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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Catechesis and Liturgy - a "Virtuous Circle"

When it comes to truly important aspects of our lives, matters of life and death, I think it is often impossible to define what is cause and what is effect. Participating in the Eucharistic Sacrifice, for instance, (and this is TRULY a matter of life and death, our eternal life, our salvation from deat!,) so we are often reminded, is the "source and summit" of our Christianity.
Orthopraxis both creates/nurtures, and proceeds from/is the apex of, our Faith.
So it is only natural that catechesis and the liturgy are locked in the relationship they enjoy, each both creating and resulting from the other, part of a virtuous circle, if you will.
Anyway, can't attend the conference in question, but who WOULDN'T want to be at these sessions? (Maybe some will be made available on line? transcripts? links to article's parallelling the presentations, Drs., Frs., et al? we shall see...)
I heart the Liturgical Institute.
Speakers and Topics
"A Catechetical Response to an Escalating Crisis: Sacramental Practice in the Twenty-First Century," Dr. James Pauley, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"Recovering the Meaning of the Liturgical Act and the Significance of Active Participation," Fr. Douglas Martis, The Liturgical Institute
"From the Sign to the Mystery: Foundations for a Liturgical Catechesis,"
Dr. Petroc Willey, Franciscan University of Steubenville

"Liturgical Catechesis: Practical Considerations"
Dr. James Pauley, Franciscan University of Steubenville

“The Liturgical Encounter and the Child: Insights from Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,” Mary Mirrione, National Director for the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

“Liturgy's Vital Role in Discipleship Ministry with Teenagers,” Jim Beckman, The Augustine Institute, Denver

“The RCIA Process: The Church's Measure for Liturgical Catechesis,” William Keimig, St. Mary’s of Piscataway, Clinton, Maryland

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