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Liturgical Organizations and Conferences


Federal Diocesan Liturgical Commission - October 2-4, 2018

University of Dallas Ministry Conference - October 11-13, 2018

Southwest Liturgical Conference - January 23-26, 2019

National Association of Pastoral Musicians - July 10-13, 2018


Federal Diocesan Liturgical Commission

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 49th National Meeting will be October 2 through 4, 2018, in Atlanta, GA. More info available at

Dallas Ministry Conference

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 11-13, 2018 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX. See for more info. Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas

Southwest Liturgical Conference

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). 2019 Study Week will be held at the GRB Houston Convention Center in Houston, TX, from January 23-26, 2019. The SWLC is the oldest continuous regional liturgical conference in the U.S. Visit for registration information.

National Association of Pastoral Musicians

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 10-13, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. See 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.