The Art of Celebrating Mass
Understanding Liturgical Texts and Rubrics
The primary way to foster the participation of the People of God in the sacred rite is the proper celebration of the rite itself. The ars celebrandi is the best way to ensure their actuosa participatio. In this course, you will learn about the fruit of faithful adherence to the liturgical norms in all their richness including proper preparation for celebrating the liturgy and a prayerful understanding of the liturgical texts. "For two thousand years this way of celebrating has sustained the faith life of all believers, called to take part in the celebration as the People of God, a royal priesthood, a holy nation." - Pope Benedict XVI Sacramentum Caritatis.
Father Dennis Gill is Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia and the Director of the Office for Divine Worship for the Archdiocese. Father Gill completed his graduate studies in Sacred Liturgy at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Saint Anselmo in Rome. In addition to multiple parish assignments, Father Gill served a five-year term as the Director of Liturgy at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
He is professor of Sacred Liturgy at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and lectures on the sacred liturgy throughout the country. Father Gill is author of Music in Catholic Liturgy: A Pastoral and Theological Companion to Sing to the Lord.
StartClass 1 | Liturgical Theology and Pathway to Liturgical Participation (59:18)
StartClass 2 | General Considerations (53:48)
StartClass 3 | Introductory Rites and Liturgy of the Word (63:37)
StartClass 4 | Preparation of Gifts and Eucharistic Prayer (60:55)
StartClass 5 | Communion Rite and the Concluding rites of the Mass (53:49)