There will also be a local Liturgy Day October 18th. Among the Workshops,
The Spirituality of Crossing Borders - Fostering Unity in Diversity
Ms. Barbara Tracey & Brother Rufino Zaragoza, O.F.M. We know that our church is multi-cultural. How do we move beyond simply singing a song from another tradition or having a reading in a foreign language, to embracing a truly Catholic vision of the global Body of Christ in worship?
When this post is scheduled to be published, I'm scheduled to be on a parish mission trip to Peru. Based on my experience on our prior mission trips to Guatemala, I can download the order of worship for the Mass in Spanish and use it as an aid to participation wherever we wind up for Sunday Mass.
A visitor to St. Al's couldn't do the same. In fact, the few times I requested an advance copy of the custom order of worship for a Mass at St. Al's, the then-pastor didn't even follow that. Seems to me there's more global vision when a visitor from anywhere on the globe can be as prepared for Mass as a local. Why that can be true of a parish in rural Guatemala but not a parish suburban Milwaukee might make an interesting workshop.