As part of the 2023 Eucharistic Revival undertaken by the USCCB, Bishop Robert F. Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa has invited the 11th annual Sacred Liturgy Conference to be held in Northern California.
The conference will begin on Pentecost Sunday and the theme will be “The Mother of God in the Eucharist”. It will take place May 28-31, 2023 in Ferndale, CA with the Gregorian liturgies celebrated at the Church of the Assumption and the lectures at the Tish Non Village Center next to the Bear River Resort. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!
“The mission of this conference from its inception has been to foster greater devotion, understanding, and love for the beauty and meaning of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Through a deeper understanding of the Eucharist as the source and summit of our faith and life in Christ, we find our mission, vocation and the true meaning of life.”
Distinguished speakers will include: Bishop Robert F. Vasa, Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins, Hegumen Damian Higgins, Fr. Luke Buckles, OP, Sr. Mary Vianney, MSSR, Fr. Stephen Boyle O. Praem, Dr. Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre, Fr. Theodore Lange, Fr. Joseph Levine, Fr. Stephen Kenyon and Fr. Robert Wolf.
The registration fee includes 15 conference sessions, reserved seating at the liturgies, an opening reception, three catered lunches, coffee breaks and a concluding banquet dinner. An optional chant workshop is also available on Saturday May 27. The chant workshop with Dr. Lynne-Bissonnette-Pitre is for anyone interested in learning more about Gregorian chant. Singers of all levels and anyone interested may attend (more details here).
Since 2013 the annual Sacred Liturgy Conferences have taught the meaning and rich heritage of the liturgy. The Liturgy of the Eucharist is a rich mystical jewel that can be explored from many different perspectives. Each year a different theme is chosen for the lectures of the conference. In 2017 the theme was “The Call of the Bridegroom” and explored the meaning of the call from the Holy Trinity to enter into relationship with Christ as Bridegroom. In 2018 the theme –”Transfiguration in the Eucharist”—emphasized the miraculous transforming power of the Eucharist. Each year our love, appreciation, and awe for Our Lord in the Eucharist is enriched and enhanced.
This conference is open to anyone interested in the treasures of the Catholic Faith, and promises to be intellectually, liturgically, and spiritually enriching. Come join us as we deepen our understanding and love for the Holy Eucharist, the Catholic Faith and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.