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David Haas

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DAVID HAAS resides in Eagan, Minnesota, where he is director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and serves as campus minister at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota where he also directs the CDH Liturgical Choir.

Highly regarded as one of the preeminent liturgical music composers in the English-speaking world, he has produced more than 45 collections of original music. His liturgical works are sung and prayed throughout the world and appear in hymnals of many Christian denominations and in many languages.

David’s newest projects with GIA include A Changed Heart, Your Call Is Constant (a book of prayers and reflections), and Mass for A New World. Other recent projects with GIA include Living Spirit, Holy Fire; God Is Here, and Reach Toward Heaven. His live recording and video Glory Day continues to receive international acclaim, and he has served as a consultant for the various editions of the popular GIA hymnals Gather and Gather Comprehensive.

David is available for conferences and parish and diocesan events, either alone or together with his friend and colleague Lori True, and he speaks on a wide variety of topics in liturgy, liturgical music, religious education, sacramental practice, youth ministry, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, whole community catechesis, prayer, and spirituality.

For more information, contact: The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry 1595 Blackhawk Lake Drive Eagan, MN 55122 612-802-6017 e-mail:


Music and the Mass - Sacred Music

A walk through of all the elements of the Eucharistic Liturgy – this daylong workshop includes three sessions with musical samples for each element of the liturgy.

The Ministry and Spirituality of the Liturgy - Sacred Music

This workshop will cover the foundational principle of liturgy, a review of the three judgments for choosing music for liturgy, taken from “Sing To The Lord,” (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), as well the spirituality and role of the music minister.

Exploration of the Liturgical Seasons - Sacred Music

This workshop could take on many forms: a walk through of the liturgical year, a focus on an individual season, a focus on a particular liturgical year or gospel writer

Singing Through the Sacraments - Sacred Music

This workshop would explore the sacramental nature of liturgy and life. It would include musical and ritual examples for each of the sacraments.

Music Reading Sessions - Sacred Music

This reading session includes a mixture of the newer selections from David, Lori True, and other artists.

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