OSV Announces Investment in Liturgy and Music Resource Provider Source & Summit

16 Mar 2020

OSV announces a strategic investment in unique liturgy and music resource provider Source & Summit. Founded by Adam Bartlett, Source & Summit is focused on placing the riches of the liturgy within reach of every parish. The investment from OSV will provide a springboard for Source & Summit to expand and reach more audiences with their message and mission.

OSV announces a strategic investment in unique liturgy and music resource provider Source & Summit. Founded by Adam Bartlett, Source & Summit is focused on placing the riches of the liturgy within reach of every parish. The investment from OSV will provide a springboard for Source & Summit to expand and reach more audiences with their message and mission.

Source & Summit, a recent rebrand and expansion of Illuminare Publications, has published multiple liturgy and music resources including the Lumen Christi Missal, Lumen Christi Hymnal, and Lumen Christi Simple Gradual, in addition to a complement of choir and accompaniment editions. Additionally, hundreds of digital liturgical music downloads have been made available online, reaching and impacting the liturgical lives of thousands of parishes. Their unique approach to publishing digital liturgical music will provide parish music and liturgy programs with unparalleled flexibility in liturgy preparation, including the ability to create custom Mass and service booklets and to customize the resources used by parish musicians. Source & Summit has been active in software for several years and maintaining the industry leading application interface for Gregorian chant engraving.

"The task of helping parishes elevate the liturgy in our times cannot be accomplished overnight or manufactured. It must be built and fostered over time, both through innovation using the best tools and technologies available, but also with an enduring stability. This is why we saw OSV as an ideal partner. They have served the Church consistently and tirelessly for more than 100 years and we are inspired by their vision for the next century and wanted to be a part of making it a reality,” states Adam Bartlett, Source & Summit Founder and CEO.

As OSV continues to invest in digital solutions for today’s needs in the Church, the focus and effort Source & Summit has given to its forthcoming digital platform for parish liturgy preparation, formation and training was a logical investment. “The innovative thinking being done by the Source & Summit team is what really captured our attention,” says Joe Wikert, President of OSV Publishing. “Source & Summit’s creative approach to helping parishes elevate the liturgy through liturgical and music resources aligns well with the mission of OSV.”

As the world's largest manufacturer of church offering envelopes and one of the world's largest Catholic publishers, OSV is well-positioned to help Source & Summit expand their reach to its broad parish network. This newly formed collaboration also enhances OSV’s focus on providing digital solutions designed for today’s parishioner.

About Source & Summit: Source & Summit (formerly Illuminare Publications) exists to help parishes elevate the liturgy. An established leader in publishing resources to help parishes sing the Mass in English, S&S published the Lumen Christi Missal in 2012, the Lumen Christi Hymnal in 2014, and has served thousands of parishes throughout the US and English-speaking world through its online Score Library. Building upon successes in digital publishing, Source & Summit is preparing for the launch of the Source & Summit Digital Platform in 2020, an innovative digital music and liturgy preparation and training service for parishes. As Catholics, liturgy is the heart of everything we do. Through it God transforms us. And through us, He transforms the world. Source & Summit puts the riches of the liturgy within reach of every parish. Learn more at www.sourceandsummit.com.

About OSV: As the leading Catholic publisher in the United States, OSV provides products and solutions to over 90% of Catholic parishes and serves every Catholic diocese in the country. Founded in 1912 by Father John Francis Noll, the company continues its central mission: To Serve the Church. OSV provides a wide range of products and services to help individuals, families, parishes and dioceses as they move to strengthen and grow their mission and their individual Catholic faith. From weekly and monthly news publications, to software solutions, fund-raising, consulting services, curriculum products and publishing, OSV provides real value to Catholics as they grow closer to Christ. As a not-for-profit Catholic company, OSV has been supporting the needs of the Church for over a century and will continue to listen to customers’ needs today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.osv.com.