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Graduate Liturgical Art and Architecture Program Set for St. John's, Collegeville
St. John's University School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota, will offer a graduate certificate program in liturgical art and architecture, beginning in June 2020. Classes during the thirteen-month program will be both online and onsite, with students only being required to be on campus for two-week sessions during June 2020 and June 20201.

The program will benefit people who seek an in-depth understanding of liturgical art and architecture and its practical application. The courses will be rite-based and will be faithful to the documents of the Second Vatican Council and more recent documents such as Built of Living Stones. The courses slated for the program are:
  • Liturgical Constancy I, June 8-20, 2020
  • Sacred Architecture, June 8-20, 2020
  • Liturgical Space Analysis Project, onsite and online during academic year
  • Rites of the Church, fall semester, online
  • Initiation and Eucharist, spring semester, online
  • Liturgical Consultancy II, June 2021
  • Sacred Art, June 2021

Faculty will include Carol Frenning, Johan van Parys, Fr. Daniel McCarthy, osb, and Br. Paul Lange, osb. Other experts will make presentations through video hookup during the on-campus summer courses.

Frenning, the founder and president of the Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space, is the director of the program. Frenning is also on the board of Faith and Form and has served as the convener for the Visual Arts and the Liturgy Seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy and as past chair of the Art and Environment Committee for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minnesota.

For more information on the program, contact Frenning at cfrenning001@cbsju.edu.
Loyola New Orleans Offers Online Bachelor Degree in Ministry
The Institute for Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans offers an online bachelor of arts degree in ministry and theology. For more information, contact Diane Blair, dblair@loyno.edu.
Boston College Provides Video of Talks on Priesthood
The video "The Ordained Priesthood: Opening a New Conversation" is among the newest offerings at Encore, a continuing education resource offered online through the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. "The Ordained Priesthood" is a video of a Boston College event with speakers Thomas H. Groome, Rev. Richard Lennan, and Jacqueline Regan.
Online Liturgy Program through the Liturgical Institute
The Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois, offers an online liturgy program for parish professionals and the laity. The program consists of five introductory courses, with topics on the sacred liturgy, Church documents on music, the sacraments, the theology of beauty and the liturgy, and active participation in the liturgy. Christopher Carstens and Denis McNamara, phd, teach the courses. The program provides continuing education credit. Both group and individual rates are available for courses.

More information is available at wwww.liturgicalinstitute.org/online-program or by calling 847-837-4547.
Online Courses in English and Spanish Offer Certificates in Theology
The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame offers STEP online courses for people who desire to take individual classes or earn a certificate of Catholic theology. The certificate can be earned in catechesis, doctrine, history, liturgy, and Scripture. For more information, call 866-425-7837, or email stepnd@nd.edu.

Notre Dame theology professors have composed the courses, which are taught by trained facilitators. Catechists, school teachers, lay ministers, deacons, and other Catholic adults seeking a rigorous distance learning have benefited from the courses. The courses are offered in Spanish through the Camino: Cursos en Español program.

CTU Adds Three Degrees to Online Master's Program
Catholic Theological Union has added master of arts degrees in justice ministry, liturgical ministry, and pastoral studies to its online curricula for 2020-2021. CTU already offers an online degree in Hispanic theology and ministry.

More information is available at ctu.edu/academics/online-learning.
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