Composer to speak at seminar on music in revised missal



A national award-winning composer will be a speaker at a seminar on music in the revised Roman Missal on April 27.

David Kauffman, founder of Good For The Soul Music, a San Antonio, Texas-based musical content creator and publisher, will speak at the seminar at Holy Family Church, 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell. The seminar will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

“For people on a faith journey, Good For The Soul Music,” according to its website, “connects the sacred to the ordinary, gives voice to the feelings of the heart, and awakens the soul, leading to a closer relationship with God and people important in their lives.”

Kauffman and William Gokelman’s composition, “Mass of Renewal,” won first place in the new Mass setting competition sponsored by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians in 2010.

The seminar in Sewell will be one of several seminars on music in the revised Roman Missal to be held in the next few months. The seminars are part of the preparation for the use of the revised Roman Missal starting on the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, 2011.

The Office of Worship of the Diocese of Camden is planning the seminars.

Other seminars on music in the revised Roman Missal will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 331 S. 8th St., Brigantine; 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 6 at St. Padre Pio Church, 4680 Dante Ave., Vineland; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 642 Market St., Camden.

Those interested in attending any of these seminars can access a registration form by going to and clicking on the revised Roman Missal button.