Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sullivan Conference 2010 “Source and Summit: The Mass as Catechesis”

Don't miss this conference scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, 2010 at two locations in the Diocese of Richmond. The locations are

Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville, Virginia
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Salem, Virginia

Here is the theme of the conference taken from the brochure:

"Source and Summit: The Mass as Catechesis. To assist us in our appreciation for and engagement with the liturgy, Rev. Paul Turner will gather with us to reflect on the critical link between liturgy, catechesis, and life. His four keynote presentations will help to prepare us for the coming revisions to the Roman Missal. Breakout sessions led by presenters from around the diocese will further equip pastoral ministers to lead others to deepen their understanding and experience of the liturgy."

Here are the brochures from the East location: Mechanicsville

And the brochure for the West Location: Salem

And here is where to register online: Registration

There are scholarships available.


Anonymous said...

i refuse to go. i want nothing to do with this. i like the mass the way it is and i'm against this new translation. it's a way to make us go back in time. i remember those days all to well and don't care to go there again. been there. done that.

standing maryanna said...

I don't think your position is a very wise one, Anonymous. I do not care for the translation either but I believe it will be implemented despite what you or I think.

And because they will be implemented, we need to prepare our people for it. Otherwise there will be major misunderstandings and confusion among our people. That is the kind of situation where people get disgusted and discouraged and will find it easier to leave the Church rather than deal with the changes.

Is that what you want? I don't think I do... even though I dislike what these changes mean and the implications for the future.

Katie Beaumont said...

I know there are many liturgists who are vehemently opposed to the new translation; however, it's time for all liturgists to acknowledge their own imbedded liturgical bais' and open their hearts and minds to the new translation. It's going to get more and more difficult to minimize it's impact and even more difficult for priests and music ministers to find liturgical loopholes to push their own liturgical preferences on the assembly (that is willing to passively accept ANYTHING thrown their way). Let's not pretend like the average Catholic in the pew really has a mind of his/her own. Basically they'll do anything the priest tells them to do as long as he let's them out of mass on time so they can hurry up and go about more important things like sporting events (I say this with a little sarcasm to illustrate the lack of zeal that currently exists among a vast number of church-going Catholics). If any of us fails to see this, it has to be because we have burried our heads in the sand for decades now. I'm not saying that the new translation will fix all this, I'm just saying that at least it may jumpstart a healthy conversation (maybe not since conversation is not a practice of this diocese) or at least grounds for much needed catechesis on the Mass.

Sean said...

For your information, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has recently started an online forum regarding the new Roman Missal. The audio and the text of his talk are also available. See