Dr. Patricia Hughes has ministered in the Church for 45+ years, initially as a parish organist. She earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education (Mount St. Joseph College, Cincinnati) and later graduate study includes a Master in Pastoral Theology from Loyola University (New Orleans), and a Masters in Divinity and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago). She has served as a director of music ministry and liturgy in U.S. Catholic parishes, and has taught undergraduate and graduate students. Currently the Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Dallas, she formerly directed the Worship Office for the Diocese of Grand Rapids (Michigan), and recently served as Director of Worship for the Cathedral of the Assumption (Louisville, Kentucky). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Liturgical Conference (FDLC Region 10). She is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, and the National Pastoral Musicians. Dr. Hughes writes “Worship Committee Agenda,” a regular column in Pastoral Liturgy, published by Liturgy Training Publications. LTP recently published her book Celebrating Sunday with Families 2016-2017 based on the Sunday Gospels. It is published in hardcover, in Spanish, and also as an eBook.