For three days in July, Cantus Angelorum, an Oregon-based women’s Latin schola, and Sacred Heart Parish in Medford, Oregon, are doing everything they can to make sure that the Voice of the Bridegroom is being heard.
Between July 12-15, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, ordinary of the Archdiocese of Portland, and Bishop Robert F. Vasa, formally Bishop of the Diocese of Baker, OR, and now Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA, will be welcoming faithful to learn about and participate in the Church’s liturgy and music by participating in “Sacred Liturgy Conference: The Voice of the Bridegroom.”
The conference is sponsored by Cantus Angelorum and hosted by Sacred Heart Parish. All liturgical events will take place at Sacred Heart Church, and all lectures, workshops and meals will be hosted at a conference center located one mile from the church.
Intoning the theme for this year’s conference “The Voice of the Bridegroom,” conference attendees will focus on sacred liturgy, Church history, and the role of Gregorian chant in both.
According to one of the conference organizers, Dan Haverkamp, the conference’s format allows for a mix of thoughtful presentations and less formal gatherings.
“The conference will include eight important and informative lectures, four sung liturgies, four catered meals and plenty of time for fellowship,” he says. “In addition to the eight lectures there will be five additional lectures on Sacred Liturgy offered at the same time as five workshops for those interested in learning how to chant.”
In addition to offering a lecture during the conference, Cardinal Burke will celebrate an Extraordinary Form Solemn Pontifical High Mass, assisted by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. Likewise, Archbishop Sample will lecture and offer a Pontifical Mass in the ordinary form and Bishop Vasa will lecture and offer a Requiem Mass for deceased priests of the Archdiocese of Portland.
The $195 conference fee ($125 for priests, religious, deacons, seminarians) includes two lunches, two dinners, educational materials, lectures, workshops, and four Masses.To register for more information, visit the conference website: www.sacredliturgyconference.org, call 206-552-3400 or email: [email protected].