Roman Missal workshops to prepare clergy and officials for revised liturgy

.- As the implementation of the revised Roman Missal approaches, a series of workshops will be offered around the United States to prepare priests and diocesan officials for the changes to the liturgy.

The latest version of the Roman Missal incorporates the most significant changes in the liturgy since 1974, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reports.

The workshops will be held from April to November in various cities. They are sponsored by the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship and the Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.

Groups which helped plan the seminars include the National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.

Attendees at the seminars will study the historical and theological context of the new Missal and will study some of the new translations to deepen their understanding of them.

The seminars will highlight the role of the priest celebrant in both proclaiming and singing the new texts. Speakers will discuss the impact of changes on both priests and the laity and will suggest strategies for the local implementation of the Missal.

Workshops will be offered in Cincinnati; Richmond, Virginia; Phoenix; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; Helena, Montana; St. Paul-Minneapolis; Denver; Orange, California; Louisville; Baltimore; Milwaukee; Trenton, New Jersey; San Francisco; Oklahoma City; Boston; Seattle; Alexandria, Louisiana; Albany, New York; Honolulu; San Antonio; and Orlando.

Primary staff for each seminar will be either Msgr. Anthony Sherman, executive director of the USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship, or Fr. Richard Hilgartner, associate director of the Divine Worship Secretariat. Both have advanced degrees in sacred theology and are members of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy.

Possible second speakers at each seminar are Brian Reynolds, Ed.D., chancellor and chief administrator of the Archdiocese of Louisville; Dolly Sokol, Ph.D., director of development of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe or Peter Zografos, D.Min., director of campus ministry and adjunct faculty of Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio.

Other education efforts for the Roman Missal include a series of articles provided to diocesan media outlets. A Roman Missal Parish Implementation Guide will be published by USCCB Publishing after its approval by the Holy See.

More information on the seminars can be found at http://www.fdlc.org. Registration for the workshops, which is limited to priests and diocesan leaders, is at http://www.usccb.org/romanmissal.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon

Liturgical Calendar

July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 13: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Victor I, Pope »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: