52nd NATIONAL MEETING OF THE FEDERATION OF DIOCESAN LITURGICAL COMMISSIONS
September 28 - 30, 2021 (Study Day: September 29, 2021)
"This HOuse Brings to light the Mystery of the Church"
Region XI (CA, HI, NV) is looking forward to welcoming you to sunny California for our 52nd Annual Meeting!
PLENARY I: May All People be Clothed with the Dignity of Your Children
Bishop Daniel Garcia, Diocese of Monterey
PLENARY II: A Temple Built of Living Stones
Father Thomas Simons, Diocese of Grand Rapids
SESSION A-1: Dedicated to the Lord with a Sacred Rite
Lesa Truxaw, Diocese of Orange
On the liturgy and other events for the dedication of Christ Cathedral
SESSION A-2: Holy is the Temple: Singing the Mystery of the Church
Bob Hurd, Teacher, Composer, liturgist Seattle University School of Theology
On the rich heritage of psalms and hymnody for the rites of Dedication and Blessing
SESSION B-1: Let Us Take Part in These Sacred Rites with Loving Devotion
Sr. Sharon McMillan, SNDdN, Santa Clara University
On preparing the parish for the rite of Dedication
SESSION B-2: Resplendent to Every Eye: Beauty and the Liturgy
Rev. Gilbert Sunghera, SJ, AIA University of Detroit School of Architecture
On the role of art and architecture in service to the liturgy
Registration / Attendance FAQs:
Q. I am uncertain at this time if we will be permitted to travel. Will some parts of the national meeting be offered virtually?
A. Yes, we anticipated that some people still may not be able to travel. There will be a separate registration fee for virtual participants.
Q. I am working on my budget right now. What will the registration fee be?
A. The full registration fee will be $375. Please note that this includes most meals over three days.
Hotel / Transportation FAQs:
Q. What will the hotel rooms cost?
A. We will be staying at the Sheraton San Diego Bay Tower Hotel. The discounted rate for this lovely, water front hotel is $189 per night (regularly $260 to $297 per night).
Q. May I book my hotel room now?
A. The hotel has established a special Passlink for the attendees of our national meeting. It is already active as of February 8. Our special meeting portal is https://book.passkey.com/e/50169909
Q. It has been a rough year and I am thinking of extending my stay in San Diego to see all that the city has to offer. May I still use the discounted rate?
A. Yes. We have negotiated with the hotel to allow you to enjoy the same discounted rate three days before and three days after the meeting (depending on their availability).
Q. Can you give me an estimate of ground transportation costs?
A. The hotel provides a FREE shuttle service from the San Diego Airport to their property.