This five-part series is for those who do sacramental preparation, liturgical ministers & coordinators, musicians, members of liturgy committees, and anyone who wants to learn more about liturgy, worship & prayer. Anyone discerning involvement in a liturgical ministry will also find these workshops helpful.
Purpose: To promote the full, conscious and active participation of the faithful in all liturgical celebrations so they may “comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ and be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19). Firmly rooted in sacred scripture and the teachings of the Church, this series will provide a comprehensive introduction to liturgical principles and practices through selected readings, lecture and discussion and individual projects. Practical application will be emphasized.
Schedule: Each session will take place on Saturday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at St Anthony parish, 660 Florin Rd., Sacramento
Session 1: August 27: Introduction to liturgy: a basic overview of liturgical principles and practices.
Session 2: November 12: Gateway to life in the Spirit: Sacraments of Initiation.
Session 3: January 7, 2017 - Source and Summit of the Christian Life: The Holy Eucharist & the Mass
Session 4: March 18: Medicine of Mercy: Sacraments of Healing
Session 5: April 29: The Joy of the Gospel: Sacraments at the Service of the Church & the World