There are times, for various reasons, when pastoral musicians, clergy, and liturgists want to echo the movie “Cool Hand Luke”: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate!” Or maybe Rodney King: “Can we all get along?” How do we move past frustration and into harmonization, especially when it comes to Liturgy in a multicultural community?
Father Mark Francis, CSV, a member of the Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians), was ordained to the priesthood in 1982. He earned M.Div. and M.A. degrees from Catholic Theological Union. Mark served for three years in Bogotá, Colombia, and then, in 1988, he earned the Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy (S.L.D.) from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute Sant'Anselmo in Rome. Mark taught liturgy at CTU for twelve years and was a regular lecturer at the Institute for Liturgical Consultants and its Spanish language counterpart. In 2000, he returned to Rome as Superior General of the Clerics of St. Viator, serving the international community until 2012, when he returned to Chicago. He has written numerous books and articles on liturgical topics, including Liturgy in a Culturally Diverse Community: A Guide Toward Understanding (FDLC., 2012) and Shape A Circle Ever Wider: Inculturating the Liturgy in the United States (LTPations, 2000).
The colloquium places a high value on your experience. Each presentation will be followed by a time for group discussion and further interac- tion with Mark. The program is designed to promote an atmosphere for learning that will make a difference in your pastoral ministry.
Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center
2700 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
800 654 6216
$85 per night single, double studio (plus tax and $7/day resort fee). Hotel reservation: phone (800) 654-6216 and use Code PASTORAL. The deadline for reservations is 5:30 PM EST on January 6, 2016. After that date and time, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis at the hotel's prevailing rate.
Registration Form (pdf)