Liturgy Conference

April 2, 2010 at 1:39 am | Posted in Conference, Formation | Leave a comment

CIRCULAR NO. 2010 – 02

18 January 2010



The Ministry for Liturgical Affairs, Manila and the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, will hold the LITURGY CONFERENCE 2010 on the topic of LITURGICAL ENVIRONMENT on April 13 – 15, 2010, at the San Carlos Seminary Auditorium in Makati City.

The liturgical environment plays a vital role in the worship of the faithful. All the elements contained therein serve a specific purpose and are meant to contribute to the spirit of prayer and praise that are the essence of worship.

Yet often too these elements are not properly given attention or are even ignored. The Liturgy Conference 2010 on Liturgical Environment aims to give those involved in the liturgy especially the priests in charge of parishes, shrines and chapels, and their lay collaborators and assistant the proper orientation and understanding of what constitutes the liturgical environment.

His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales will open the Conference on April 13 (Tuesday) while Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco, director of the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy will give the first talk on “What is Liturgical Environment?”  The full schedule of talks and speakers are listed in the enclosed brochure.

We enjoin you to take this opportunity to know more about the liturgical environment so that together with the faithful you may provide the perfect atmosphere for our celebration of the Eucharist and our highest prayers and praise to God, our Father.

A pre-registration should be made through email: for those who wish to avail of accommodations. A conference fee of Php 2,000 is asked of each participant. This includes lunch for the 3 day seminar.

For more information, please call (02) 4043891.

Yours in Christ,

Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission, Manila


NMDDL 2009

November 3, 2009 at 1:27 am | Posted in Conference | Leave a comment

The Diocese of Baguio hosted this year’s National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy on the topic << Music in the Liturgical Year >>. It was attended by 264 delegates from all over the Philippines with over 60 of the country’s 87 dioceses represented.

The talks:
1. Music of the Liturgical Year by Rev. Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco, OSB
2. Music for Advent and Christmas by Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo Mangussad
3. Music for Lent and Holy Week by Dean Josefina Manabat, EdD, SLD
4. Music for Easter by Rev. Fr. Benildus Maramba, OSB
5. Music for Ordinary Time by Rev. Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ
6. Music for Solemnities by Rev. Fr. Timoteo Ofrasio, SJ

The host Diocese treated the delegates to a tour of the city of Baguio and a very entertaining and participative cultural night on the last day of the meeting.

This year, the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy and the National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy conferred a post-humus honor on the great composer of Filipino Sacred Music, Rev. Fr. Eduardo P. Hontiveros, SJ. The Sacrosanctum Concilium Award was given by the ECL through its Executive Secretary, Fr. Anscar to Fr. Honti. It was received by Fr. Manoling and Fr. Tim.

The week-long meeting ended with the drafting of this year’s STATEMENT.

Next year will be the 25th anniversary of the NMDDL and this will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Manila. It will be a moment for remembering and making present the 25 years of keeping the spirit of the liturgy alive in the Philippines.

13th Asian Liturgy Forum

September 19, 2009 at 3:31 am | Posted in Conference, Meeting | Leave a comment

The Archdiocese of Manila hosts the 13th Asian Liturgy Forum South-East Asian Region  which opens on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Bahay Pari, San Carlos Formation Complex, Edsa, Makati City. The meeting will be held until September 20. The theme for the 13th ALF is “Liturgical Year and Inculturation.”

The delegates will have vespers with Manila Archbishop Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales on September 16 at the Bahay Pari chapel, after which he welcomes them at dinner. Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB, ALF Executive Director and Director of the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, will give the opening conference on the theme on Sept. 17. This will be followed by reports from various country representatives.

Some 50 delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are attending. There will also be observers from Australia and Taiwan. The ALF is expected to release a statement on the theme which it hopes will be of help to the National Commissions of the countries in the South-East Asian Region.

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