Liturgy must be proclaimed and celebrated in all cultures in such a way that it is not abolished or suppressed by it but redeemed and fulfilled’.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1204:72
There is no denying music’s impact and ability to unite hearts and minds in celebration to God. With this understanding and with a desire to contribute to the enterprise of Catholic music in more creative ways, Jubilee Generation established an alliance with The Catholic Religious Education Development Institute [CREDI] in 2009 with the intention of developing a series of short programs for liturgical music.
What emerged was the introduction of two programs to reflect the objectives of the recently concluded SYNOD i.e. The Diploma in Pastoral Ministry with a specialization in Caribbean Liturgical Music Studies and a Bachelor’s degree program in Music Education. The first program aims to advance the resolution of the 2009 SYNOD regarding liturgical music by improving the standard of Caribbean Catholic music. The second aims to support CREDI’s vision to train, educate and form a cadre of teachers who can competently ‘initiate a new values based approach to teaching and learning in the schools of Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean; one in which the human being has value and great worth before God and man.’ This vision is very much in line with the SYNOD challenge in 2009 to set a new paradigm in education and a formation process for our teachers and principals.
CREDI Music Program Launch & Booth at the 2015 Catholic Youth Expo, Centre of Excellence.