Keynote: Beyond the Boundaries: Interrelating Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices

Presented by: Ricky Manalo

Today’s Catholics embrace many different sociocultural backgrounds and perform various worship practices that move beyond Sunday Eucharist. Some pray the rosary every day, while others perform works of social justice, search for God in AA meetings, or post pictures of God's presence on Facebook. This plenum will consider how we might rethink the relationship between Sunday Eucharist and our everyday practices of lived religion.

About Ricky Manalo:

Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D. is a Paulist priest currently teaching at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.  He studied composition and piano at the Manhattan School of Music, theology at the Washington Theological Union, and liturgy, culture, and sociology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.  His music is published by Oregon Catholic Press.  Some of his best known hymns include: Beyond the Day, With One Voice, Worthy Is the Lamb, and Mass of Spirit and Grace.  Fr. Manalo is also known for pioneering and popularizing Asian American Catholic liturgical music in the United States with his hymns, Many and Great and By the Waking of Our Hearts.  His music has been sung during the Papal Masses of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.  He has written numerous articles and books on pastoral ministry, liturgical music, and intercultural communication.  His book, The Liturgy of Life: The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices (Liturgical Press, 2014) was a finalist for the 2015 Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers.   He serves as an advisor to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and the Secretariat on Divine Worship.  When he is not traveling throughout the United States, he resides at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.