The Office of Prayer & Worship The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Volume 2 Issue 2 40 N. Main Avenue, Albany, New York Spring 1999

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1 The Office of Prayer & Worship The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Volume 2 Issue 2 40 N. Main Avenue, Albany, New York Spring 1999 HE HAS RISEN What s going on with the Diocesan Liturgical Commission?

2 Environment & Arts Fr. Thomas Chevalier, Chairperson Fr. Gary Gelfenbien Richard Harte Marilyn Park Diane Marco Liturgy Fr. Patrick J. Butler, Chairperson Fr. Joseph Benintende Fr. Ed Deimeke Elizabeth (Liz) Hall Fr. David Mickiewicz Joseph Mondel Music Marie Bernadett, Chairperson Frances Cannon Lou Ann Cleary Dominick Giaquinto Fr. Brian Raiche Prayer & Spirituality Elizabeth Simcoe, Chairperson Linda Berkery Walt Chura, Mary DeSantis Kim Harris Aba Waynet Hinds Fr. Christopher Welch RCIA Sr. Anna Tantsits, IHM, Chairperson Thomas Fitzgerald Patricia Raup Elizabeth Maloney Linda Faduski

3 RCIA Celebrating Christian Initiation THE INITIATION EXPERIENCE: BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND Track I - Beginnings... The goal of the Beginnings and Beyond Institute is to present the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and teach the shills necessary for participants to implement the initiation process in their own communities. From Late Sunday afternoon to early Friday afternoon, participants experience the flow, steps, and periods of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Track II - and Beyond... For experienced ministers with a firm foundation and training in the process of initiation preparation, this track traces the initiation process with attention to advanced questions of implementation. Participants in this track need a minimum of three years initiation experience, preferably in a setting that has a year-round initiation process. Cosponsored by the Diocese of Albany at Siena College, Loudonville, NY June 20-25, Deadline for registration was May 9, however, you can still register by calling the Forum Office at (202)

4 Environment & Art FORM/Reform: The National Conference on Environment and Art for Catholic Worship October Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel Theme: On This Mountain: Raising a Banner of Hope Goals of the Conference To address the issues related to the building, renovation, or restoration of a worship space in light of current church documents. To foster the local community s search for solutions to its particular problems and challenges that its space presents. To foster collaboration among artist, architects, and local and diocesan committees. To provide a forum for education and discussion of current issues in an age of transition. FORM/Reform: Is the national conference for all who are involved in a church building or renovation project: diocesan building and liturgical commission members, clergy, architects, environment art coordinators, musicians, artisans/craftspeople, builders, acoustical and lighting engineers, landscape architects, students, and anyone else seeking further knowledge and enrichment in the forum of environment and art. This years Keynote Speakers: John Baldovin, S.J., Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology Weston Jesuit School of Theology Cambridge, Massachusetts Mary Jane Owen, Executive Director National Catholic Office Persons with Disabilities Washington, D.C. Nathan Mitchell, Director of Research Center for Pastoral Liturgy University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana. The conference is sponsored by The Georgetown Enter for Liturgy, Spirituality and the Arts and Hosted by the Diocese of Colorado Springs Please send me a brochure for the 1999 Form/Reform Conference. Fax or mail your complete mailing address to Conference Services by Loretta Reif, PO Box 5226, Rockford IL Phone: (815) Fax: (815) or NAME PHONE ADDRESS FAX ADDRESS CITY/ST/ZIP Send the following information: Exhibit invitation Artist Portfolio Brochure

5 Diocesan Liturgical Commission Ms. Cathy Ann Lavender, Director Mrs. Marie Bernadett Ministry of Music Rev. Patrick J. Butler, Chair Liturgy Rev. Thomas H. Chevalier Environment & Art Mrs. Elizabeth Simcoe Prayer & Spirituality Sr. Anna Tantsits, IHM RCIA Who reads The Office of Prayer and Worship? Pastor Associate Pastor Parish Life Director Deacon Pastoral Associate Campus Chaplain Minister of Music Coordinator of RCIA Parish Liturgy Team Parish Prayer & Worship Committee Please see that this Newsletter is routed among staff members. Thank you!! Secretary Mrs. Stacey Lesser

6 The Office of Prayer & Worship Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Pastoral Center 40 North Main Avenue Albany, New York Non-Profit Org. U.S.POSTAGE PAID Albany, NY Permit No. 320 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Beginnings & Beyond Environment & Art Liturgical Commission

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