Date posted: Sep 22, 2021
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Prepare for effective liturgy planning in your faith community. Focused on the basics of Catholic liturgy, this course examines how the Constitution on Sacred Liturgy provides the vision for the liturgical life of the Church. Topics include the importance of ritual and symbol, liturgical ministry, the importance of proper liturgical space, and the way in which music and popular devotion enhance and expand the experience of meaningful worship.
This course has a required text: James A. Mongelluzzo, Understanding the Liturgy: A Guide to How Catholics Worship. Twenty-Third Publications, 2018. (Currently out of print, digital text available in course with author's permission)
Week 1: The Principles of Catholic Liturgy
Week 2: The Four Parts of the Mass
Week 3: Liturgical Ministry, Time, and Space
Week 4: Music and Devotions
This course includes:
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Additional Materials Needed
James A. Mongelluzzo, Understanding the Liturgy: A Guide to How Catholics Worship. Twenty-Third Publications, 2018. (Currently out of print, digital text available in course with author's permission)
A participant can expect to spend an average of 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo, S.T.D. is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, and serves on the faculty at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary.
Jacqueline Regan serves as Associate Dean of Students Affairs and Career Services, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.