Sir Raymond J. de Souza, KHS, KM is Brazilian by birth, Catholic by grace and an American by choice. As a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, and a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, he has distinguished himself as an international Catholic Pro-Life activist, apologist, author and broadcaster.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and having conversational ability in Italian and Afrikaans, he has given over 2,500 talks in 38 countries on pro-life, Catholic apologetics and related topics, in person, on radio and on television.
Besides being an EWTN program host, his work has assisted religious education programs at parishes, schools, and lay organizations on five continents. Sir Raymond has a weekly column on Catholic apologetics in the national Catholic newspaper, The Wanderer.
Throughout his adult life, Sir Raymond has been a constant defender of the traditional Catholic liturgy of the Church, as the undisputable source of grace that has formed thousands of saints throughout history. He specializes in defending the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, so neglected by contemporary liturgical practices and abuses. He is available to address Catholic events anywhere in the free West through the Sacred Heart Media apostolate (www.RaymonddeSouza.com).
Dr. J. Richard Haefer is Professor Emeritus of musicology and ethnomusicology in the Emeritus College of Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. His areas of expertise include Hymnology, Gregorian chant, Native American music, and music of the southwestern United States and Mexico.
For more than 35 years Dr. Haefer taught colonial period music of Mexico in the ASU School of Music. He still continues to research 16th to 18th century music in Nueva España and Nueva Granada. Dr. Haefer is currently working with Hispanic Cantorales and villancicos in Bogotá, Colombia.
Dr. Haefer has directed Gregorian chant scholas and SATB choirs for most of his life. He is a Benedictine Oblate of Our Lady of the Annunciation Monastery at Clear Creek, OK and a Commander with Star in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
Michele Bowman-Dumey is the owner of Restorations Plus, located in St. Louis, MO, but doing work across the entire United States for over 30 years. Michele has had a lifelong passion for the restoration of beautiful old religious statues and art.
Utilizing time-proven restoration techniques, Michele and her team work to return pieces to their original color palette or the particular artistic preference of each client. Restorations Plus specializes in plaster, wood, marble, metal, fiberglass and canvas restoration.
Michele has developed expertise in church decorative painting, faux finishes, murals, hand-painted and liturgical design. She uses techniques for restoration and repainting that are similar to the methods used in Germany over 100 years ago.
Fr. Anton Webb is a parish priest at St Alban's, Winslow (Bucks), United Kingdom, and has extensive experience in prison ministry. Fr. Webb was ordained in 2007 in the Oxford Oratory, of which he was then a member. He read theology and religious studies at Jesus College, Cambridge.
Father Webb preached the homily at the Fisher Mass on May 2, 2022, at the Catholic Chaplaincy, Cambridge. One of his homilies has been published in "In the Name of the Father: Homilies for Sundays and Feast Days in the Extraordinary Form Calendar", 2010.
David M. Carollo is the Executive Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima USA – Our Lady’s Blue Army. He has held that office since 2012. He served as a member of the World Apostolate of Fatima USA board of trustees from 2005, and as president of the apostolate for five years. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the World Apostolate of Fatima International from 2008 until 2022.
In addition to managing the apostolate in the United States, and the Blue Army Shrine in New Jersey he oversees the apostolate’s operations in Portugal where the organization operates Domus Pacis hotel and retreat center in Fatima. He is a Lay Carmelite, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, and a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher.
David is a frequent guest on EWTN television. He is also heard regularly on Radio Maria and Relevant Radio. He can also be heard on The Winds of Change show in Chicago where he serves as a guest host. David is often featured on other Catholic radio and television stations throughout the United States discussing the Fatima message and the Catholic Faith. He writes a monthly column “Voice of Fatima” and hosts the podcast “Fatima Today”.
David was awarded the 2018 Cardinal John P. Foley award by the Catholic Press Association for demonstrating excellence and innovation in Catholic storytelling. He is a regular speaker at Marian conferences, Fatima events, and parishes, as well as the Fatima Shrine in Portugal. David and his wife, Dorothy, are from Chicago and currently reside in New Jersey. He is available for speaking engagements and media appearances. Contact him at [email protected]
Rev. Peter Stravinskas was ordained a priest in 1977. He holds a doctorate in School Administration from Fordham University, as well as a doctorate in sacred theology from the Marian Institute at the University of Dayton and the Marianum in Rome.
Father Stravinskas has taught in and administered Catholic educational institutions at the elementary, secondary, university, and seminary levels, serving as professor of education, theology, and classical languages at a number of colleges and universities.
He is the founding editor of The Catholic Response and the publisher of Newman House Press. Over three decades ago, he established the St. Gregory Foundation for Latin Liturgy. Father Stravinskas is also the President of the Catholic Education Foundation and the founding dean of the faculty of Catholic school administration of Pontifex University.
