School of Ministry: Liturgical Ministry

MONTEREY – The Diocese of Monterey in California‘s School of Ministry has announced the Specialization of Liturgical Ministry. This four Saturday in-person series will provide formation and training in multiple liturgical ministries so important to the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist in parishes.   

The presenter will be Fr Peter Bosque, Ph.D., a retired priest of the Diocese of San Diego who has served over 35 years in priestly ministry, serving as pastor at nine parishes and as a chaplain at hospitals and two maximum security prisons. “He is known as a pastor who trains, guides, and empowers great numbers of lay ministers who reflect the diversity of the Church”.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • meeting Christ in multiple ways in the Liturgy
  • the centrality of the Paschal Mystery
  • focus of the Second Vatican Council in the Liturgy’s renewal
  • difference of Liturgical prayer from devotional prayer
  • the history of ministries utilized in the Liturgy
  • serving as an Extraordinary Minister, Lector/ Reader, Greeter, and Minister of Hospitality, usher, and Minister of Liturgical Environment.

“Fr Peter will also address the Instituted Ministries opened to the laity recently promulgated by Pope Francis. He will address as well, in practical ways, how your ministry will help to enliven and enrich the Sacred Liturgy”. 

The Specialization of Liturgical Ministry will take place at the parish of Saint Joseph, 1 Railroad Avenue, Spreckels, from 9am until 4pm on Saturday 20 November 2021, 11 December 2021, 22 January 2022, and 29 January 2022.

Cost is $110 and includes the purchase of four books.

Registration opens on Wednesday, 6 October 2021. Please click here to register.

For more information, please contact program coordinator, Ann Ventura by email or by phone: 831-645-2848.