Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Liturgy and Liturgical Celebration

UM LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

DESCRIPTION This study-unit analyses the pastoral nature of the liturgy as a celebration by which God is glorified and man is sanctified.


Liturgical celebrations along the centuries: the pastoral value of the liturgy. Organizing a liturgical community and a liturgical celebration. Creativity, adaptation and spontaneity in the liturgy. Celebrating the Eucharist for particular categories of people, especially children. Preparing the parents and godparents for the baptism of infants. The pastoral aspects of confirmation. Celebrating the sacraments of penance. The sacraments of the sick: liturgical-pastoral aspects. The marriage service. Liturgical seasons - pastoral aspects. Eucharistic celebrations. Communal celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours.

Reading List

- AA. VV., Anamnesis 3/1 ; La liturgia, i sacramenti : Teologia e storia della celebrazione, Genova 1986
- Chupungco, A. J., O. S. B. ; Handbook for Liturgical Studies, Vol. III : The Eucharist, Collegeville 1999; Vol. IV: Sacraments and Sacramentals, Collegeville 2000
- Vagaggini, C.; The Theological Dimensions of the Liturgy, Collegeville, MN1976, pp.885-892


Assessment Component/s Sept. Asst Session Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Dorianne Buttigieg


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