Elective unit (Min. No. 8)
1st semester: Tuesday morning
Building on prior studies and/or experience in Liturgy, this unit comprises three continuous and contiguous elements which overlap and interweave throughout the unit: information relating to the spirit and structure of liturgical celebrations as essentially communal and participatory; reflection on these as developed in the Liturgical books and commentaries, and as experienced in a variety of situations; experience which prepares presiders, particularly, for their role in a variety of Liturgical celebrations in the Catholic tradition.
PREREQUISITES: Prior studies and or experience in liturgical celebration
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of the spirit and structure of Liturgical celebration in the Christian community as outlined in the basic Catholic Liturgical texts
- reflect critically on the implications for the way Liturgical celebration is, and should be, experienced in Christian communities
- preside and participate in Liturgical celebrations professionally and proficiently
- evaluate the service of ministry implied in ‘full, conscious and active participation’ in Liturgical celebrations as determined by the Second Vatican Council.
- design and compose liturgical celebrations appropriate to selected ecclesial occasions (Level 3)
- form lay ministers to preside effectively at Sunday Services of Word and Communion in the absence of an ordained minister.
Weekly journal reflections: reading and praxis 2500 words (40%); practicum and critical reflection 3500 words (60%)
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal. 2007.
Foley, Edward, Nathan Mitchell and Joanne Pierce, eds. A Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Collegeville, MN: Pueblo, 2007.
Fortescue, Adrian, John Berthram O’Connell and Alcuin Reid. The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described. 15th ed. London: Burns & Oates, 2009.
Hovda, Robert W. Strong, Loving and Wise: Presiding in Liturgy. Washington DC: Liturgical Conference, 1976.
International Committee on English in the Liturgy. English Translation of the Order of Mass. 2008.
Kavanaugh, Aidan. Elements of Rite: Handbook of Liturgical Style. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1990.
Lysik, D., ed. The Liturgy Documents: A Parish Resource. 4th ed. 2 Vols. Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training, 2004.
Martin, James. Celebrating Good Liturgy. Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2005.
Mitchell, Nathan. Meeting Mystery. New York, NY: Orbis, 2006.
Pecklers, Keith. The Genius of the Roman Rite: On the Reception and Implementation of the New Missal. London: Burns & Oates, 2009.
Smolarski, Dennis C. How Not to Say Mass. Rev ed. New York: Paulist Press, 2003.
———. Sacred Mysteries: Sacramental Principles and Liturgical Practice. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 1995.
The Rites of the Catholic Church. 2 Vols. New York: Pueblo, 1990.
Lecturer: PHILIP MALONE MSC