%PDF-1.7 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [6 0 R 17 0 R ] /Count 2 /Resources << /ProcSet 4 0 R /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 9 0 R /F3 10 0 R /F4 11 0 R /F5 12 0 R >> /ExtGState << /GS1 13 0 R /GS2 14 0 R /GS3 15 0 R /GS4 16 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] >> endobj 4 0 obj [/PDF /Text ] endobj 5 0 obj << /Producer (þÿdompdf 1.0.2 + CPDF) /CreationDate (D:20221128182544+00'00') /ModDate (D:20221128182544+00'00') >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 7 0 R >> endobj 7 0 obj << /Length 7393 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 35.000 742.238 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(Christ Cathedral Selects Its First Director of Music Ministries)] TJ ET BT 35.000 703.321 Td /F4 14.0 Tf [(Descripción)] TJ ET BT 35.000 674.131 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Internationally respected liturgical music director and organist John A. Romeri will lead burgeoning )] TJ ET BT 35.000 659.479 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(music ministry.)] TJ ET BT 114.332 659.479 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( Garden Grove, CA \(Dec. 8, 2015\) – After extensive study, discernment, and reflection)] TJ ET BT 35.000 644.827 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(regarding the unique and dynamic needs of the developing music ministry of Christ Cathedral and the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 630.175 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(scope of responsibilities and key attributes that a future leader of this program should possess, the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 615.523 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange has selected Dr. John A Romeri, former Director of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 600.871 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Liturgical Music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as the first Christ Cathedral Director of Music)] TJ ET BT 35.000 586.219 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ministries. Dr. Romeri will lead the development of not only the Christ Cathedral Parish’s music)] TJ ET BT 35.000 571.567 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(program but also the liturgical music program that will support major diocesan celebrations that will)] TJ ET BT 35.000 556.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(take place within the inspiring edifice of the Christ Cathedral after its renovation and dedication. Dr.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 542.263 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Romeri will begin his work at Christ Cathedral January 19, 2016. “We are blessed to welcome such an)] TJ ET BT 35.000 527.611 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(esteemed director to lead the emerging music ministry programs of the Christ Cathedral. I have known)] TJ ET BT 35.000 512.959 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(John for many years, since he was the organist and director of music at the Cathedral Basilica in St.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 498.307 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Louis and I have witnessed his ability to raise the hearts of the faithful to God through excellent musical)] TJ ET BT 35.000 483.655 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(performance. I especially remember these talents on display when he was the director of the )] TJ ET BT 528.548 483.655 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Pueri )] TJ ET BT 35.000 469.003 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Cantores)] TJ ET BT 83.684 469.003 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( choir for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, when I went with my niece and her family to Rome a)] TJ ET BT 35.000 454.351 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(number of years ago.” said Bishop Vann. The sacred music performed under the leadership of Romeri)] TJ ET BT 35.000 439.699 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(will serve to give praise to God and to inspire the faith of thousands at the daily liturgical celebrations)] TJ ET BT 35.000 425.047 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(held by the parish and campus communities, while also touching the hearts of millions more across the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 410.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(world through celebrations and programs broadcast internationally by EWTN Global Catholic Network.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 395.743 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(“Because the development of a music ministry that serves the needs of the cathedral parish as well as)] TJ ET BT 35.000 381.091 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the diocese and the greater Church is such a comprehensive and significant undertaking, it cannot be)] TJ ET BT 35.000 366.439 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(developed ‘overnight’. It is necessary for us to begin developing this program well in advance of the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 351.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(dedication and opening of the Cathedral,” added Bishop Vann. Romeri’s multi-pronged role will include)] TJ ET BT 35.000 337.135 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overseeing the entire music ministry of the cathedral parish, including all of the choral language)] TJ ET BT 35.000 322.483 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(groups, musicians, sacramental celebrations, special parish celebrations, weddings and funerals. In)] TJ ET BT 35.000 307.831 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(addition to these significant responsibilities Romeri will lead the liturgical music program in support of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 293.179 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(major diocesan liturgies, such as ordinations, the Chrism Mass, Rites of Election, the Red Mass and a)] TJ ET BT 35.000 278.527 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(variety of celebrations related to major Church organizations. The cathedral music ministry under)] TJ ET BT 35.000 263.875 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Romeri’s direction will also develop and oversee a cultural music program that is non-liturgical,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 249.223 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(organizing concerts, recitals and productions that showcase both religious and secular music. “As both)] TJ ET BT 35.000 234.571 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a parish community and cathedral campus that is a very visible center of faith, we