Federal Diocesan Liturgical Commission - October 7-9, 2015
University of Dallas Ministry Conference - October 22-24, 2015
Southwest Liturgical Conference - January 13-16, 2016
National Association of Pastoral Musicians - July 6-10 2015
The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) is a national organization composed primarily of members of diocesan liturgical commissions, worship offices and/or the equivalent diocesan liturgical structures. These diocesan liturgical personnel, appointed by their bishops, have responsibility for the promotion of the liturgical life of their dioceses. The FDLC serves as an official collaborating agent between the local churches through diocesan worship offices and liturgical commissions and the USCCB Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy. The FDLC meets annually as well as regionally: the Diocese of Dallas is in Region 10. The National Meeting of 2015 will be October 7 through 9, 2015 at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Texas. More info available at http://fdlc.org
The University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC) is held annually each October. Features include nationally recognized keynote speakers, plus breakout sessions for catechists, liturgical ministers, Catholic school educators, and all in North Texas who want to know more about their faith. Also featured are exhibitors and vendors with accessible materials that support ministry, liturgy and catechesis in the Church. The 8th Annual UD Ministry Conference is October 22-24 2015 at the Kay Bailey Hutchins Convention Center in Dallas, TX See http://www.udallas.edu/udmc/ for more info. Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth.
This primary mission of this conference is directed toward the local Church at the parish and diocesan level. The SWLC is committed to educational programs and regional workshops which will stimulate the people of God to that "full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy." (CSL n.14). The 2016 Study Week will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, from January 13-16, 2016. The SWLC is the oldest continuous regional liturgical conference in the U.S. See http://swlc.org for info.
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer, both professional and volunteer. Annually, the NPM holds a convention that features breakout sessions, nationally known keynote speakers, and opportunities for enrichment in music, prayer, and spiritual growth. Exhibitors at the convention represent national and international music and liturgical interests. The NPM National Convention will be held from July 6-10 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI.
See http://npm.org for details. All are always welcome to participate.
Dallas Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians supports, enlivens, and informs parish musicians, both professional staff and volunteer. The NPM Board meets regularly to plan and schedule programs, celebrations, and gatherings that will positively impact and inform the quality of music ministry and the musicians in area parishes. To join the local chapter (which affiliates musicians with the NPM nationally), contact the Office of Worship for more info.
Website for Local Chapter