Early Wednesday morning here in Chicago. Getting ready to head to the airport. Destination today is the Diocese of Orlando for their Orlando Liturgical Conference. My first real Church "job" was in the Orlando diocese, as director of liturgy and music at Saint Mary Magdalen parish in Altamonte Springs. The now-renovated interior is pictured here:
I will be giving three workshops at the conference. Not surprisingly, the conference is focused on the reception of The Roman Missal, Third Edition. Here are descriptions of my three talks:
The Roman Missal and the RCIA Process
This workshop will focus on ways that the texts of the Roman Missal, sung and prayed at Sunday Mass, can serve as a tool for formation for catechumens and candidates. Discover practical ways to make the Church’s liturgy the heart of pastoral formation in the RCIA process.
The Roman Missal and Music Directors
This workshop will assist parish music directors in developing a plan to assist and minister to the many people (musicians, clergy, assembly, children) that will be affected by the new translation of the Roman Missal. Practical tips on managing change will be shared.
The Roman Missal and the Assembly
In this workshop, Dr. Galipeau will review the full, conscious, active participation of the assembly in the liturgy, with a special focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by the newly translated texts of the Roman Missal.
I am looking forward to spending time with the wonderful people in the Orlando Diocese. There is a definite sense of being at home when I am in Orlando.
I will be praying for those gearing up for whatever Hurrican Irene has in store.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.