Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Re-Charging the Ministerial Batteries

Wednesday greetings. Here in the Midwest, we received a one day reprieve yesterday from the incessant rainy weather. Now, of course, it's raining again.

I wanted to share with you one last appeal for musicians to consider attending the Liturgical Music Institute to be held at Immaculate Conception Seminary on Long Island this summer.

Chris Ferraro, the institute's director, recently let us know that there are currently 20 musicians registered and that most are from outside of New York State. This should make for a wonderful mix of musicians from different pastoral situations around the country. I wrote extensively about the institute in an earlier blog post.

Summer is a great time for re-charging our ministerial batteries, so to speak. Tomorrow and Friday, I will be attending a gathering of RCIA practitioners and leaders from around the Midwest, "Christian Initiation Gathering: Re-imagining the Implementation." This is an invitation-only event and about thirty of us will be gathering at Saint Julie parish in Tinley Park, Illinois. The event is being sponsored by Liturgy Training Publications. I am looking forward to re-connecting with folks with whom I have had the privilege of working with and learning from over the past thirty years through our shared work with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.


Paula Penepent said...

Please share posts on the LTPmeeting when you return.

Liam said...

It should be noted that the seminary is no longer the usual presbyterial seminary for the Dioceses of Rockville Center and Brooklyn - 3 years ago, that those dioceses merged their diocesan programs into the RCANY's seminary at Dundwoodie.