D422 - Liturgy and Catechesis

D422 Liturgy and Catechesis (Johnson)

The relationship between worship and belief or liturgy and catechesis is expressed in the ancient Christian principle: Lex orandi, lex credendi (As the church prays, so it believes).  This course will explore the relationship between liturgy and faith formation, as well as the conversion and faith development of adults, adolescents, and children in our contemporary context.  Discussion will be based upon the idea that the liturgy is "the privileged place for catechizing the People of God" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1074), and what this means for catechesis today.  Consideration will be given to the development of practical skills for lectionary-based catechesis, sacramental preparation, and mystagogical catechesis for the liturgical rites of Christian initiation, reconciliation, and marriage.

Hybrid format: In-class sessions on Saturdays, January 17 and April 18, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (lunch break on your own);
12 weeks of online work.