WHAT IS LITURGICAL CATECHESIS? Liturgical catechesis is faith formation both for and from liturgical celebrations. It is how the Church prepares people to celebrate liturgy, and how people are led to reflect on a liturgical celebration after the experience (mystagogy). It is integral to preparation for reception of the sacraments, and essential for Catholics of all ages to an ongoing lived understanding of the experience of sacraments.
Liturgical catechesis is not exclusively the realm of liturgists, nor does it belong only to catechists. It requires both sets of skills and understandings.
This is a place to discover the richness of how the Church forms people for and from ritual worship. Here you will find resources to help you grow in understanding the liturgy. I "curate" the great stuff I find and put it in one convenient place so you don't have to spend time looking for good videos, books, articles and other resources for liturgical catechesis. Be sure to bookmark this page and come back often to see what's new.
Below are general resources on the importance of liturgical catechesis.
Catchesis and Liturgy: Harmony or Fragmentation?
Watch on Vimeo: "Bridging the Gap Between Catechesis & Liturgy"
(Todd Williamson, ODW, Archdio. of Chicago & Joe Paprocki, Loyola Press)
Interview with Dr. James Pauley on Liturgical Catechesis
Webinar: USCCB Leadership Institute: Sr. Kate Dooley, OP - "Sacraments & Sacramentality"
Summer Ordinary Time
From Mass to Mission for Children (a resource for teaching deeper participation)
From Mass to Mission overview video (on Vimeo)
From the Blog: "Let's Stop Making Mass Attendance an Add-on to Catechesis"
PowerPoint: "How to Become a Liturgical Catechist"
Pastoral Liturgy - Bulletin Inserts