Liturgy School 2019 starts tomorrow, Monday with week-long activities of prayer, praise and worship, talks and workshops.
This year, the school will be returning to its roots at St Benet’s Hall, Mt St Benedict. In recent years the venue has been the St Charles RC Parish Hall, Tunapuna.
The overarching theme will be based on one initiative of the Archdiocese’s Pastoral Plan: Hospitality, Homilies and Hymns (HHH) while also referencing scripture “I have come so they may have life and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10).
The morning session presenters include Archbishop Jason Gordon, Chairman of the Liturgical Commission, Msgr Michael de Verteuil and Jamaica-born General Secretary of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, Fr Donald Chambers.
Day four is highly anticipated as all participants will be able to attend an interactive Leadership Conference (a joint effort by Liturgy School and CREDI) on August 1. The theme of the conference is Everybody Leads: Revitalising the Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago.
The day’s feature speaker Chris Lowney, will introduce participants to the need to create a “new culture of leadership” in parishes and help them understand what that ‘new culture’ will look like. He will also assist participants in developing a “durable” idea of leadership that is relevant to their own lives, colleagues and teams.
Archbishop Gordon will be the main celebrant at both the opening Mass tomorrow, and the closing liturgy next Saturday.