Offers candidates the opportunity to study the worship of the Church, its tradition and its place in the Church today.
The one-year course, conducted by the National Centre for Liturgy, aims to provide formation in liturgy to enable the student to take a leadership role in pastoral work, specialising in liturgy, at diocesan and parish level.
Programme of Study
Students must take the basic modular course for the Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy, namely: Leading God's People in Public Prayer; The Church's Year: Time, Seasons and Feasts; What, then, is the Liturgy; Scripture and Liturgy: Ministers, Proclamation, Books; Christian Initiation - Baptism and Confirmation; The Eucharist: Celebration and Theology; Sacraments: Parish Celebrations on Life's Journey; Pastoral Issues in Contemporary Parish Communities, Moving Forward with Liturgical Confidence. In addition, students undertake additional guided reading and projects encompassing the theology and practice of the Church's liturgy.