Pray Tell has learned that the Rev. John Gurrieri, priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, died on September 10th. After graduate studies at Institute Catholique in Paris, he was associate and then executive director of the US Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy, 1978-1988. In 1989, he accepted an invitation from Cardinal Roger Mahony to establish a liturgical studies program at Mount St. Mary’s College of Los Angeles, while also teaching liturgy at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, Calif., until 1993. He served on the International Conference on English in the Liturgy from 1984 to 1992.
Rev. Gurrieri was 75 and celebrated his 50th anniversary on 27 May.
The funeral Mass is this coming Thursday morning, September 14th.