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NEW YORK — Nearly 200 leaders from 85 dioceses gathered in Albany, New York on October 5 to 7, for the 47th annual national meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). Their focus was “Open Wide the Gates of Justice: Praise God within Them.” Specifically, they examined the relationship between the celebration of the Church’s Liturgy and its impetus to promote social justice.
Father James Burkart, pastor at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Spring, is the chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission and attended the national meeting. He said the gathering gives attendees an opportunity to network with others around the country, be challenged by guest speakers and consult with the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship.
“The work of the Federation of Liturgical Commissions is to assist the bishops and other liturgical leaders in facilitating the public prayer of the Church,” Father Burkart said. “We leave these gathering energized to do just that. There are many, many professional lay people, religious men and women and priests around the country who spend countless hours at developing catechetical tools and other ways to assist the faithful of the United States to be able to worship and celebrate the sacraments well. I came back re-energized to do as much as I can to do the same thing here in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.”
The FDLC was founded in 1969 by the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy. Members of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions from across the country were called together to provide formation on the liturgical books, newly revised after the Second Vatican Council.
The entire article is available in November 8th Issue of the Texas Catholic Herald