Federal Diocesan Liturgical Commission - October 3-5, 2017
University of Dallas Ministry Conference - October 19-21, 2017
Southwest Liturgical Conference - January 18-21, 2017
National Association of Pastoral Musicians - July 10-14, 2017
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 National Meeting will be October 7 through 9, 2017, in Bloomington, MN. More info available at http://fdlc.org
The Dallas Ministry Conference (DMC) 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 Annual Dallas Ministry Conference is October 19-21, 2017 at the Kay Bailey Hutchins Convention Center in Dallas, TX. See http://www.udallas.edu/dmc for more info. Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas
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 55th Study Week will be held at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, TX, from January 18-21, 2017. The SWLC is the oldest continuous regional liturgical conference in the U.S. Visit http://swlc.org for registration information.
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 July10-14, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH. 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), visit the local chapter at National Association of Pastoral Musicians.