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OCP Brings Music to South Korea's Asian Youth Day
Contact: Erin McClellan, OCP, 503-460-5363, erinm@ocp.org  

PORTLAND, Ore. / DAEJEON, South Korea, Aug. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- From August 13-17, two thousand young adults will flood the South Korean diocese of Daejeon to take part in the 6th Asian Youth Day. Helping them celebrate and explore their Catholic roots through song will be the U.S.-based, not-for-profit music publisher, OCP (Oregon Catholic Press).

OCP is providing music and support for many of the events taking place over the weeklong offshoot of World Youth Day, including music selections for the closing Mass to be celebrated with Pope Francis who will be visiting in coordination with the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs.

"I am honored to attend the Asian Youth Day events and learn more about the Korean Catholic Church especially when Pope Francis is visiting," says Oregon Catholic Press Director of Music Development and Outreach, Eric Schumock. "OCP has been providing English and multilingual music written with solid Catholic theology to many countries in Asia, but this is our first large effort to serve Korean Catholics. The Catholic Church in Asia is growing rapidly, and music is a powerful way we can support the evangelization that is occurring."

OCP will provide English and bilingual (English/Korean) music for the Youth Day events as well as English lyric videos to help participants learn each song. The selections include the popular Mass setting, Mass of Christ the Savior, by iconic composer Dan Schutte as well as several other songs that speak to the Asian Youth Day theme "Asian Youth! Wake up! The glory of the martyrs shines on you!"

Schumock continues, "Curtis Stephan's song 'Go Out, Go Out' which will be sung at the Asian Youth Day closing Mass paraphrases Psalm 117 'Go out, go out to all the world and tell the Good News, tell the Good, Good News!' The world will be watching Korea while Pope Francis is there and this song especially calls the Asian youth to action."

To learn more about OCP's contribution to Asian Youth Day, please contact Erin McClellan, erinm@ocp.org, 503.460.5363. Visit OCP's YouTube channel, OCPLive to watch videos created for the event.

About OCP
OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources, has been in operation for more than 90 years. Their worship programs are used in more than two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. More information is available at 1-800-LITURGY (548-8749) and
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