Essay: 25% Examination: 75%
Aims: To equip students preparing for ministry in the Church with a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the theological, juridical and pastoral dimensions of the sacraments of initiation, reconciliation, sacred orders, anointing of the sick and other acts of divine worship.
• The foundations of liturgical and sacramental law
• The Sacraments of Initiation
• The Sacrament of Orders
• Magisterium and the question of the ordination of women
• The Sacrament of Reconciliation
• Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum
• Other Acts of Divine Worship
- — To be able to trace the key theological, historical and juridical developments of the celebration of the sacraments;
- — To understand how to interpret and apply the juridical dimension of the celebration of the sacraments in pastoral practice
- — To identify and read key magisterial documents and canonical doctrine in relation to the celebration of the liturgy and the sacraments in the life of the Church.
- — Huels, John, Liturgy and Law, Wilson and Lafleur, 2006
- — Woestman, William, Sacraments: Initiation, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, St Paul University, 2004
- — Woestman, William, Canon Law and Sacraments for Parish Ministry, St Paul University, 2007