are blessed to)] TJ ET BT 35.000 219.919 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(welcome such an acclaimed and well respected leader to develop our music programs. Following in)] TJ ET BT 35.000 205.267 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the tradition of excellent musical performances on the campus set by Reverend Robert Schuller, we)] TJ ET BT 35.000 190.615 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(are inspired by what Romeri will bring to our campus,” said the Very Reverend Christopher Smith,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 175.963 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Rector and Episcopal Vicar, Christ Cathedral. )] TJ ET BT 279.752 175.963 Td /F4 12.0 Tf [( )] TJ ET BT 283.088 175.963 Td /F4 12.0 Tf [(About John A. Romeri)] TJ ET BT 409.760 175.963 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( John A. Romeri served as)] TJ ET BT 35.000 161.311 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Director of Liturgical Music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from September 2010 until September)] TJ ET BT 35.000 146.659 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2015. This position included being the Director of Music and Organist at the Cathedral Basilica of SS)] TJ ET BT 35.000 132.007 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Peter and Paul. In Philadelphia, he conducted three choirs: the Cathedral Basilica Choir, he)] TJ ET BT 35.000 117.355 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reestablished the Archdiocesan Choir of Philadelphia, and founded the Archdiocesan Girls’ Choir. He)] TJ ET BT 35.000 102.703 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(created Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica and served as its Artistic and Executive Director. From 1992)] TJ ET BT 35.000 88.051 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(– 2010, he was the Director of Music and Organist of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 73.399 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Additionally, he served as Director of the Office of Sacred Music for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis,)] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 35.000 776.336 m 585.280 776.336 l 585.280 777.836 l 35.000 777.836 l f 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 261.940 814.168 Td /F4 12.0 Tf [(RCBO - THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ORANGE)] TJ ET BT 575.944 799.516 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( )] TJ ET BT 41.000 814.790 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ninguna imagen encontrada)] TJ ET 0.500 0.500 0.500 rg BT 41.000 816.280 Td /F1 8.0 Tf [(Image not found or type unknown)] TJ ET q 0.940 0.342 -0.342 0.940 181.247 -73.446 cm /GS1 gs /GS2 gs Q /GS3 gs /GS4 gs 0.502 0.502 0.502 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 35.000 52.000 m 585.280 52.000 l 585.280 50.500 l 35.000 50.500 l f 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 44.000 31.732 Td /F1 10.0 Tf [(Page 1)] TJ ET q 44.000 17.080 532.280 12.210 re W n 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 155.840 19.522 Td /F1 10.0 Tf [(© 2021 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. 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Prior to)] TJ ET BT 35.000 730.864 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(going to St Louis, he held similar positions at both the Church of the Assumption, and at the Diocese of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 716.212 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Pittsburgh, both in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served as an adjunct professor at both Duquesne and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 701.560 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Carlow Universities. Dr. Romeri earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance, Magna)] TJ ET BT 35.000 686.908 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cum Laude, from the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, and a)] TJ ET BT 35.000 672.256 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Master of Sacred Music degree from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. He also holds)] TJ ET BT 35.000 657.604 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Choirmaster and Associate Certificates from the American Guild of Organists. In 1998, he was)] TJ ET BT 35.000 642.952 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(presented an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Lindenwood University in Saint Louis. He)] TJ ET BT 35.000 628.300 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(has served as chair of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians’ National Board of Directors and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 613.648 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was named “Pastoral Musician of the Year” by that organization in 2003. The Missouri Choral Directors)] TJ ET BT 35.000 598.996 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Association voted him the “Outstanding Choir Director for 1998- 1999,” the same year he was the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 584.344 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(coordinator and conductor for the papal visit to St. Louis. He is a past Dean of the Saint Louis Chapter)] TJ ET BT 35.000 569.692 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of the American Guild of Organists. He is the immediate past Vice-President of the National Board of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 555.040 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Directors of the International Student Choral Organization of the Catholic Church, )] TJ ET BT 469.196 555.040 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(Pueri Cantores)] TJ ET BT 549.224 555.040 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. In)] TJ ET BT 35.000 540.388 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2010, Dr. Romeri and his wife Karen were honored by the Saint Louis Chapter of the American Guild of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 525.736 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Organists with their highest distinction, the Avis Blewett Award, for their significant contributions to the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 511.084 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(musical life of the Greater Metropolitan Saint Louis Region. He is the current Dean of the Philadelphia)] TJ ET BT 35.000 496.432 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapter of the AGO. John serves on the Liturgy Committee of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 481.780 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. 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