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, conducted by the National Centre for Liturgy, is planned to meet the needs of people for their future or continued work in liturgy at parish, community or diocesan level.

The programme is 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.


Career Outcomes


This programme provides a foundational theological and liturgical formation for those who wish to prepare for liturgy-based ministry in parishes, e.g. baptismal preparation, funeral ministry and ministry to the housebound.

Course Structure

Programme of Study

This modular course is taught through lectures and practical sessions. Tutorial assistance is available to enable students to concentrate on particular aspects of liturgy. The main areas of study include: theology and practice of liturgy; initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist); other sacraments; feasts, seasons and time; liturgical spirituality; human communication in liturgy; music; lay leadership in public worship. Complementary material includes: The bible in worship; early Christian worship; eastern rites and pastoral care.

Assessment
Students will be assessed through a mixture of written work and group projects. They will submit a major paper by the completion of the course. An integration interview will be held at the end of semester two.

Lectures: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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

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



Application Requirements

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

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.

For further information contact
Course Director
National Centre for Liturgy
Saint Patrick’s College
Maynooth
County Kildare

Tel: 01 708 3478
Fax: 01 708 3477
Email: Liturgy@spcm.ie
Web Page: www. maynoothcollege.ie