Today Msgr John H. Burton, chair of the Board of Directors of FDLC, issued the following announcement:
The Board of Directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions is happy to announce the appointment of Rita Thiron as Executive Director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.
Rita comes to this new position from the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan where she served in the Office of Worship since 1993. Her pastoral liturgical service has provided rich and diverse experiences in her home parish, through her diocesan office work and in significant national liturgical organizations. She received a Masters in Liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Rita has extensive experience at the national, diocesan and parochial levels. She has been a member of the Federation since 1993 and has been a familiar voice, a passionate advocate, and a generous contributor to the Federation’s work. In addition to an impressive service record as a Board member, Rita has served as Vice Chair of the Board from 2006 until 2010.
From this experience, Rita has come to know firsthand the mission and structures of the FDLC. She comes to the position of Executive Director with a deep appreciation of the many gifts of the members and a vision of what the Federation can become.
Rita will begin her work as Executive Director in mid September. This is a time of profound transition in this Federation. Her clear and all embracing vision of what we are as the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, and of what we can still become offers the membership new hope not only for ourselves, but for the Church we serve. Welcome Rita!
This is excellent news. Rita is a highly competent person who will continue the good work carried out by Lisa Tarker during the past years.