All the baptized live in the period of mystagogy, a period of breaking open the rites we celebrate (e.g. Penance, Eucharist), which leads the faithful into deeper communion with Christ. This workshop, designed for RCIA teams, liturgists, catechists, and all the faithful will explore the role of Mystagogy in formation and evangelization.
Priests and deacons will explore the role of the Mystagogical homily in the RCIA and the parish
Dr. Timothy O’Malley is the director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. He is the author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love and many liturgical articles. Dr. O’Malley is a popular speaker on topics ranging from liturgy, culture, vocation, evangelization, and catechetics. He also serves as an Associate Professional Specialist in the Department of Theology, where he teaches courses on preaching, catechesis, liturgical theology, and the Scriptures.
Father Jan Michael Joncas, is an internationally recognized priest, liturgical composer, author, speaker, and professor. He holds a master’s in theology and liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in liturgical studies from Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of the Ateneo Sant’Anselmo. Father Joncas is currently an associate professor in the Department of Theology at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.