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The Liturgical Institute | Events

  • Fr. Thomas Aschenbrener to Present Hillenbrand Lecture | 9/11/2014

    Marriage Preparation and the New Evangelization: Preaching the Truth, Beauty and Goodness of the Catholic Faith

    Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
    University of Saint Mary of the Lake Theology Classroom Building, Second Floor

    Join the Liturgical Institute for a presentation focusing on the new evangelization and "knowing your terrain" when it comes to sacramental preparation in the Church, particularly marriage preparation.  The One in Christ Marriage Program developed by Fr. Aschenbrener is changing the way people perceive the Catholic Church and her teachings.  After attending the seminar, one couple was quoted as saying: "We are very happy that we were able to participate in this seminar, we feel a stronger connection as a couple and to our faith.  We feel like we've come back home to all that we've been missing." 

     

    Rev. Thomas Aschenbrener received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric with a minor in Art History at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. In 2002 he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and in 2003 a Master’s in Divinity from Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. Fr. Aschenbrener is the author of the popular One in Christ Marriage Program and Preparing for the Rite of Matrimony.  He was ordained to the priesthood by Francis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago in May of 2003. He has served at St. Luke Church  in River Forest, St. Alphonsus in Chicago, Holy Name Cathedral and is currently the Pastor of St. Mary of Perpetual Help in Chicago.

    For questions for more information call 847.837.4542. Street address for the university is 1000 East Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060.

    Event will be held in the Theology Classroom Building, Second Floor, building 9 on the campus map.

    Free and open to the public, pbut please call to reserve a place.

     

  • Save the Date! Chant Workshops with Adam Bartlett | 8/20/2014

    Join noted chant specialist, composer and publisher Adam Bartlett for workshops on the chants of different liturgical seasons. All to be held at the USML Conference Center on the Institute's Mundelein campus.

    January 9, 2015
    The Chants of Lent

    January 30, 2015
    Treasures of the Triduum, Holy Week

    March 6, 2015
    Psalmist Workshop, Psalms of Holy Week and Easter

    May 1, 2015
    Pentecost, Most Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi & Christ the King

     

    Check back for more information. Questions? Call 847.837.4542 or email at litinst@usml.edu

     

     

     

  • November 14, 2014: Profound Preaching Paradigms for Preachers | 7/31/2014

     

     

    Profound Preaching 2014: Paradigms for Preachers
    A Workshop for Priests and Deacons with Fr. Allan White, op


     

    “On the road to Emmaus Jesus provides a model of how preachers should approach their ministry. Discipleship and proclamation go together. Preachers must listen to the Word, be transformed by the Word and live the Word so that those who cannot read it can read it in and through them.”

    -Fr. Allan White, op

     


    Registration


    Registration fee of $75.00 includes admission to all sessions, lunch, coffee and snacks. Overnight accommodations and additional meals are also available.

     

    On-line: For quick and easy on-line registration, click here



    Print: To download a printable registration flyer, click here (PDF). You can fax your registration form to 847.837.4545.

    Phone: To register by phone, call 847.837.4542


    Event Schedule, Friday, November 14, 2014

    8:30 am  Check-in opensUSML Conference Hall (Building 4, click here for map, parking in Purple Lot)
    9:00 am Sung Morning PrayerChapel of the Immaculate Conception
    9:30 am  Welcome, Room 202 of USML Conference Hall
    9:45 am  Session I: Emmaus: From Blindness to Sight

    11:00 am Session II: Telling Stories to Become the Story: Parables and Proverbs
    12:15 pm Sung Midday Prayer
    1:00 pm LunchUniversity Dining Hall
    2:00 pm  Session III: “Come Behind Me:” How to Be a Disciple
    3:15 pm Session IV: Listen Before You Speak: A Samaritan Evangelist
    4:30 pm Sung Evening PrayerChapel of the Immaculate Conception

     


    Presenter

    Workshop leader Fr. Allan White, OP was born in London. After studies at Oxford University, he joined the Dominican Order in 1973 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1979. After studies in philosophy and theology at Oxford and Edinburgh, he completed a Ph.D. in sixteenth century history at the University of Edinburgh. His time in the Order has been mostly spent in university ministry, teaching in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh, and in administration. He has served as senior Catholic Chaplain in the University of Edinburgh and was associate Chaplain in the university of Oxford before being invited to become senior Catholic Chaplain in the University of Cambridge, where he served for six years. He was elected Prior Provincial of the English Dominican friars in 2000 and ministered in that capacity for eight years before going to Rome as an assistant to the Master of the Dominican Order. Father Allan came to the United States in 2011 and was asked to accept the post of Director and Senior Chaplain of the New York University Catholic Centre where he presently serves.

     

  • September 26th, 2014: Decoding the Christian Temple: Church Architecture and Its Place in Christian Worship | 7/30/2014



    Join the Liturgical Institute to learn how the Church’s ritual books provide the foundational theology for liturgical art and architecture. 

    Perfect for pastors, architects, artists, building committees, RCIA leaders, Bible study groups, educators and all who love the Church’s artistic tradition
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    Registration

    Registration fee of $75.00 includes admission to all sessions, lunch, coffee and snacks. Overnight accommodations and additional meals are also available.

    On-line: For quick and easy on-line registration, click here.

    Print: To download a printable registration flyer, click here (PDF). You can fax your registration form to 847.837.4545.

    Phone: To register by phone, call 847.837.4542. 



    Event Schedule, Friday, September 26, 2014

    8:30 am  Check-in opensUSML Conference Hall (Building 4, click here for map, parking in Purple Lot)
    9:00 am Sung Morning PrayerChapel of the Immaculate Conception
    9:30 am  Welcome, Room 202 of USML Conference Hall
    9:45 am  Session I: The Rite for the Dedication of a Church: The Key for Decoding the Christian Temple, Fr. Douglas Martis
    11:00 am Session II: From Temple to Eschaton: The Church Building As Image of the Mystical Body of Christ, Denis McNamara
    12:15 pm Sung Midday Prayer
    1:00 pm Lunch, University Dining Hall
    2:00 pm  Session III:
         Part I: Encountering the Mystery: Altar, Ambo, Portal, Font, Christopher Carstens
         Part II: Thorny Questions: Seating Plans, Tabernacles, Choirs and More, Christopher Carstens and Denis McNamara
    3:45 pm Session IVFrom Brown Brick to Radiant Gems: Building the Council’s Heavenly Vision, Denis McNamara
    5:00 pm Sung Evening PrayerChapel of the Immaculate Conception



        


    Presenters

    Mr. Christopher Carstens is currently the Director of the Office of Sacred Worship for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin and co-author of Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Dallas and an MA from The Liturgical Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute and a frequent presenter in conferences and parish education.

    Fr. Douglas Martis, STD, is director of the Liturgical Institute and Chair of the Worship Department at Mundelein Seminary. He holds a doctorate in sacramental theology from the Institut Catholique in Paris, and is a frequent speaker in parishes and academic settings. He is the co-author of the book Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Christ in the Words of the Mass and editor of The Mundelein Psalter.

    Dr. Denis McNamara is a scholar specializing in the intersection of sacramental and biblical theology with new church design. He is the author of three books on Catholic church architecture, including Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy, and a faculty member at The Liturgical Institute.

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