Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century - A School of Discipleship
In Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship, Dr. James Pauley explores the sacred action most essential to forming genuine disciples: the transformative encounter with God in the liturgy.
Drawing upon important twentieth-century intellectual influences as well as the experience of several of today’s foremost catechetical leaders, this book will inspire readers with a promising new vision for sacramental preparation and mystagogical catechesis, one that places maximum emphasis on apprenticing people into an active and fruitful sacramental life in Christ.
“Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleshipreveals the insightful, well-researched voice of a gifted catechist and an accomplished liturgical scholar — not from an ivory tower, but from the trenches of hardwon pastoral experience. James Pauley brings the Church’s liturgicalcatechetical tradition to life, makes it present and relevant, and offers today’s pastoral ministers, catechists, and liturgists new vision and strategies to revitalize parish life and help accomplish that ‘transformational encounter with God’ needed for missionary discipleship.”
Gloria F. Zapiain, MA
Director, Secretariat for Evangelization, Catechesis, and Faith Formation
Archdiocese of San Antonio
“James Pauley’s Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship offers the reader an apprenticeship in a supernatural way of seeing. Pauley draws upon resources from the liturgical movement, the savoir faire of catechists in the field, and his own experience in sacramental formation to develop a contemplative approach to catechesis. This book should be read by all involved in the art of liturgical and sacramental catechesis.”
Timothy P. O’Malley, PHD
Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
Editor, Church Life
Paperback, 6 x 9, 256 pages