The Church Musicians' Guild of Buffalo will hold its 24th annual convocation on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at Christ the King Seminary. Father Michael S. Driscoll, assocate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will present, "Music as Mystagogy: Catechizing through the Sacred Arts."
The convocation begins at 7 p.m. Friday and runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Father is the founding director of the Master of Sacred Music program. He was president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, advisor to the Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy and president of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris.
On Friday evening, Father Driscoll will offer an evening of reflection - and we will have our customary Guild pizza & wings reception.
On Saturday morning, Father Driscoll will deliver a Hesburgh Lecture, cosponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Buffalo. His lecture will consider the role of music, as well as the other sacred arts, in forming our Christian beliefs. How do the liturgical arts impart that deep-felt knowledge of head and heart and faith, the knowledge that nurtures whole human persons and inspires a knowingfrom the inside out? This Hesburgh lecture is open to the public, free of charge.
For more information, call 873-0180.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
7:00 REFLECTION BY REV DR MICHAEL DRISCOLL
8:00 EVENING PRAYER IN THE TAIZE STYLE - LED BY GAIL SHEPHERD
9:00 RECEPTION (PIZZA, WINGS, BEVERAGES)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
9:00 MORNING PRAYER
9:30 RECEPTION (COFFEE AND PASTRIES)
10:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MUSIC AS MYSTAGOGY - REV DR DRISCOLL
11:30 MINI RECITAL GIVEN BY ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANTS
1:00 LITURGICAL PRINCIPLES FOR CHOOSING MUSIC FOR WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS, -GAIL SHEPHERD