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Pastoral Liturgy (Summer Session) (SIPL)

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  • Program requirements

The Summer Institute in Pastoral Liturgy (SIPL) has been established in close co-operation with the National Liturgy Office of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The aim of the Institute is to enable those who prepare, lead and evaluate the liturgical activity of the Church to become more familiar with the various liturgical rites of the Church and to develop skills useful for liturgical ministry.

Participants normally take three courses per summer. The completion over three summers of six core courses, three electives, and the practicum modules leads to a Pastoral Certificate in Liturgy (Certificate of attendance given by the Faculty of Theology). Courses can also be taken for university-level credits.

SIPL structure

Six core courses

  • Introduction to Liturgy
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
  • Sunday Eucharist
  • Liturgical Year
  • Body and Spirit in Liturgy
  • Synthesis for Graduates

Three electives among the following

  • Alternate Courses in Initiation (every year)
  • Preparing and Evaluating Liturgies
  • Advent / Christmas / Epiphany
  • Lent / Easter / Pentecost
  • Sunday Lectionary
  • Liturgy of the Hours
  • Music and Liturgy
    and other courses offered each year.

Practicum modules

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