Educational Outreach

Liturgy Week

Liturgy Week is a 4-day conference providing continuing education for Catholic leaders in the area of liturgical and sacramental formation. The conference includes keynote addresses by bishops, academics and theologians, and nationally-renowned experts in liturgical and sacramental education.

Specialized tracks are available for liturgists, musicians, catechists, academics interested in the liturgy, Catholic educators in schools, and those trained in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Liturgy Week participants have access to educational offerings available online throughout the academic year to assist them in the work of liturgical formation.

Certificate of Catholic Theology in Liturgy

The certificate of Catholic Theology in Liturgy is designed for parish ministers, Catholic educators, and volunteers. Students in the certificate take courses in core liturgical areas including Liturgy of the Hours, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, Liturgical Year, Liturgical Music, and Liturgical Theology.

The certificate concludes with a final project in the area of liturgical catechesis or music.

Students in the certificate are prepared for better integrating the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church in every area of Catholic education.

National Liturgical and Sacramental Workshops    

Faculty and staff from the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy are available for liturgical and sacramental formation in dioceses and schools. Possible workshops, missions, and retreat days include the following:

  • A Theology of Liturgical Music
  • The Eucharist and the Catholic School
  • Liturgical Formation and the Arts
  • The Liturgical Formation of the Domestic Church
  • Celebrating the Season of Advent
  • Mystagogy through the Liturgical Year
  • The Spiritual Formation of Liturgical Ministers
  • The Scriptures and the Liturgy
  • The Sacramental Nature of Marriage

Please contact us for more information about these workshops.


The Liturgy Certificate program offers exposure to outstanding theological scholarship, in a manner accessible to all.

Suzanne Stratford, Liturgy Certificate graduate

Notre Dame’s Center for Liturgy is an outstanding resource for Catholic school systems seeking to enliven the Catholic character and culture of their schools.

Melanie M. Morey, Archdiocese of San Francisco