Additional Speakers

Fr. Neil Roy, STL, PhD

Father Neil J. Roy, a priest of the Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, completed his undergraduate education at the University of St Michael’s College, Toronto, with a double major in Medieval Studies and Latin and a minor in Philosophy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome and a license in Sacramental Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome. After seven years in parish life, he completed an MA in Medieval Studies, and earned his doctoral degree in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. His area of concentration was medieval liturgy. Fr Roy edited Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy (Scepter, 2011) and contributed the chapter on Mary in the Liturgy in Mariology: A Guide for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians and Consecrated Persons (Seat of Wisdom Books, 2007). Other essays appear in Ephemerides liturgicae, Antiphon, Adoremus Bulletin, and Inside the Vatican. He is currently the Montfort Fellow and Chaplain at the Saint Benedict Center, Still River, MA, where he lectures in Liturgy, Sacramental Theology, Mariology, and Sacred Iconography.

Fr. Marco Testa

Rev. Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada. He holds undergraduate degrees in Education, Mediaeval Studies and Latin, an S.T.B from St. Paul's University in Ottawa and a Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto. A graduate of St. Augustine's Seminary, he has served as a Pastor in the Archdiocese of Toronto and as an educator and High School Chaplain. He has been a board member of the Sacred Music Society for over twenty years and is currently Pastor of Immaculate Parish in Port Perry, Ontario.

Fr. Thomas Kocik

Fr. Thomas M. Kocik is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, and currently serves at Santo Christo Parish in Fall River. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and master’s degrees (M.Div. and M.A.) in Systematic Theology from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland (thesis on apostolic succession). A member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and former editor of its journal Antiphon, he is the author of several articles, book chapters, reviews, and homilies, and has spoken at international liturgical conferences in Budapest (2008) and New York City (2015). In addition to his three books related to the sacred liturgy — The Reform of the Reform? A Liturgical Debate (Ignatius Press, 2003), Loving and Living the Mass (Zaccheus Press, 2007; 2nd ed. 2011), and Singing His Song: A Short Introduction to the Liturgical Movement (Chorabooks, 2016) — he also wrote Apostolic Succession in an Ecumenical Context (Alba House, 1996) and The Fullness of Faith: Catholicism and the World’s Major Religions (Newman House Press, 2013). For a complete bibliography, see