Bernadette Gasslein

For fourteen years, Bernadette Gasslein has been the editor of Celebrate!, Canada's award-winning liturgy magazine published by Novalis. For the past 37 years she has been engaged in various liturgical and catechetical ministries, including four years as a Project Specialist with the National Office of Religious Education of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. She now leads workshops around the country in addition to her responsibilities as editor of Celebrate!. She has published on catechetical and liturgical topics in a number of different revues and collections, in both English and French. She is also music editor for Living with Christ Missal and Missalettes. She has written a number of hymn texts, including “In the Darkness Shines the Splendour”  and the prize-winning “O First-born Daughter.” Bernadette holds a Licence in Sacred Theology with Specialization in Pastoral Catechetics from the Institut catholique de Paris. As a young pianist, she also earned an Associateship in Performance in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. She is Coordinator of Liturgical Life at St. Charles Parish in Edmonton, AB, where she and her husband live.


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