Preparation and celebration of sacraments and sacramentals, with a particular focus on the presiding role, especially for Baptism, Eucharist, Penance, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, Funeral rites and Blessings. The liturgical homily: principles and practical aspects derived from liturgical documents and liturgical scholarship; exercise and evaluation.
Textbook: SMOLARSKI D., Sacred Mysteries. Sacramental Principles and Liturgical Practice, New York 1995. BOULEY A., Catholic Rites Today, Liturgical Press, Collegeville-Minnesota 1992. CURLEY T.P., Planning the Catholic Funeral, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 2005. GRIFFIN E. (ed.), The Funeral Book. Pastoral Commentaries, Creative Ideas and Funeral Homilies, Columba, Dublin 1998. NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, Fulfilled in Your Hearing: The Homily in the Sunday Assembly, USCC, Washington, D.C. 1982.