Rev. Jan Michael Joncas  portrait

Rev. Jan Michael Joncas

University Artist-in-Residence Fellow, Center for Catholic Studies
Office
303 Sitzmann Hall
Phone
(651) 962-5715

Academic History

S.L.D., summa cum laude, Pontificio Istituto Liturgico at the Collegio Sant'Anselmo (Roma, Italia), 1991 S.L.L., summa cum laude, Pontificio Istituto Liturgico at the Collegio Sant'Anselmo (Roma, Italia), 1989 M.A., (Liturgical Studies) summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (USA), 1978 B.A., (English) magna cum laude, St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA), 1975


Expertise

 

  • History and Theology of Worship
  • Liturgical Music
  • Theological Aesthetics

Awards & Honors

 

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of St. Thomas
  • Distinguished Educator Award from the students of the University of St. Thomas (1998-1999)
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Liturgical Music for the collection “A Voice Cries Out” by Oregon Catholic Press (October 2003)
  • Msgr. John A. Sweeney Award presented for service to the ideals of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy by the Worship Center of the Archdiocese of St. Paul – Minneapolis (4 December 2003).
  • Michel Mathis Award from the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy (2006)
  • Award from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (2007)
  • Honorary doctorate from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT (2010)
  • Sophia Award from the Washington Theological Union (2011)
  • Touchstone Award from the National Federation of Priests’ Councils (2013)

Selected Publications

 

 

2014

  1. Electronic publications:
    • I have continued my contributions to the Pray Tell blog in the series entitled “Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium,” in which I present that document article-by-article, offering the Latin text, the Vatican website translation, a “slavishly literal translation” of my own, and a series of questions to prompt readers’ reflections.  Thus far, I have written 81 such articles. 
  2. Print publications: 
    • “English-Language Roman Rite Liturgical Music since Sacrosanctum Concilium: Some Reflections,” Worship (January 2014) Vol. 88:1, 59-71.
    • “Sacrosanctum Concilium – Perspectives and Possibilities: A Musical Appraisal,” Music and Liturgy (February 2014) Vol 39:3/4, 59-63.
    • “Matrimony: Sacrament of the Bodies,” Pastoral Music 38/4 (May 2014) 36-39.
    • “The Word of God: Scripture in the Processional Antiphons of the Roman Rite” and Spanish “La Palabra de Dios: La Sagrada Escritura en las antifonas procesionales de rito romano” in AIM 46/3 (Otoño/Fall 2014) 10, 12, 19; 11, 13, 19.

 

2013

  1. Electronic publications:
    • I have continued my contributions to the Pray Tell blog in the series entitled “Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium.”
  2. Print publications:
    • “Ecclesia Semper Reformanda: A Vatican II Ecclesiology,” Pastoral Music (January 2013) Vol. 37:2, 26-31.
    • “A Text of Terror,” Pastoral Music (May 2013) Vol. 37:4, pp. 25 – 28.
    • Within Our Hearts Be Born: The Michael Joncas Hymnary: Advent and Christmas (Portland, OR: Oregon Catholic Press, 2013). Reviewed by M. Milner Seifert in The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song Vol. 64:4, 43-33.
    • Program notes for Tribute, a concert of the St. Catherine Choral Society 5 May 2013, O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, University of St. Catherine.
    • “Catholic Branchings: Congregational Song and the Legacy of Vatican II,” The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song Vol. 64:4, 13-20.
  3. Music publications:
    • “God of All Beginnings” (CD and packet of octavos) published by Gregorian Institute of America, Spring, 2013.
  4. DVD publications:
    • Appeared as an interviewee on “The 50th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy: A Parish Celebration” and “All Gathered Here: Celebrating the Liturgical Life of the Church.” DVDs. Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 2013). ISBN 976-1-61671-132-0 and ISBN978-1-61671-177-1.

2012

  1. Electronic publications:
    1. I have continued my contributions to the Pray,Tell blog, initiating a series entitled “Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium.”
  2. Print publications:
    1. “How music furthered Vatican II’s trajectory,” National Catholic Reporter (11 October 2012) Vol. 48, No. 26, pp. 33-34.
    2. “Disciples at Worship: Connecting Liturgy and Life,” Pastoral Music (November 2012) Vol. 37:1, pp. 33-43.
  3. Music publications:
    1. A set of 4 CDs entitled Learning the Chants of the Mass, Part I: The Order of Mass. (Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 2012)
    2. A set of 4 CDs entitled Learning the Chants of the Mass, Part II: Essential Presidential Prayers and Texts (Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 2012)

Selected Presentations

2014

9 August: Presentations for the Southeastern Liturgical Music Symposium

12-14 May: Liturgy Days for Pueblo, CO, Diocese

28 April – 1 May: Presentations at the National Federation of Priests’ Councils annual meeting

5 April: Presentations and Homily at the St. Elizabeth’s College annual spirituality symposium

14-16 March: Presentations at the Los Angeles Religious Education gathering

17 February: Presentations for the Liturgical Musicians of Richmond, VA

7 February: Presentation on new rites of Matrimony for the Association of Liturgical Ministers

23-25 January: Presentations at the Southwest Liturgical Conference annual meeting

13-18 January: Presentations at the Wollongong Australia National Liturgical Conference

2013

22-23 November: Presentations on the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium for the Irish bishops at Maynooth University

15 November: Presentations on liturgical music for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

25-30 August: Presentations at the Universa Laus meeting at Worth Abbey, England

28 July – 2 August: Presentations for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians annual convention

14-18 July: Presentations for the Hymn Society annual conference

1 May: Presentation on “Giving Voice to a Praying People” for the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

20 April: Presentations at the Archdiocese of Denver Sacred Music Symposium

18 April: Lecture on the Catholic Imagination for Providence College, Rhode Island

16 April: Presentations on biblical and ecclesiastical hospitality for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis COMA group

8 Feb: Marten Lecture on preaching at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2012

20-22 September: Keynote Lecture and Presentation for the St. Thomas Symposium on Teaching the Documents of Vatican II

24-26 July: Presentations for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians annual convention

25-27 June: Presentation on “Preaching from and for the Liturgy” for the Notre Dame Summer Marten Preaching convocation

19 June: Presentation on “Eucharistic Hymnody” for the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy summer convocation

17-18 February: Program on Psalms for Liturgical Musicians in the Brainerd, MN, cluster of parishes

3-4 February: Liturgical Music Workshop for the Diocese of Superior, WI

27 January: “Fides et Ratio” Lectures for St. John Vianney Seminary, Miami, FL


 

Professional Memberships

  • North American Academy of Liturgy
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • College Theology Society
  • Concilium
  • Societas Liturgica
  • Universa Laus
  • Advisory board of CHURCH (2004 - present)
  • Advisor to the Institute for Liturgical Formation, New Brunswick, NJ (1995- present)
  • North American correspondent for Universa Laus (2001 - 2003) 
  • Guest of the Advisory Committee for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (1999-2001)  
  • Board of Directors for the Society of Catholic Liturgy (1998-2000)
  • Member of the Constituting Board of Directors for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (1994-1997)
  • Delegate to the Academy Committee of the North American Academy of Liturgy from (1994-1996) 
  • Nominations Committee of the CTSA (1993-1996)

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
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CATH 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43328 4 Credit Hours Instructor: J. M. Joncas

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