Denise Morency Gannon
Denise is also on the Liturgy Team for the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministries at Boston College, serving the academic community who are earning their degrees as pastoral ministers, Ph.D's in theology, etc.
In addition, Denise is currently a graduate student at Boston College, where she is pursuing a master's degree in pastoral ministries.
In 1996, Denise was selected by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers to receive an award in its popular music category, which includes gospel and contemporary Christian music. The award was based on her original compositions and concert performances entitled "Walk With Me." ("Walk With Me" is the original version of "The Way of the Cross" published by WLP.)
From 1990-Present, Denise has been the Founder and Owner of Morgan Music and Liturgy of New Bedford, MA. Its mission statement: "Music and liturgy books sold at discount prices encourage parishes to act justly by purchasing music and liturgy books. Morgan Music is a non-profit organization established as a response to the unjust act of photocopying, thereby depriving writers of just wages." Website: http://www.mmlit.com
Denise received her bachelor's degree in music from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH and began her work as a pastoral musician in 1968.
Previously, Denise has served in many parishes as Director and Minister of Music. As an example of her extensive ministry experience, she was Pastoral Associate and Director of Music and Ministries at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Acushnet, MA. In that position she was responsible for the preparation of all parish liturgies; organist; the formation of a liturgy team; the development of vocal choirs of all ages, orchestral ensembles, and bell choir; the training of cantors and all liturgical ministers as well as other parish ministers. In addition, she was director of liturgical music in the parish elementary school, Grades K-8, and a teacher of classroom music education. Denise' work record is extensive and covers 35 years of many dimensions of ministry.
She and her husband, Patrick, have three children.