Sacra Liturgia, the internationally-renowned liturgy conference that has previously been held in Rome, New York, London, and Milan, is now coming to California.
Founded by Dom Alcuin Reid, the Sacra Liturgia Conference is an internationally recognized center of intellectual excellence in liturgical scholarship. But it is more: it offers stunning Masses celebrated by major prelates. This year will feature vespers and Masses celebrated by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Cardinal George Pell, Bishop Stephen Lopes, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone – with excellent choirs so that Catholics can experience the power of the Eucharist in a new way.
Sponsored by Ignatius Press, the conference will feature talks by Ignatius Press authors Cardinal Sarah, Cardinal Pell, Dom Alcuin Reid, and our Founder and Editor Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, as well as Bishop Lopes, Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka, Msgr. Gerard O’Connor, Duncan Stroik, and more.
Come for the intellectual feast about the liturgy, for the fellowship, and to experience the power of the presence of God in these beautiful liturgies.
The conference will take place from June 28 to July 1, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, close to Stanford University.
From an email from Ignatius Press.
$500 to attend? And that doesn’t include lodging nor transportation? Ridiculous.
That is not inexpensive, but the cheapest lower-level ticket ticket to the SuperBowl was $6,469. Maybe this is the SuperBowl of Liturgy, given the “line-up.” And, it’s infinitely more important. The average price to see a pop star in concert is more than $200. Some people readily spend more than $500 on a ski weekend.
For those who can afford it, it’s a matter of priorities. Bringing bishops in from overseas and other expenses for an event (with limited attendance) can’t be cheap. And, there is the free “virtual” option available to everyone. I’m glad Ignatius Press is hosting this. I hope they don’t lose money and even if they make a little profit, it’d go to a good Catholic publishing company. Not trying to convince you to go, just saying.
Yeah but church musicians are famously paid poverty wages by the Catholic Church. It would an entirely different thing if the Church paid its professional ministers decent, professional, living wages. To pay church musicians so poorly and then have such an expensive fee for a conference that would help them do what they’re supposed to do is an insult.
This is insightful. The conference should be free for all diocesan musicians if the archbishop is truly interested in improving music at Mass above the OCP crap in most parishes. You know who’s going to pay to go to this conference? People who don’t need it. People who are already doing good things in their parishes. What’s the point of that? Everyone will give each other backrubs, so to speak, but the musicians who really need a conference like this won’t participate, and the church’s music won’t improve overall.
This is really a very excellent, four-days–long Conference– and the cost is not much! It is mainly geared for Catholic clergy and laymen, either with advanced traditional Catholic theological and liturgical training– or, love and appreciation for it! Top Catholic clerics and world experts will be speaking at this Conference. An unforgettable experience! They all have trip expenses, and expenses for the week of the Conference. It will be held at the Seminary, and is for the good of the worldwide Church. You can still attend some of the beautiful Masses and liturgies. I am sure that some parts of the Conference will also be available, streamed online.
Actually, yes, many of the speakers, and Masses and liturgies, are all totally free, online.
I read that only the keynotes and Masses would be online.
SF is a dump. A few years back we had our car broken into and robbed. This was before the more recent feces and needles problems too
Won’t be going to SF
How about Monterey?
The conference is at St. Patrick’s Seminary, which is in Menlo Park in a swanky neighborhood. Think Robin Leach’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. It’s just down the street from Facebook headquarters. No poop on the sidewalk nor homeless people there, I guarantee you. A bit farther away in Palo Alto, there is a road where lots of homeless people park their RVs and live out of them, and that’s a bit of a bad area. East Palo Alto, I think it is. Wrong side of the tracks.
Ha when I first moved to CA I had a one bedroom apt in east Pally. What a dump. Cockroaches every night. Ah. The good old days of the 80’s
Those assisting at the TLM in the pic don’t know that they’re supposed to hold the back side of the priest’s fiddleback chasuble up during the elevation. I’m a Novus Ordo guy and a TLM opponent, and I know that.
Those vestments are also hideous.
If this conference is in support of the TLM, I don’t support it. It’s against Traditionis Custodes and Vatican II. A Mass like the one in the pic is going backwards.
It’s a custom. Developed historically to relieve the weight of the vestment in order to maximized the height of the elevation of the elements of the sacrifice. Not now, nor ever was in the rubrics. Pretty sure those in the pic know that. Maybe send an e mail or phone number in case they have any other questions….
Sorry, but how does celebrating the Mass go ‘backwards’ as if the sacrifice on the altar is some kind of initiative or campaign to advance an agenda? It’s offered in no less than 24 autonomous particular churches sui iuris in far more languages. The Catholic Church is not an American church and shouldn’t be seen through that lense. It’s one of the many advantages she has over her Protestant critics that more or less transplant American religious sensibility around the world and call it Christian.
The LA Religious Ed Congress cost $75. I guess you get what you pay for.