Thursday, March 19, 2009

Call to Holiness: Treasures of the Mass - October 10, 2009 - Royal Oak, MI

Click the pic for a PDF to see the registration form more clearly and to print it out.

Call to Holiness will hold a conference on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 8:30am to 4:15pm (with registration starting at 7:00am).

It will be held at Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan which has a large seating capacity in two tiers.

There are some really great speakers lined up!

First, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, ORC of Karaganda, Kazakhstan will speak on The Sacredness of the Holy Eucharist and the Fathers of the Church.

You may recall that His Excellency is the author of the excellent new book, Dominus Est, on reception of Holy Communion. It was published by the Vatican's own library last year. Bishop Schneider has a PhD in Patristics and his book looks closely at the reception of Communion in the Catholic Church. It was excerpted in the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano about a year ago: Historical-Liturgical Notes on the Rite of the Eucharist. He also brings a unique perspective, having made his First Holy Communion in secrecy within the former Soviet Union. See more posts at Te Deum Laudamus on Bishop Schneider, including photo-coverage of his visit to the US in July 2008 (scroll).

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, aka, "Fr. Z" of the well-trafficked blog, What Does the Prayer Really Say?, and column of the same name in The Wanderer, will be at the conference.

The title of his talk is: Mystery Both Fearsome and Alluring: Holy Mass and True Active Participation.

Assumption Grotto's pastor, Fr. Eduard Perrone, will speak on Treasures of the Mass Explored. Father is a gifted speaker. He is diocesan priest, but also a secular Carmelite. When he speaks on any spiritual topic he goes into depths and into angles often not explored in these times. All that he offers is timeless and most applies to either form of the Mass, ordinary and extraordinary.

While there may be yet another speaker, the fourth and last one listed, is Dr. Michael P. Foley who will talk on How the Mass Shaped the Western World. Click for more about Dr. Foley.

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