National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy 2009

July 22, 2009 at 6:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

24th National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy
Baguio City, September 21-24, 2009

Venue: Venus Parkview Hotel
Host: Diocese of Baguio
Arrival Date: September 21 before 6:00 P.M.
Departure Date: September 25.
Registration Fee: Php 3,000.00

Monday, September 21
6:00 Vespers and Welcome Address (Our Lady of Lourdes Church) 
           Keynote Address: Most Rev. Romulo Valles, D.D.
7:00 Dinner and Cultural Presentation (Venus Parkview Hotel)

Tuesday, September 22
6:30 Lauds and Holy Eucharist (Our Lady of Lourdes Church)
7:30 Breakfast (Venus Parkview Hotel)
9:00 Theology and Themes of the Liturgical Year: Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco 10:00 Break
10:30 Advent and Christmas Seasons: Fr. Nilo Mangussad
12:00 Lunch 3:00 Regional and ECL Meetings
6:00 Vespers (Our Lady of Lourdes Church)
6:30 Dinner (Venus Parkview Hotel)

Wednesday, September 23
* Same schedule as on September 22,
except: 9:00 Season of Lent and Holy Week: Dr. Josefina Manabat
10:30 Easter Season: Fr. Benildus Ma. Maramba
1:00 Cultural Tour of Baguio City

Thursday, September 24:
Today the delegates to the 24th NMMDL honor with gratitude Fr. Eduardo Hontiveros, SJ, who immensely contributed to the shaping and development of musical liturgy in the Philippines. Today his compositions will be sung for the Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharistic Celebration.

* Same schedule as on September 22,
except: 9:00 Sundays in Ordinary Time: Fr. Manuel Francisco
10:30 Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord: Fr. Timoteo Ofrasio
2:30 The Music of Fr. E. Hontiveros: Fr. Manuel Francisco:
3:30 Plenum: Testimonial for Fr. E. Hontiveros
and Conferral of Posthumous Sacrosanctum Concilium Award for Liturgical Music.
4:00 Reports, Resolutions, Business Matter, and Awarding of Certificates
6:00 Concluding Eucharist (Baguio Cathedral)
7:00 Dinner and Cultural Presentation (Rooftop of Porta Vaga)

1. The delegates are the Directors and Assistant Directors of the diocesan liturgy commissions (or their representative), professors of liturgy, directors of liturgy commissions or committees for religious congregations and seminaries, graduates and students of the Graduate School of Liturgy (San Beda College), and alumni of Paul VI Institute of Liturgy. This year the delegates of the Asian Liturgy Forum will join the National Meeting.

2. For those who have not registered yet, please contact as soon as possible Mr. Prodencio Bognay: 09095890900 or email:

3. Delegates are requested to arrange for their transport to and from Baguio. 4. Since the venue is in the center of the city (along Burnham Park), it will be convenient to visit during free time the places of interest at a walking distance from the hotel. Distant places like Camp John Hay, Mines View, and the Philippine Military Academy will be part of the tour on September 23.


Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco, OSB

That in all things God may be glorified.


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