A prolific writer, Fr. Stravinskas has written or edited fifty-one books and more than 600 articles.
Bill Guelker has been the LLA Newsletter Editor since the Spring of 2014. He and his son, William, also became the hosts of the LLA website, following the death of our previous webmaster, Jimmy Stockard, in August, 2014.
Bill created a separate website, also in 2014, - www.extraordinaryform.org - which has continued to expand with downloads for complete Latin/English Masses, Latin/English Propers for the Traditional Latin Mass, and Hand Missals (Ordinary of the Mass) for the Roman, Dominican, and Carmelite rites. Downloadable booklets for Nuptial and Requiem Masses are also available on this website.
Before his “retirement”, Bill was a Certified Project Manager and worked for IBM instructing employees on how to manage projects and use project management software programs. Bill is still instructing – the next generation of boys and young men -- how to serve the Traditional Latin Mass.
Marion Morris is the husband of Regina Morris, the current president of the Latin Liturgy Association. Marion is the current administrator of the Latin Liturgy Association Facebook Page. He is retired from the National Geospatial Agency (NGA), where he was a cartographer and middle level manager. Baptized as a Southern Baptist, Marion converted to Catholicism as an adult in 1973. He was intrigued by the traditional Latin Mass in 1993 , and has since learned how to serve at the altar. His special interest is in the customs and traditions of the use of incense at Mass.
Vendors may set up their materials on their table(s) in the Vendor Room
Participants may check in and pick up their packets at the Registration Table in the hotel, outside the Grand Ballroom.
Participants may visit the Vendor Room.
This is meeting is open to all LLA members. It is a time to meet the members of the National Council, and share News and Views from the Chapters. Meet in Vendor Room.
Everyone is invited to join in praying the Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries) in Latin, in the Vendor Room.
Registration Table is Open, Outside of Grand Ballroom:Vendor Room is open for Attendees. Breakfast is available for those who are registered as Hotel Guests.
For those attendees who have paid for the bus, it will leave at 8:15 a.m. for the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, in downtown Paterson, NJ. Attendees who are driving their own private vehicles will have secure parking available, across the street from the cathedral.
Celebrant will be Rev. Msgr. Eugene R. Sylva S.T.D. Rector of the Cathedral, or his representative. Cathedral organist, Dr. David Bower will lead the schola, and provide the music for Mass.
Actual departure time will depend on what time Mass ends.
LLA President Regina P. Morris and Convention Chairman, Dr. Joseph Daly, will welcome all attendees in the Grand Ballroom.
Sir Raymond will speak on, "What does the use of the Latin language bring to sacred worship?" and other timely and related issues.
Best Western Fairfield Executive Inn Plus will provide an outdoor tented area, for our use for the buffet lunch.
Dr. Haefer will speak on the "Latin Cantorales from the Spanish Colonial Period".
Stop in the Vendor Room if you have not yet done so!
Michele will share her 30+ year experience in the "Restoration of Traditional Catholic Sculptures and Art."
Another opportunity to visit the Vendor Room!
Father Webb, from the Association of Latin Liturgy, United Kingdom, will speak on, "Use of the Graduale Parvum in the United Kingdom", and other related and timely issues.
Prepare for Vespers.
Vespers will be prayed in the Grand Ballroom.
There are several restaurants and fast-food establishments close by the hotel. A list of them will be included in the Participant Packet when you register.
David Carollo will speak on the "History and Features of the Blue Army Shrine". We will be going there for Mass tomorrow morning.
We will pray Compline in Latin (Ordinary Form) in the Grand Ballroom.
For those attendees who have paid for the bus, it will leave for the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, National Blue Army Shrine, 674 Mountain View Rd East, Asbury, NJ. This is about an hour's drive from the hotel. Those attendees who prefer to drive their own private vehicles may do so. Driving directions will be provided in the Participant Packet at the Registration Table.
Plans are being made for a Missa Cantata. The celebrant has not yet been finalized.
Light breakfast foods and drinks will be available at the Blue Army Shrine, following the Mass.
Those attendees who have paid for the bus, will depart for the one-hour trip back to the hotel.
This is the final opportunity to visit the Vendor Room
Bill and Marion will speak on, "Tips on Using the LLA Website, the Extraordinary Form Website, and the LLA Facebook Page."
The hotel will provide another hot buffet lunch, similar to the one on Saturday.
Father Stravinskas will speak on, "What is meant by 'active participation' and 'Eucharistic Revival' ".
LLA President, Regina Morris, will offer closing remarks.
Vendor Room will stay open until 4:00 p.m.
Until April 15, 2023
until April 15, 2023
after April 15, 2023
After April 15, 2023