WISCONSIN DELLS -- Priests from throughout the Diocese of Madison are expected to attend the 30th annual Presbyteral Assembly held September 26 to 29 at the Chula Vista Resort.
The annual retreat for priests is an opportunity for prayer, education, and fellowship, away from the distractions of their ministry.
This year the assembly will feature sessions related to the liturgy, including information on the new Roman Missal, which is expected to be implemented in Advent 2011 across the United States.
Keynote speakers will include Chris Carstens and Fr. Randy Stice from the Liturgical Institute, as well as Dr. Patrick Gorman, director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Madison. Several other diocesan offices will also have presentations.
The assembly also includes a memorial service for deceased priests, a holy hour and Benediction, and two concelebrated Masses, one honoring diocesan priest jubilarians.
The Office of Continuing Education of Priests directed by Msgr. O. Charles Schluter is in charge of planning the assembly.