2013 Erie, Pa.

โ€œThe Christian Mystery and the Enduring Value of Sacrosanctum Conciliumโ€

October 8โ€“11, 2013
Erie, Pa.
44th National Meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

From October 8โ€“11, 2013, 135 members of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions gathered for their annual meeting in Erie, Pa. Co-sponsored by the FDLC and the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship, the theme of the meeting was: “The Christian Mystery and the Enduring Value of Sacrosanctum Concilium.”

The meeting included a Study Day led by three pre-eminent scholars: Archbishop Piero Marini, Sister Dianne Bergant, CSA and Archbishop Samuel Aquila. Participants also gathered for regional caucuses, business sessions, workshops on music and architecture and celebrations of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. The “Taste of the Region” showcased several delicious food and drink items from throughout the region. Each day, participants had the opportunity to visit with the vendors and their displays.


Opening Remarks: Rita Thiron, FDLC Executive Director

Study Day Address on Restoring the Order of the Sacraments of Initiation, presented by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Archbishop of Denver

Study Day Address: “The Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium: The Primacy of the Liturgy in the Life of the Church,” presented by Archbishop Piero Marini, president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

Published by FDLC

Since 1970, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has served the clergy and faithful of the dioceses of the United States by providing leadership, scholarship, and resources to aid in the authentic implementation and celebration of the liturgy.