Liturgy and Discipleship
Cyprian Vagaggini, O.S.B., one of the twentieth century’s most important liturgical theologians, described the liturgy as “the privileged place of encounter between man and God.” Yet, increasing numbers of Catholics today choose to live apart from the Church’s corporate prayer. Many have not experienced the liturgy as a point of encounter, and many more are uncertain whether such an encounter with God is even possible. This course will inspire you with a promising vision for evangelization, discipleship, sacramental preparation and mystagogical catechesis, one that places maximum emphasis on apprenticing people into an active and fruitful sacramental life in Christ.
Dr. James Pauley is Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. He is the author of two books focused on the renewal of catechesis: An Evangelizing Catechesis: Teaching from Your Encounter with Christ (Our Sunday Visitor, 2020) and the revised edition of Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (Liturgy Training Publications, 2022). In 2014, Dr. Pauley was appointed editor of The Catechetical Review, Franciscan University’s journal dedicated to Catholic education and evangelization. Dr. Pauley has served professionally in parish, diocesan, and university catechetical formation for more than thirty years.
Having received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in 2014, he enjoys serving as a frequent speaker in dioceses and parishes nationwide. Dr. Pauley is married to Katrina, and they are blessed with three daughters.
StartClass 1: Introduction to Liturgy and Discipleship (52:28)
StartClass 2: The Liturgy: The Summit and Font of Discipleship (66:19)
StartClass 3: Liturgical Catechesis, A School of Discipleship (61:45)
StartClass 4: Creating a Transformative Liturgical Catechesis (62:15)
StartClass 5: Apprenticeship, Our Best Way Forward (64:50)
StartFinal Quiz For Certificate of Completion