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Rev.

David Friel, S.T.D.

Director of the Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood

• Phone: (610) 667-5778

• E-mail: dfriel@scs.edu

EDUCATION
  • S.T.D. (Liturgical Studies) The Catholic University of America (2022)
  • S.T.L. (Liturgical Studies) The Catholic University of America (2019)
  • M.A. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2011)
  • M.Div. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2010)
  • B.A. (Philosophy) Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2007)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Director, Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, Wynnewood, PA (2021-)
  • Chaplain, Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (2013-2016)
  • Vocation Coordinator, Philadelphia North (2013-2016)
  • Parochial Vicar, Saint Anselm Church, Philadelphia, PA (2011-2016)
PUBLICATIONS
  • “Between Universality and Inculturation: Gregorian Chant as a Bridge.” Sacred Music 149, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 6-27.
  • “Comparing Canons: Does Using Eucharistic Prayer II Really Save Time?” Adoremus Bulletin (28 September 2021).
  • “Liturgical Lessons from the Pandemic.” Homiletic & Pastoral Review (June 2020). https://www.hprweb.com/2020/06/liturgical-lessons-from-the-pandemic/.
  • “Romano Guardini and the Priesthood of the Baptized.” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 23, no. 1 (2019): 24-42.
  • “Proclaiming Christ’s Kingship.” God’s Servant First. Blog of the Committee for Religious Liberty of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. October 2018. (http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/christ-the-king/proclaiming-christs-kingship.cfm)
  • “Mutuality and Male Headship: Liturgical Evidence from Marriage Rituals throughout History.” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 21, no. 3 (2017): 252-289.
  • “Is Beauty Subjective? Identifying Criteria for Beauty and Recognizing Them in Chant.” Sacred Music 144, no. 2 (Summer 2017): 23-32.
  • “Liturgically Creative Writing: Popular Development of the Sequences in the Missale Romanum.” Adoremus Bulletin XXII, no. 6 (May 2017): 6-7, 10.
  • “A Call to Action: Take Up Thy Cross in Proper Style!” Adoremus Bulletin XXII, no. 5 (March 2017): 8-10.
  • “Roman Missal 3.0: Updates Installed.” Homiletic & Pastoral Review (January 2013). https://www.hprweb.com/2013/01/roman-missal-3-0-updates-installed/.
  • Review of Introduction to Eastern Christian Liturgies, ed. Stefanos Alexopoulos and Maxwell E. Johnson (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press Academic, 2022), in Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 26, no. 1 (2022): 224-227.
  • Review of The Seven Gifts of the Spirit of the Liturgy: Centennial Perspectives on Romano Guardini’s Landmark Work, ed. Christopher Carstens (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2020), in Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 25, no. 2 (2021): 259-261.
  • Review of Carlo Rossini, The Priest’s Chants and Recitatives at the Altar (1942; repr. Kansas City, MO: Romanitas Press, 2020), in Sacred Music 148, no. 3 (Fall 2021): 59-61.
  • Review of Michael Pakaluk, The Memoirs of St. Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel According to Mark (Washington, DC: Regnery Gateway, 2019), in International Journal of Evangelization and Catechetics 1, no. 2 (Fall 2020): 246-248.
PRESENTATIONS
  • “Longing for the Eucharist: Stories from Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ and Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.” Given at the Miraculous Medal Shrine, Philadelphia, PA (June 24, 2022).
  • “What Is the Mass?” Given at Old St. Augustine Parish, Philadelphia, PA (November 30, 2021).
  • “Between Universality and Inculturation: Gregorian Chant as a Bridge.” Given at the Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference, University of Notre Dame, Southbend, IN (September 25, 2021).
  • “Encountering God through the Sacred Liturgy.” Given at Saint Monica Parish, Berwyn, PA (March 2, 2021).
  • “Chrysostom’s Homily on the Word Koimeterion: An Exercise in Liturgical Theology.” Given at Saint Gregory the Great Academy, Elmhurst, PA (November 23, 2020).
  • “Celebrating the Liturgy with Reverence and Fidelity.” Keynote address given at the annual convocation for priests of the Diocese of Allentown (November 5, 2020).
  • “The Vocabulary of Kingship in the Sacramentary of Verona.” Given at the Treasures New and Old: Christian Culture and Cultures in the Patristic Age Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Early Christianity, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (October 4, 2019).
  • “The Ritualization of Byzantine Symphonia in the Tenth-Century Book of Ceremonies.” Given at University Research Day, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (April 9, 2019).
  • “Romano Guardini and the Priesthood of the Baptized.” Given at the Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference, Cathedral of St. Mary, Miami, FL (September 28, 2018).
  • “Encountering God through the Sacred Liturgy.” Given at Bucks County Theology on Tap, Buckingham, PA (August 22, 2018).
  • “Mutuality and Male Headship: Evidence from Liturgical Rites of Marriage.” Given at University Research Day, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (April 19, 2018).
  • “Is Beauty Subjective? Identifying Criteria for Beauty.” Given at the National Gregorian Chant in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education Conference, Saint Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie), Yonkers, New York (March 10-11, 2017).
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • Church Music Association of America (2007-)
  • Society for Catholic Liturgy (2012-)
  • Association of Church Musicians in Philadelphia (2008-)
  • Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Priest Alumni Executive Committee (2013-2015; 2021-)

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