I hope your Wednesday has begun on a good note. It is supposed to be sixty degrees here in Chicago today. It is rainy and overcast, but the temperature is wonderful.
One week from today, several members of the team here at WLP, as well as many of our artists and authors will be heading west for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, one of the largest annual gathering of Catholics in the world. I have had the privilege of speaking at Congress in the past and, after a few years off, I will be speaking there once again. I am offering two workshops, one on the "learning-by-doing" approach to the RCIA, and the other on preparing and celebrating the three Lenten scrutinies. On Friday evening, March 19, in the large arena, WLP's very own artist and composer, John Angotti, will be presenting a concert. John will be joined by Clifford Petty and Meredith Augustin, as well as other Catholic performers. I am greatly looking forward to the entire experience. Check out the Congress web site here. Be sure to play the welcome video. Here's a dates photo of the Congress participants in the arena at the Anaheim Convention Center, the site of the gathering:
These are busy days here at WLP, preparing for Congress and preparing for the release of the recognitio for the new translation of the Missale Romanum. On tomorrow's "New Translation Thursday" post, I will share some recent stories that exhibit a wide range of the "state of the question" with regard to the new English translation. Stay tuned.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.