This course presents a comprehensive overview of the Sacraments of Healing: Penance and Reconciliation as well as Anointing of the Sick. An emphasis is given to a theological understanding of the rites, their liturgical celebration along with a review of the pastoral and spiritual aspects associated with these two Sacraments. The introduction to the ritual books and the ritual books for the Sacraments of Healing provide the primary content of the course.
Father Dennis Gill is Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia and the Director of the Office for Divine Worship for the Archdiocese. Father Gill completed his graduate studies in Sacred Liturgy at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Saint Anselmo in Rome. In addition to multiple parish assignments, Father Gill served a five-year term as the Director of Liturgy at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
He is professor of Sacred Liturgy at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and lectures on the sacred liturgy throughout the country. Father Gill is author of Music in Catholic Liturgy: A Pastoral and Theological Companion to Sing to the Lord.
StartSession 1: A Brief History of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (51:48)
StartSession 2: Penance and Reconciliation as Well as Anointing of the Sick (69:30)
StartSession 3: A Brief History of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (45:28)
StartSession 4: The Rites for the Pastoral Care of the Sick with a Special Focus on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (53:28)
StartSession 5: The Rites for the Pastoral Care of the Dying with a Special Focus on Viaticum (45:02)
StartFinal Quiz for Certificate of Completion