#037: Eucharistic Adoration as Invitation to Mission (with Msgr. Rick Hilgartner and Lorraine Hess)

 Msgr. Rick Hilgartner

Msgr. Rick Hilgartner

Eucharistic Adoration is a traditional Roman Catholic devotion that has experienced renewed attention and interest over the last decade or so. Parishes across the country now offer regular opportunities for adoration. College campus ministries, summer youth programs, and national conferences are adding opportunities for adoration, as well. So, for those of us in liturgical ministry, how are we to handle this devotional practice? 

 Lorraine Hess

Lorraine Hess

Today, we’ll hear a special workshop presentation from Msgr. Rick Hilgartner and singer/songwriter Lorraine Hess. Offered at this year’s NPM convention in Baltimore, Fr. Rick and Lorraine presented a  workshop titled “Eucharistic Adoration: A Communal Invitation to Mission.” In their session, they offered historical, theological, liturgical, and musical suggestions for communities who wish to shape vibrant experiences of Adoration. They will also argue that Vatican II’s emphasis on the ecclesial and missional nature of all worship invites us to reimagine a reformed version of Adoration that will nourish a truly Eucharistic vision of Church. 

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To find out more about Lorraine Hess’ compositions and recordings, visit her composer page at World Library Publications and her personal website, www.lorrainehess.com.

The music you heard in today’s episode: “The Church’s One Foundation” (Wesley/Stone), and “Give Us Peace” (Roberts).

Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode. 

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