Professional Learning Opportunity

THLS606 Celebrating Liturgy Today: Exploring the Ritual Enactment of Faith. 8, 9, 10, 11 July 2024, 9am-5pm Live Online via Zoom

The celebration of the liturgy forms the centre of the whole of Christian life for the Church as well as for each member of the faithful. This unit explores the nature of liturgy as an expression of faith focusing on the Eucharist and how to prepare and evaluate liturgical celebrations in schools and parishes today.

Liturgy is carried out by means of perceptible signs by which the faith is nourished, strengthened, and expressed. As the activity where the community of faith enacts and embodies its faith through ritual symbols, sacred texts, remembered traditions and sacramental actions, the celebration of the liturgy forms the heart of Catholic life and faith expression both universal and local.

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This unit investigates the celebration of liturgy (particularly the Eucharist) in light of the revised Roman Missal, recent church instructions and key writings on the major liturgical and theological principles undergirding liturgical celebration. It investigates liturgy's definition and forms, liturgical ministries at the service of the worshiping assembly, and employing technology appropriately in liturgy, among other topics. It identifies guidelines for preparing and evaluating effective liturgical celebrations in schools and parishes today.

Teachers, clergy, seminarians, liturgists, pastoral associates, parishioners and all who have an interest in Catholic liturgy are welcome to register for this professional learning seminar (not for academic credit with no assessments) which is also being offered as a postgraduate unit (for academic credit or audit). This rich face-to-face learning opportunity will provide you with access to your choice of 12 learning hours drawn from the sessions presented.

Professor Clare Johnson will lead this unit.

The cost of the Professional Learning Seminar (12 contact hours over 8 sessions in total) is $600 per person.

Those registering as professional learners will choose 8 out of 16 unit-sessions on offer, with no assessment obligations. If you wish to attend more than 8 sessions, a fee of $75 applies for each additional session. (You may wish to seek sponsorship from your parish or school to share the cost.)

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Closing date for professional learning registrations is June 28.

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Teachers participating as professional learners can submit an application for Professional Development hours in accordance with individual State or Territory requirements.

THLS606 is also being offered as a postgraduate unit, for academic credit or audit. (N.B. The closing date for enrolment as a postgraduate student or auditor is June 16, 2024)

For more information about enrolling as a student, download the flyer here.

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