The RCIA Bundle includes the three RCIA classes recorded during our 2021 Liturgy Week Conference! Get all three courses for only $199! Just in time for Christmas!
RCIA: Sacramental Preparation taught by Dr. William Keimig
The RCIA process is designed to serve the Holy Spirit’s work of conversion, deeply involving a parish community in the shared work of offering the goodness and graces of the Catholic Church to all souls. This course, through exploring the three aspects of the process, is a comprehensive walk through Mother Church’s vision for initiation of new children into her fold and into relationship with the Trinity, and how to pragmatically and effectively implement this in a modern parish setting.
Class 1: The Vision for the RCIA Process: Something Old and Something New
Class 2: The Liturgical Aspect of the RCIA Process
Class 3: The Catechetical Aspect of the RCIA Process
Class 4: The Pastoral Aspect of the RCIA Process
Class 5: An RCIA Process that Serves the Spirit’s Work of Conversion
RCIA: The Day of Initiation taught by Rev. Randy Stice
The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist “form a single saving event — called ‘Christian initiation’ — in which we are inserted into Jesus Christ, who died and rose, and become new creatures and members of the Church” (Pope Francis). This course looks in detail at the single saving event of the Sacraments of Initiation as celebrated at the Easter Vigil. It employs the method of mystagogical catechesis proposed by Pope Benedict XVI in Sacramentum Caritatis (no. 64) that consists of three elements: the Old Testament roots of each sacrament, the meaning of the signs of the rites, and “the significance of the rites for the Christian life in all its dimensions.”
Class 1: Pope Benedict XVI’s Model for Mystagogical Catechesis
Class 2: Baptism: Adopted Child of God
Class 3: Confirmation: Personal Pentecost
Class 4: Eucharist: Mutual Abiding
Class 5: The Easter Vigil: One Great Saving Event
RCIA: Mystagogical Formation taught by Dr. Timothy O'Malley
Dissatisfaction with the period of mystagogy in the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is nearly universal. In this course, we will explore an approach to mystagogy that seeks to rectify the near absence of post-baptismal formation in the parish. In five classes, participants will learn about the history of mystagogy, the nature of mystagogy in post-baptismal catechesis today, and discern a way forward for renewing mystagogical formation in the parish not only during the Easter season but throughout the year.
Class 1: The History of Mystagogy: Patristic and Medieval
Class 2: The History of Mystagogy: Post-Tridentine and the Liturgical Movement
Class 3: Mystagogy in the OCIA: The Easter Lectionary
Class 4: Mystagogy throughout the Year: The Liturgical Year
Class 5: Mystagogy in the Home: The Domestic Church
What is a Liturgy Week?
The Liturgical Movement that began in France in the 19th century was created to aid in the liturgical renewal of the Catholic Church. Figures of this movement established the "Liturgy Week" conference where priests and Catholic liturgists from all over the world would attend to learn and discuss different sacramental topics. The first of these conferences in America was held in Chicago in 1940. It is our hope to reignite this tradition in the same place that it started over eighty years ago.
The Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies and the Master of Arts in Liturgy programs at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, prepares its students in a context of prayer and scholarship with the Church’s future priests, deacons, pastors and ministers to bring solid theological knowledge, critical reasoning and practical skills to bear on the challenges opened by the exciting phase of liturgical renewal emerging in recent years.