Preparation and celebration of sacraments and sacramentals, with a particular focus on the presiding role, especially for Baptism, Eucharist, Penance, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, Funeral rites and Blessings. The liturgical homily: principles and practical aspects derived from liturgical documents and liturgical scholarship; exercise and evaluation.
Textbook: SMOLARSKI D., Sacred Mysteries. Sacramental Principles and Liturgical Practice, New York, 1995. BOULEY A., Catholic Rites Today, Liturgical Press, Collegeville-Minnesota, 1992. CURLEY T.P., Planning the Catholic Funeral, Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN, 2005. GRIFFIN E. (ed.), The Funeral Book. Pastoral Commentaries, Creative Ideas and Funeral Homilies, Columba, Dublin, 1998. NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, Fulfilled in Your Hearing: The Homily in the Sunday Assembly, USCC, Washington, D.C., 1982.