May 1, 2018

Liturgy Symposia at Notre Dame’s Church Life Summer Institute

Notre Dame’s Church Life Summer Institute offers summer sessions in 2018 which feature Adoremus contributors, including Denis McNamara (Liturgical Institute, Mundelein, IL).

Liturgy and Life: The Eucharistic Life—June 18–22, 2018

The celebration of the liturgy in parishes and schools transforms the worshipping Church into a sacrifice of love for the world. In this symposium, participants will contemplate how to pray the rites so that women and men will have a fruitful encounter with Jesus Christ.

Participants will also learn other practices necessary for living a liturgical life that might be promoted in the parish, the school, or the domestic church. Attendees will walk away with principles and ideas for promoting liturgical living in our own age.

The Sacramental Catechist: The Art of Eucharistic Catechesis—June 25-29, 2018

Sacramental catechesis requires immersion into the form of life that springs from a living encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI describes the necessity of this encounter for the Christian life:

In the Church’s most ancient tradition, the process of Christian formation always had an experiential character. While not neglecting a systematic understanding of the content of the faith, it centered on a vital and convincing encounter with Christ, as proclaimed by authentic witnesses. (Sacramentum Caritatis, 64)

A renewed sacramental catechesis does not simply convey information but sensitizes Christians to the language of signs in the Bible and the liturgy.  “The Sacramental Catechist” symposium puts forward a pedagogy of signs that can renew catechesis in the Church today.