2014 Study Days

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"Liturgical Renewal Fifty Years After Vatican II"
Monday - Tuesday, May 12-13
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo

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The Spring Study Days is a yearly event that gathers clergy and lay leaders from around the diocese together for a period of learning.  

Co-Presenters

Father Jan Michael Joncas

joncasFather Joncas, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN, is the artist in residence and research fellow of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is also an associate professor of Catholic studies and theology. In addition to liturgical music, he has expertise in the history and theology of worship and theological aesthetics.

 A prolific liturgical composer and author, he has composed over 20 collections of liturgical music and has written five books: The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Liturgy and Sacraments(Resource Publications, 1995), Preaching the Rite of Christian Initiations (Liturgy Training Publications, 1994), and From Sacred Song to Ritual Music: Twentieth-Century Understandings of Roman Catholic Worship Music (Liturgical Press, 1997), The Order of Mass: A Roman Missal Study Edition and Workbook (Liturgy Training Publications, 2011) and Within Our Hearts Be Born. The Michael Joncas Hymnary: Advent and Christmas (Oregon Catholic Press, 2013), in addition to over 200 articles and reviews in journals such as Worship, Questions Liturgiques and Ecclesia Orans.  He is a regular contributor to the Pray Tell blog. His best-known hymns, including “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Take and Eat,” are sung in Catholic parishes across the United States. 

Father Joncas studied at the University of Saint Thomas, the University of Notre Dame, and the  Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of Ateneo Sant’Anselmo.

 

Vicki Klima

klimav smVicki directs and supervises the day to day overall operations of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She provides leadership for the development and implementation of all ministries, processes, and policies to effectively achieve Pax Christi's vision.  For twenty years, Vicki served as director of the Worship Center for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  In this position, she prepared and coordinated archdiocesan liturgies, advised parishes on worship topics, and gave workshops on numerous liturgical areas including ministries, rituals books, environment and art, and the history and meaning of Catholic worship.  She coordinated the production of Lord, Teach Us to Pray, a video series on the changes in the new Roman Missal published by Liturgical Press in Collegeville, MN.  Vicki holds a degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master’s Degree in Liturgy from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

 

 

  


Schedule of Events
(Held at Sangre de Cristo Conference Center; 210 North Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003)

Monday Evening

6:30 PM ................ Evening Prayer                        
7:00-8:30................ Session I: “Central Insights from the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy”
8:30-9:30................ Social                                            

Tuesday

8:30 AM ................ Morning Prayer      
9:00-9:45................ Session II, “Proclamation in the Liturgy”                        
9:45 – 10:00............ Break
10:00 – 11:00.......... Sub-Groups              

  • Clergy Group with Fr. Joncas, “Understanding and Proclaiming Presidential and Eucharistic Prayers”
  • Laity Group with Vicki Klima, “Proclaiming God’s Word: Old and New Testaments”

11:15..................... Mass                                            
12:15-1:30 PM ....... Lunch
1:30 PM................. Reconvene; Participants are encouraged to submit written questions to the MC related to the theme, “Liturgical Renewal in the Diocese of Pueblo, which may be responded to at the “Questions and Discussion” session at 6:30 PM.                                        

1:45-2:30................ Sessions III, “Non-Spoken Elements in the Liturgy”
2:45 – 4:00............. Sub-Groups

  • Clergy Group with Fr. Joncas, “Proclaiming the Presidential Prayers in Chant”
  • Laity Group with Vicki Klima, “Proclaiming the Responsorial Psalm in Chant”

4:00 ...................... Free time and dinner; Deadline for submitting written questions for the “Questions  and Discussion” session.
6:00....................... Evening prayer                                                        
6:30....................... “Questions and Discussion about Liturgical Renewal in the Diocese of Pueblo” - Presenters’ responses to written questions submitted in advance
7:00 - 8:30.............. Session IV, “Singing Our Way Through 50 Years of Liturgical Music Since Vatican II”
8:30-9:30................ Social

 

Accomodations

We have contracted with Spring Hill Suites, 150 S Santa Fe Ave, Pueblo, CO, for $99.00 per night for Monday and Tuesday of the conference.  To receive discount at booking, identify that you are attending "Diocese of Pueblo Study Days."  The deadline for the conference rate is April 21.

To take advantage of the special pricing, please CALL (719) 546-1234.  To make your reservation online at the group rate, please use the link for the preferred roomQueen Room or King Room.