Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Sacred Liturgy Conference, June 9-12, in Spokane, WA

In this day and age, to have a successful liturgical conference is already a great accomplishment; but to be announcing the eighth annual occurrence of it is something to boast about!

The Sacred Liturgy Conference has taken place at various locations in the Pacific Northwest for the past seven summers, under the auspices of the Schola Cantus Angelorum. This year, it will be held June 9-12 in Spokane, Washington, once again on the campus of Gonzaga University, St Aloysius Catholic Church, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, where it was successfully hosted last year.

This year’s theme is “Incarnation in the Eucharist.” His Eminence Gerhard Cardinal Müller will give the keynote address, and will celebrate the Pontifical Mass of Corpus Christi, with Eucharistic Procession, and Benediction at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Other distinguished faculty members include:
  • Rev. Cassian Folsom, OSB
  • Dom Alcuin Reid
  • Dr. John Haas
  • Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, OSB
  • Rev. Pius Pietrzyk, OP
  • Rev. Gabriel Mosher, OP
  • Dr. Anthony Clark
  • Dr. Kevin Clarke
  • Dr. Ed Schaefer
  • Rev. Theodore Lange
  • Lucas Viar
  • Alex Begin
  • Doug Schneider
The Sacred Liturgy Conference is the largest liturgical conference in North America, with participants coming from all over the world. Its mission is to enrich knowledge and understanding of the liturgy so that Catholics may participate ever more deeply in the sacrificial offering of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Mass. The 2020 faculty will illuminate the Incarnation as inseparable from the Cross, Resurrection, and the Holy Eucharist. The four Masses will be celebrated in the two forms of the Roman Rite and in the Dominican Rite, with the sacred music prescribed by the Church.

To find out more specifics about the schedule, accommodations, and how to register for the conference, go to You may also call (503) 558-5123 or email An “Early Bird Special” rate is available through March 1, 2020.

A video about this year’s conference:

Last week, Dr. Tom Curran of My Catholic Faith Ministries interviewed Dr. Lynne Bissonnette, executive director of the Sacred Liturgy Conference, to discuss the origins of the conference, the gift of the Sacred Liturgy and the Incarnation. Later in the program, Tom explores the different rites of the Mass and the stewardship of perpetual Adoration. The audio may be accessed or downloaded here.

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