A two-day conference “Called from Worship into Service” will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Richmond Monday and Tuesday, June 12-13.
Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Worship in cooperation with Saint Mary’s, the gathering will feature two internationally known liturgical composers, a scripture scholar and a liturgical theologian who serves on national and international leadership teams.
The conference will explore the connections between worship, prayer, justice, service and spirituality.
“I believe that this conference will be of great interest to everyone, including members of music ministries, liturgical ministers, RCIA teams and catechists, outreach volunteers, justice ministry members and parishioners,” said Father Michael Renninger, pastor of St. Mary’s and one of the presenters.
The four keynote speakers and their topics are:
• Tony Alonso, musician and composer, “Living, Praying and Believing Enthusiastically.”
• Msgr. Kevin Irwin, liturgical theologian, “God’s Holy Mountain We Ascent – But the Descent is Treacherous”
• Father Ricky Manalo, musician and composer, “Beyond the Boundaries: Interrelating Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship and Practices”
• Sister Barbara Reid (Dominican) “Proclaiming the Scriptures with the Mind, Eyes and Heart of a Woman”
The conference will feature morning prayer and music offered by the keynote speakers.
Registration will include breakfast both days, lunch on Monday, access to keynote presentations and to breakout sessions.
To learn more about registration, go to richmonddiocese.org/worship or contact Vy Barton at Immaculate Conception Parish in Hampton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-622-5235.