Course Director: Reverend Patrick Jones, BA, BD, STLitL
The one-year programme in liturgy, conducted by the National Centre for Liturgy, offers candidates the opportunity to study liturgy under its theological, historical, spiritual and pastoral aspects. It is planned to meet the needs of people for their future or continued work in liturgy at parish, community or diocesan level.
Admission to the course is normally confined to those who have a basic academic qualification at second level and have completed two years of third level professional studies or two years of pastoral experience.
Programme of Study:
The course is a taught programme through lectures, workshops and practical sessions. Tutorial assistance is available to students and this can enable them to concentrate on particular aspects of liturgy.
The main areas of study include: theology and practice of liturgy, Eucharist, sacraments, liturgy and time, prayer and liturgical spirituality, human communication in liturgy, music. Complementary courses include: the bible in worship, early Christian worship, Eastern rites, Church art and architecture, ministry, liturgy and culture, liturgy and pastoral care.
Students will be assessed through written work in semester essays and through an oral examination on completion of the programme. In addition, a major written work, ca.10,000 words, must be submitted.
For further information contact:
National Centre for Liturgy
Saint Patrick's College
Web Page: www.maynoothcollege.ie