Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November 2013


Renehan Hall, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Celebrating 50 Years of Sacrosanctum Concilium

The National Centre for Liturgy is holding a two day celebration of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, promulgated at the Second Vatican Council on 4 December 1963, fifty years ago. The principal speaker is J Michael Joncas, the well-known composer and scholar from St Paul-Minneapolis. The celebration includes a round table with Michael on Friday afternoon, 22 November, with a panel of speakers, including Bishop Harold Miller of Down and Dromore, chair of the Church of Ireland Liturgical Advisory Committee, Sr Anne Codd, well-known in this magazine, Fr Peter McVerry, SJ and Dr Frank Lawrence of the School of Music, UCD.

A public lecture by Michael Joncas takes place on Friday evening, with a response from Julie Kavanagh. On Saturday, 23 November, Michael will hold a music workshop. The timing is very appropriate. 22 November is feast of St Cecilia, patron of music.



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Guest Speaker: J Michael Joncas

Michael Joncas is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN, and serves as Artist in Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He studied liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN and the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of S. Anselmo in Rome. He is the author of five books and over two hundred articles and reviews. He has composed and arranged over 300 pieces of liturgical music.