UD Continues Vatican II Anniversary Celebration with Panel on Liturgical Reform

UD Continues Vatican II Anniversary Celebration with Panel on Liturgical Reform

The university will continue its commemoration of the Second Vatican Council this Thursday, Oct. 10, with a panel discussion on the far-reaching Constitution on the Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium at 7 p.m. in the Art History Auditorium. The panelists include Fr. Don Dvorak, O. P., campus chaplain; Fr. Roch Kereszty, O. Cist., professor of theology; and Fr. James Oberle, S.S., spiritual director at Holy Trinity Seminary.

The constitution initiated a reform of Catholic liturgy, including the celebration of the Mass. The major liturgical changes brought about by Sacrosanctum Concilium included priests saying Mass in the vernacular and facing the people.

"Sacrosanctum Concilium emphasized the importance of the liturgy for lay people," said Fr. Dvorak, who was ordained only months before the constitution's promulgation in December 1963. "The liturgy is how we get in touch with Jesus, and he with us."

The discussion, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the School of Ministry, the Theology Department and Campus Ministry.

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