These events are open to the public. Separate registration brochures will be sent to our regular mailing list automatically and to others on request.
Fri., June 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 9:00-3:00 p.m.
UIW Chapel, Administration Building
Friday evening: Concert, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Workshop: Where Culture and Liturgy Meet.
Increasingly, we are a global Church; our parishes are filled with people from all corners of this beautiful and fragile world. We are the ones missioned to shape the prayer of this tapestry of cultures. In shaping the prayer of the Catholic Faith, it is imperative that we know what the documents have to teach us as we focus on the common ground that unites us. The Eucharistic Liturgy is universal in its poetry, language and form. It is a form that is rooted in human experience—your human experience. Learn the principles and decision–making processes that allow a diverse people to gather in prayer while creating an intercultural language of prayer that unites rather than divides.
John Flaherty has been involved in music and educational ministry for 34 years as an educator, elementary school principal, music director, liturgy director, and composer. He has been a teacher on the elementary, secondary, and college levels.
John has served as music director and chairman of the liturgy committee for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress since 1991. He has been a contributing writer for Modern Liturgy, Pastoral Music, Our Family and Hosanna magazines. He has served on the editorial boards of Table, Hosanna, and Modern Liturgy. John has worked extensively with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Presently, John works at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, serving as director of liturgy and music, teaching in the Center for Religion and Spirituality, and participating on the campus ministry team. He lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife, Kathleen, and their five children.
Cost: $40 per person, $35 per person for groups of 3 or more and UIW graduates and current students. Includes Saturday lunch.
Dr. Rose Beal will facilitate a deepening of our understanding of what the Church is (its nature) and what the Church does (its mission). In celebration of the Year of Faith, we will take as our primary sources the documents of Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church as we build a framework within which to know the Church, teach about the Church and live as Church.
Dr. Beal holds a doctorate in theology from the Catholic University of America, where she focused on the ecclesiology of Yves Congar, O.P. Currently, she is an assistant professor of systematic theology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, where she and her husband Dave reside. Dr. Beal also teaches in the Institute of Lay Ministry in the Diocese of Winona.
Cost: $50 per person, $40 per person for groups of 3 or more, and UIW graduates and students. A light lunch on both Friday and Saturday is included.