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Liturgy Committee is a Course

Liturgy Committee

Sep 19 - Oct 17, 2018

$25 Enroll

Full course description

4-Week Course


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.


Introductory Week
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

Special Features

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.

Time Commitment

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.

Content Scholar:

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.