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McGrath Institute for Church Life

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

The Sacramental Catechist

The Art of Eucharistic Catechesis

Goodshepherdeucharist

The McGrath Institute for Church Life invites leaders in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, parish catechesis, and Catholic educators to our 2018 Symposium, The Sacramental Catechist. 

These study days will focus on the renewal of liturgical and sacramental catechesis in the parish, school, family, and diocese. Using the theological and methodological insights of Sofia Cavalletti, we will think about sacramental pedagogy for the 21st century.

We will address the following questions: 

  • How might a Eucharistic approach to catechesis, drawn from the insights of Sofia Cavalletti, heal the modern imagination?
  • What is the relationship between the signs of the Scriptures and the Eucharist? 
  • What is the role of Eucharistic architecture and art in forming the imagination? 
  • What is the pedagogy of the Eucharistic Prayer? What are implications for catechesis? 
  • What new "signs" might Hispanic Catholicism be presenting for the nourishing of our Eucharistic imaginations? What are implications of these signs for catechetical pedagogy? 
  • How might Catechesis of the Good Shepherd renew the Eucharistic life of the entire parish? 
  • What does it mean to "live a Eucharistic life" in the world today? How do we become a sign of divine love? 

Curriculum

Every participant in our Symposium will receive a formation grounded in the liturgy, as well as a series of pedagogical techiques to use within various catechetical settings or in the classroom.  

Workshops will be given by the following faculty and practicioners:

  • Timothy P. O'Malley, Academic Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
  • Anthony Pagliarini, Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame
  • Dianne Phillips, Art Historian, University of Notre Dame
  • Petroc Wiley, Professor of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Kimberly Belcher, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
  • Medi Volpe Ayres, Theologian and Catechist, Durham University
  • Susan Reynolds, Doctoral Candidate at Boston College
  • Denis McNamara, Associate Director of The Liturgical Institute, Mundelein Seminary

Dates

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Symposium runs from the evening of June 25, 2017 until noon on June 29, 2018

Cost

  • Early registration (before April 27th): $275.00 
  • Regular registration (betwen April 28th and May 25th): $310.00
  • Late registration (May 26th and after): $350.00

Registration

Registration for The Sacramental Catechist symposium will be available in October 2017