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McGrath Institute for Church Life

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

Summer Symposia

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In the summer of 2018, the Center for Liturgy will be hosting three Symposia as apart of the McGrath Institute for Church Life's Summer Institute. These Symposia are for those involved in liturgical formation, sacramental catechesis, and liturgical music ministry.

If you have additional questions, you may contact the Center


Liturgy and Life

What is it? 

The celebration of the liturgy in parishes and schools transforms the worshipping Church into a sacrifice of love for the world. In this Symposium, participants will contemplate how to pray the rites so that women and men will have a fruitful encounter with Jesus Christ.

Participants will also learn other practices necessary for living a liturgical life that might be promoted in the parish, the school, or the domestic church. Attendees will walk away with principles and ideas for promoting liturgical living in our own age. 

When is it?

  • June 18–22, 2018: The Eucharistic Life
  • June 17–21, 2019: Sacraments for the Life of the World

Who is invited? 

This program is designed for parish leaders of liturgy and catechesis, campus ministers, and diocesan staff involved in the work of evangelization. 

Registration

Registration for the 2018 Liturgy and Life Symposium will be available in October 2017. 


The Sacramental Catechist

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What is it? 

Sacramental catechesis requires immersion into the form of life that springs from a living encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI describes the necessity of this encounter for the Christian life:

In the Church's most ancient tradition, the process of Christian formation always had an experiential character. While not neglecting a systematic understanding of the content of the faith, it centered on a vital and convincing encounter with Christ, as proclaimed by authentic witnesses. (Sacramentum Caritatis, §64)

A renewed sacramental catechesis does not simply convey information but sensitizes Christians to the language of signs in the Bible and the liturgy. 

The Sacramental Catechist Symposium puts forward a pedagogy of signs that can renew catechesis in the Church today.  

When is it?

  • June 25–29, 2018: The Art of Eucharistic Catechesis
  • June 24–28, 2019: The Sacramental Nature of the Moral Life  

Who is invited? 

This program is designed for advanced CGS trained catechists, parish catechists involved in sacramental formation, high school theology teachers looking to incorporate contemplative practice in the classroom, and parents wanting assistance in the religious formation of their children.

Registration

Registration for the 2018 Symposium, The Sacramental Catechist, will be available in October 2017. 


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Notre Dame Vision for Liturgical Music Ministers

What is it?

Notre Dame Vision for Liturgical Music Ministers (LMM) engages parish, diocesan, and school liturgical music ministers in the dynamic of God's call and our response. In the week together, participants will engage in theological exploration, discussion, and personal renewal. Guided by the wisdom set forth in the document Sing to the Lord (§50), Notre Dame Vision for Liturgical Music Ministers provides a formation opportunity that will cultivate personal and ministerial growth for the liturgical musician in the use of their gifts for the world. 

When is it? 

  • July 16–20, 2018: Liturgical Music for the Liturgical Year
  • July 15–19, 2019: Liturgical Music in the Sacramental Life

Who is invited?

All those involved in the work of music ministry at the parish, diocesan, or school level. 

Registration

Registration for Notre Dame Vision for Liturgical Music Ministers will be available in October 2017. 


Road to Emmaus, Sally Mae Joseph, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Sower and the Seed, Aidan Hart with contributions from Donald Jackson and Sally Mae Joseph, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Glory to God, Sally Mae Joseph, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.