A course designed for members of teams who are involved in liturgy planning. It covers the basic structure of the Mass, tools for planning liturgies, and strategies for working together as a committee.
This course has a required text: Mark Searle, Liturgy Made Simple. The Liturgical Press, 1981.
Week 1: Key Liturgical Principles
Week 2: Structure of the Mass
Week 3: Special Considerations for Planning and Strategies for Working Together as a Committee
This course includes:
- A video presentation by Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo for each week of the course;
- Text transcripts of each featured video;
- A study aid written by Dr. Barbara Radtke that guides participants through the course material;
- Weekly questions for reflection and discussion; and
- A regularly updated Resources page to guide further study.
All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features
- Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site.
- Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
- The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course has ended.
- An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
- Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
- A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.
A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.
Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo, S.T.D., is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, and serves on the faculty at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary.