LITURGICAL FORMATION PROGRAM
FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS 2017-2018
Thanks to a grant from the Koch Foundation, Tulane Catholic is excited to offer the following opportunities for students participating in liturgical life at Tulane Catholic beginning this summer.
Young people have a great desire to serve the Church but have not had the benefit of a deep formation in the liturgy, including the role of sacred music and lay ministers or a foundation in liturgical and sacramental theology. Today’s entertainment-oriented culture tempts us to reduce the liturgy to a show in which ministers are performers and the faithful become spectators and the dignity and beauty of the liturgy is lost.
This year-long liturgical formation program during the 2017-18 academic year will help Tulane Catholic students enter more fully into the liturgy as a transformative encounter with Jesus Christ, preparing them for lifelong growth in holiness and discipleship.
The program consists in several parts.
1. Scholarships available for students to attend liturgical conferences/workshops over the summer.
2. Lectures and hands-on liturgical training offered in conjunction with Notre Dame Seminary.
3. Development of a schola to accompany the liturgy at special celebrations at Tulane Catholic.
FIRST PART -
SUMMER WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS APRIL 26, 10:00PM
scholarships will be awarded on a case by case basis.
OPTION 1 — LEARN GREGORIAN CHANT
Scholarship includes registration fee for the workshop ($465 cost) and $300 travel stipend.
Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song (Beginners)
with Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB
Monday, July 17- Friday, July 21, 2017
Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana
An advanced session is available the following week from July 24-28
Learn how the practice of Gregorian chant brings to life the Word of God in song, and study the intimate relationship between the proclaimed Word of God and its melodic setting. Learn a new way to enhance your spiritual reading. The workshop includes study of the original chant notations as the key to unlocking the spiritual and artistic qualities that have influenced later Western music. Practice singing both Latin and English settings in chant style will be included.
When applying, please indicate whether you want to attend the beginner or advanced session.
OPTION 2 — SACRED LITURGY CONFERENCE
Scholarship includes registration fee for the conference ($195 cost) and $400 travel stipend.
5th Annual Liturgy Conference: the Voice of the Bridegroom
July 12-15, 2017, Medford, Oregon
Come to southern Oregon for a three-day immersion in the Church’s sacred liturgy and its living musical heritage. The theme of the 5th annual conference is “The Voice of the Bridegroom”, and will focus on sacred liturgy, Church history, and the role of Gregorian chant. The conference will include eight important and informative lectures, four sung liturgies, four catered meals and plenty of time for fellowship. 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.
OPTION 3 — LITURGICAL MUSIC INSTITUTE
Scholarship includes fees for the institute ($965 total cost) only, no travel stipend.
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
July 23-28, 2017, Huntington, New York
The Liturgical Music Institute is a five day comprehensive program which offers musical, liturgical and pastoral formation for both new and experienced liturgical musicians. Participants take part in a ten hour liturgical theology course. First time participants are enrolled in “The Liturgical Year” while returning participants are enrolled in either “The Liturgy Documents” or “The Rites of the Church."
–Must be a current student at Tulane University who participates in the Sunday liturgies at Tulane Catholic
–Must commit to at least one academic year (2017-18) of liturgical service (as a musician, vocalist, server, or other liturgical minister) at Tulane Catholic following attendance at the workshop or other formation event
–Must complete an application and short essay explaining one’s interest in the program by the deadline indicated below