National Meeting of Liturgists Focuses on the Roman Missal And Liturgical Theology/Spirituality

151 delegates from 90 dioceses gathered in Alexandria, Louisiana for the 41st annual National Meeting of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.  The meeting, jointly sponsored by the Federation of Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) and the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship (BCDW), assembled diocesan Directors of Worship and members of diocesan Liturgical Commissions to identify national and regional priorities in the area of worship, and to provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas among participants, and for prayerful celebrations of the liturgy.

The National Meeting schedule included two days dedicated to intensive study on the Roman Missal with Monsignor Kevin Irwin and Reverend Paul Turner. Over ninety local priests joined the study, facilitated discussion, and workshops.  During the closing banquet on Friday, October 8, musician and composer, Mary Frances Reza, received the 2010 McManus Award.

Editor’s Note:  Father Robert Webster, Director of Liturgy for the Diocese of Orlando and pastor of Blessed Sacrament in Clermont is a member of the FDLC Board of Directors and serves on the Executive Committee.  He attended this national FDLC meeting.