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LAKE CHARLES — “Introduction to Liturgy,” a six-week course hosted by the Center for Catholic Studies in the Diocese of Lake Charles, will begin Tuesday, November 9, at the Catholic Deaf Center, 415 Iris Street. 

The instructor, Father Samuel Bond, will teach the classes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, and Dec. 7 and 14. Tuition for the course is $50.00. 

Father Bond is Director of the Office of Liturgy for the Diocese of Lake Charles and is currently studying for his Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) at the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, Illinois.

This course will explore the Church’s rich liturgical tradition, introduce liturgical theology, grow appreciation of the liturgy and assist students to integrate themselves more fully into the liturgical celebrations of the Church. This course will give insight, understanding, and context to the present and past liturgical forms of the Roman Rite. The student will learn the theological, practical, and historical reasons for the development of the liturgy of the Church throughout the centuries and come to understand the theological principles upon which the liturgy has been renewed over the past century.

There are two required texts: The Spirit of the Liturgy by Cardinal Ratzinger and History of the Liturgy: The Major Stages by Marcel Metzger. Other readings will be provided.

The Center for Catholic Studies is a part of the Religious Education program for adults in the Diocese of Lake Charles. The goal of the Center is to provide adults of the diocese with opportunities for high-quality instruction in the Catholic faith by looking more deeply at a variety of theological areas.

To register for the course on “Introduction to the Liturgy," click here. For more information, contact the Office of Religious Education at 337-439-7400, ext. 305. 

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