Liturgical Practices will introduce participants to the practical elements of worship and life: Sunday and the Paschal Triduum, Lent-Easter, Advent-Christmas, the Eucharistic Table, Music, and the Environment.

GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn about Sunday and the Season of Ordinary Time.
  • Understand the Practical Applications of Principles and Ideas for Working with the Paschal Triduum.
  • Consider the Seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas.
  • Learn about Preparing a Festive and Nourishing Table of the Eucharist.
  • Understand Music’s Very Specific Role in Liturgical Ritual.
  • Consider the Different Ways of Preparing the Environment for Worship.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Week 1: The Pascal Mystery and the Centrality of Sunday

  • Understand the Heart of the Liturgical Year.
  • Reflect on the Sundays of Ordinary Time.

Week 2: The Paschal Triduum and the Season of Lent

  • Understand the Central Feast of the Church’s Liturgy.
  • Consider the Practical Applications of the Season of Lent.

Week 3: The Seasons of Easter and Advent

  • Understand the Practical Applications of the Season of Easter.
  • Reflect on the Practical Applications of the Season of Advent.

Week 4: Christmas and the Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Reflect on the Season of Christmas.
  • Understand the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Week 5: Music in Liturgy and the Environment and Art for Worship

  • Learn about the Role Music has in Liturgical Ritual.
  • Consider the Different Ways of Preparing the Environment for Worship.

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico

TEXTBOOKS:

Eddy, Corbin. Preparing the Liturgical Year I: Sunday and the Paschal Triduum. Novalis, 1997.
Eddy, Corbin. Preparing the Liturgical Year II: Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas. Novalis, 1997.

REFERENCES:

The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

ASSESSMENT:

Liturgical Practices consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.