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Keynote Speakers


Fr Jan Michael Joncas


Ordained in 1980 as a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN, Fr. Jan Michael Joncas serves as Artist in Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  He holds degrees in English from the (then) College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN and the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of the Ateneo S. Anselmo in Rome.  He has served as a parochial vicar, a campus minister, and a parochial administrator (pastor).  He is the author of five books and over two hundred articles and reviews in journals such as Worship, Ecclesia Orans, and Questions Liturgiques.  He has composed and arranged over 300 pieces of liturgical music.


Dr Clare V. Johnson


Dr. Clare V. Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University in Strathfield, NSW.  She holds honours degrees in Music and Theology, a research Master of Arts in Theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame, USA.  Clare is a member of the National Liturgical Council advising the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference.  Her research has been published in numerous journals including: Studia Liturgica, Worship, Pastoral Music, Liturgy, The Australian Journal of Liturgy, Lutheran Theological Journal, The Summit, Liturgy News, Pastoral Liturgy and Celebrate!  She is editor of Ars Liturgiae: Worship, Aesthetics and Praxis (Chicago: LTP, 2003) and is contributing co-editor of Vatican II: Reception and Implementation in the Australian Church (Mulgrave: Garrett, 2012).


Ms Louise Campbell


Louise Campbell is the Director of the National Liturgy office of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference which is based at Pompallier Diocesan Centre.  Louise has a passion for the liturgical life of the Church and the capacity of that liturgy to engage, inspire, challenge and transform both personal and ecclesial life.  She has a background in teaching, parish pastoral ministry and experience as a marriage and funeral celebrant.  Before taking up this new role, Louise worked for several years as Liturgy Advisor for the Diocese of Auckland.  She was a contributor to the ICEL resource supporting the implementation of the revised translation of the Roman Missal, Becoming One Body, One Spirit in Christ.


Archbishop Mark Coleridge


Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge was born in Melbourne on 25 September, 1948, the third of five children of Bernard Coleridge and Marjorie Harvey (both deceased).

Archbishop Coleridge’s education was split between South Australia and Victoria, with attendance at primary schools in Tranmere (St Joseph’s School) and Adelaide (Rostrevor College) before the completion of his senior years in Melbourne (St Kevin’s College).

At tertiary level he was awarded an Arts degree, majoring in English and French, from Melbourne University. Archbishop Mark’s study for the priesthood was undertaken at Corpus Christi College’s various campuses at Werribee, Glen Waverley and Clayton during the years 1969-74.

He was ordained a priest in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne on 18 May 1974. After Ordination, he worked as an assistant priest in various Melbourne parishes for a few years before studying Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. After four years in Rome and Jerusalem he returned to Melbourne to teach Scripture.

Three years later he was again back in Rome for doctoral studies, after which he returned to teach in Melbourne and was eventually made the Master of Catholic Theological College.

In late 1997 he was appointed to work in the Holy See’s Secretariat of State.

Four years later he returned to Australia and was ordained Auxiliary Bishop for Melbourne.

In 2004, he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture and Chair of the Roman Missal Editorial Committee of the International Committee for English in the Liturgy. He was subsequently named Chair of the International Commission for the Preparation of an English-language Lectionary.

In 2006, he was appointed Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn upon the retirement of Archbishop Francis Carroll.

In 2011, he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

On 2 April 2012, he was named Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane and installed on 11 May 2012.

He is the Chair of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy.

Details to be published in January.

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