There is a lot of hype these days about the Roman Missal. If you do a search, you can find several resources that are designed to help diocesan and parish leaders prepare for the implementation of these changes. As we know, some are excited about these changes, others are frustrated, and some are not even aware this is coming. In any case, it does provide us with an opportunity to catechize people about the liturgy and hopefully journey with them to a deeper appreciation for our communal prayer of thanks and praise.
So I am here to present one more opportunity for study and formation.
The Southwest Liturgical Conference hosts an annual conference every year. We just had a wonderful study week in Houston, which discussed multicultural issues and the liturgy. In 2011, the study week is going to be held in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. I want to invite you to join us for a week of study and reflection on the revised texts.
This study week is open to everyone (assembly members, liturgists, musicians, liturgical ministers, priests, and deacons). We hope to provide some opportunities to look at liturgical history and cultural implications for change. We will engage in mystagogical reflection with the new texts and liturgical rituals and renew ourselves in prayer around the Eucharistic Table. The study week will also provide workshops on liturgical catechesis, renewal for liturgical ministers, sessions for RCIA team members, and a special clergy track.
Come join us in Salt Lake City February 2-5, 2011.
When more details are available, I will post them. Please check out the conference website.