Tom Kendzia

If he isn’t performing traditional Celtic music in Ireland, you may find Tom recording gospel-style hymns with ValLimar Jansen, giving keynotes at national conferences or composing new music for parish worship from his Rhode Island home.

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Tom brings a wealth of experience to his workshops on repertoire and liturgical catechesis, among other topics. He is regularly featured at national conferences, diocesan workshops and parish events throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He has performed regularly in Ireland since 2002.

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A Light Will Shine on Us This Day: The Lord is Born for Us

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Events

Tom brings a wealth of experience to his workshops on repertoire and liturgical catechesis, among other topics. He is regularly featured at national conferences, diocesan workshops and parish events throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He has performed regularly in Ireland since 2002.

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NPM 42nd Annual Convention Raleigh, North Carolina

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer.

Conference theme: Healing, Reconciliation, and Anointing. A Journey through James 5 ... that you may be healed.

Monday, July 15, 2019 -
Friday, July 19, 2019
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC, US

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Bio

Tom Kendzia is a professional liturgical musician, composer, speaker, performer and author with almost 40 years experience. Committed to parish ministry since 1977, he has served Catholic parishes in Connecticut, Arizona and Rhode Island. He also works as a liturgical consultant for William H. Sadlier, Inc., Harcourt Religion, Our Sunday Visitor and other major curriculum companies. His articles have been published in a variety of national magazines and books.

Tom has created a body of sacred music that continues to nourish people of faith and inspire musicians around the world. A prolific composer, he has over 30 collections to his credit, including Lead Us to the Water, Clothed in Love and Endless Is Your Love. His many instrumental recordings of Celtic melodies and beloved worship songs are extremely popular. His compositions “I, the Lord,” “Stand by Me,” “The Eyes and Hands of Christ” and “Psalm 51: Create in Me” have been part of the standard missal-hymnal repertoire for decades. His latest albums are Get On Board, recorded with ValLimar Jansen, and Christ Within Me.

Tom brings a wealth of experience to his workshops on repertoire and liturgical catechesis, among other topics. He is regularly featured at national conferences, diocesan workshops and parish events throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He has performed regularly in Ireland since 2002. 

Tom is currently music director at Christ the King Catholic Church in Westerly, Rhode Island, a post he has held since 1986.

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