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This course offers a foundational theology of ministry rooted in Baptism. Particular focus will be given to the role of the laity in ministry and various types of ministry will be explored. This course provides experience and formation to enable the student to learn a variety of ministerial skills. Sessions are held Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3.
A liturgical environment that celebrates the awe of God’s presence and saving deeds cannot be satisfied with anything less than beautiful. The beauty is related to the holy. This course gives all involved with Liturgy knowledge of the Sacraments, the Catholic rites, the Liturgical year, and the faithful’s devotional life in order to equip them to create a sacred environment in which the divine-human encounter can most readily occur. The goal is to care for all the elements of worship, ensuring that the total environment is clean, appropriate, authentic, beautiful, and accessible. The course will present the Liturgical documents as they pertain to sacraments and other rites, environment, liturgical space, church appointments, and the sacristy. This course is required to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on September 5, 12, 19, October 10.