Building on prior studies and/or experience in Liturgy, this unit comprises three continuous and contiguous elements which overlap and interweave throughout the unit: information relating to the spirit and structure of liturgical celebrations as essentially communal and participatory; reflection on these as developed in the Liturgical books and commentaries, and as experienced in a variety of situations; experience which prepares presiders, particularly, for their role in a variety of Liturgical celebrations in the Catholic tradition

Unit Code: DL9010Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate understanding of the spirit and structure of Liturgical celebration in the Christian community as outlined in the basic Catholic Liturgical texts


Reflect critically on the implications for the way Liturgical celebration is, and should be, experienced in Christian communities


Preside and participate in Liturgical celebrations professionally and proficiently


Evaluate the service of ministry implied in ‘full, conscious and active participation’ in Liturgical celebrations as determined by the Second Vatican Council.


Design and compose liturgical celebrations appropriate to selected ecclesial occasions.


Form lay ministers to preside effectively at Sunday Services of Word and Communion in the absence of an ordained minister.

Unit sequence

Prior studies and/or experience in liturgical celebration


Lectures, group discussions, practical work, critical analysis


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Weekly Journal Reflections: Reading & Praxis (3250 words)

3250 40.0

Practicum and Critical Reflection (4000words)

4000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-30 13:18:35 +1100