The goal of this course is to give the students a fuller appreciation of the liturgical life of the Church. This will be accomplished by first addressing a general understanding of what is meant by liturgy. The course will then look at each of the sacraments of the Church developing both an historical perspective of the sacraments’ liturgical expression and appreciation of the theology that underlies each of the sacraments. As part of the coursework the current ritual expression of each sacrament will be addressed to see how it continues the traditions of the Church and how it expresses the theology of the sacrament. This course is a hybrid course of alternating in-person classes and online meetings using the Canvas learning platform.
Paul Haffner, The Sacramental Mystery, (Leominster, Herefordshire, UK: Gracewing, 1999) ISBN 978-0-85244-476-4 (third edition)
The Rites of the Catholic Church: Volume One, Third Edition. (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1992). ISBN 978-0-8146-6015-7
The Liturgy Documents: Volume One, Fifth Edition. (Chicago: LTP, 2012): LD in Topics and Readings ISBN 978-1-61671-062-0