Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy

This Diploma offers candidates the opportunity to study liturgy under its theological, historical, spiritual and pastoral aspects.

Undergraduate - Full Time
1 Year
Application Deadline:
15th June 2018
Late applications considered on a case by case basis
Course Start Date:
September 2018
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Introduction

This Diploma offers candidates the opportunity to study liturgy under its theological, historical, spiritual and pastoral aspects.

Description

This one-year programme in liturgy is planned to meet the needs of people for their future or continued work in liturgy at parish, community or diocesan level.

It is a year-long programme* designed to provide a foundational theological and liturgical formation for those who wish to prepare for liturgy-based ministry in parishes (e.g., baptismal preparation, funeral ministry, ministry to the housebound), or who wish to study liturgical and sacramental theology out of personal interest.

Undertaken in collaboration with the National Centre for Liturgy, the daily Liturgies of the Centre provide an immediate opportunity and context to practice and explore what is presented in lectures and allied presentations, liturgies, and visits.

Duration: 1 year part-time (two days per week
on campus)*

Lectures: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Admission Requirements: This programme is offered at NFQ Level 6 (Higher Certificate) and usual NFQ Level 6 requirements apply.

*NOTE: Consideration may be given to applicants who wish to complete the Diploma on one day per week over two years.

Career Outcomes

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Course Structure

Programme of Study

The course is a taught programme through lectures, workshops and practical sessions. Tutorial assistance is available to students and this can enable them to concentrate on particular aspects of liturgy. The main areas of study include: theology and practice of liturgy, Eucharist, sacraments, liturgy and time, prayer and liturgical spirituality, human communication in liturgy, music. Complementary courses include: the bible in worship, early Christian worship, Eastern rites, Church art and architecture, ministry, liturgy and culture, liturgy and pastoral care.

Application Requirements

Admission to the course is normally confined to those who have a basic academic qualification at second level and have completed two years of third level professional studies or two years of pastoral experience.