluent in Spanish and has dedicated a portion of his ministry to promoting better Hispanic liturgies and bringing cultures together for worship.

In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. Jaime’s work with children and youth brings music to a new generation of Catholics, and his concerts are a delight to multicultural and intergenerational audiences across the country.

In 2007 Jaime was awarded a Unity Award for Adviento—Spanish Album of the Year. In 2016, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians honored Jaime with the Pastoral Musician of the Year award. 

Jaime holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Arizona State University. Jaime is the music director at Holy Cross Church in Mesa, Arizona, where he lives with his wife, Kari, and their three children. 

Jaime Cortez

Jaime Cortez


Details and other information:

Who can attend the colloquium? This experience is intended for people of any age who participates in pastoral ministry in their parish or school. This includes musicians (singers and instrumentalists), liturgists, catechists, pastors, etc. 

Where is the colloquium located? The event will take place on the campus of Saint John' s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Travel details, including driving directions and parking information, will be emailed to participants who register to attend.

How much does it cost? The colloquium costs $25 per person. This fee covers the cost of attending all scheduled sessions, morning refreshments, and materials.

How do I pay? Participants must pay the fee when they arrive and register. Payments can be made with cash or check (made out to "NPM"). At this time, we are unable to accept credit card payments. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Is lunch included? Lunch is not included in the registration fee. However, participants are invited to eat lunch in the campus dining hall. Participants are responsible for paying the lunch fee (cash, check, or credit card). The dining room is open until 1:00pm.


Register now!

Use the form below to submit your registration. Payment is due when you arrive on June 30. 

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Choose the breakout session you would like to attend. Note that space for each session is limited. Seats will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
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