The National Centre for Liturgy was founded to promote liturgical formation in the light of Vatican II. It houses the national Secretariat for Liturgy. The Secretariat was established in 1973, when the late Mgr Seán Swayne was appointed national secretary for liturgy. It serves the work of liturgy in Ireland and the various national commissions and agencies with responsibility for liturgy, church music, and sacred art and architecture.
The Centre was based at Mount St. Anne's (1973-1978) and later at Carlow (1978-1996) before transferring to St. Patrick's College, Maynooth in August 1996.
The Centre offers a one year course in Pastoral Liturgy and also a Master's Degree programme, specialising in liturgy offered through the Faculty of Theology.
The lecturers include the staff of the Centre and a panel of visiting lecturers drawn from teachers of liturgy in other colleges/institutes and teachers of related subjects.
The Centre welcomes part-time participation; e.g. for a term, as well as offering the opportunity to audit particular courses throughout the year.
Rev Patrick Jones, Director
Sr Moira Bergin, RSM
Rev Liam Tracey, osm
Rev John McCann
Further Information may be obtained from:
Rev Patrick Jones
National Centre for Liturgy
Saint Patrick's College