Liturgy and Discipleship 

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Cyprian Vagaggini, O.S.B., one of the twentieth century’s most important liturgical theologians, described the liturgy as “the privileged place of encounter between man and God.” Yet, increasing numbers of Catholics today choose to live apart from the Church’s corporate prayer. Many have not experienced the liturgy as a point of encounter, and many more are uncertain whether such an encounter with God is even possible. This course will inspire you with a promising vision for evangelization, discipleship, sacramental preparation and mystagogical catechesis, one that places maximum emphasis on apprenticing people into an active and fruitful sacramental life in Christ.

Liturgy and Discipleship

Class 1: Introduction to Liturgy and Discipleship 

Class 2: Encountering Christ in the Liturgy

Class 3: Liturgical Catechesis: A School of Discipleship 

Class 4: Transformative Liturgical Catechesis 

Class 5: Our Best Way Forward

Taught by Dr. James Pauley

Dr. James Pauley is Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. He is author of the book, Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (Liturgy Training Publications, July 2017). In 2014, Dr. Pauley was appointed editor of The Catechetical Review, Franciscan University’s journal dedicated to the new evangelization. Dr. Pauley began working as a parish catechetical leader in 1989 and has served professionally in parish, diocesan and university catechetical formation for more than twenty-five years. 

Having received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 2014, he is a frequent speaker in dioceses and parishes nationwide. James is married to Katrina and they are blessed with three beautiful daughters.

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