Liturgy Week

Liturgy and the Domestic Church

June 17-20, 2019 at the University of Notre Dame

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.

  • Learn how the liturgical celebration is lived out in the daily life of the domestic Church.
  • Enjoy 4 days of continuing education and formation on the beautiful Notre Dame campus.
  • Select from tracks in liturgical formation, sacramental preparation, liturgical music and catechesis.
  • Connect with your peers working in parishes, dioceses and campus ministries across the nation. 

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[Liturgy Week] is a gift that continues to benefit my work and help me to foster a deeper, more systematic understanding of ministry in my diocese.

Jonathan Sullivan, Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana

Details and Registration


Early registration: through April 6, 2019
Regular registration: from April 7 through May 18, 2019
Late registration: May 19, 2019 and after
Conference dates: June 17-20, 2019


Liturgists, musicians, catechists, campus ministers, and other parish and diocesan staff involved in the work of evangelization are invited to attend.

Every participant in Liturgy Week will receive a rich liturgical education, an opportunity for spiritual renewal, and a practical formation in contributing to the mission of liturgical evangelization in the parish and school.


Registration includes conference materials and meals from Monday dinner through Thursday lunch. Registration does NOT include housing.

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View the 2019 Liturgy Week Schedule

Featured Speakers

The Pastoral State of the Family Today
Archbishop José Gomez
Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Liturgical Practice, Ethics, and Spirituality in the Family
Nichole Flores
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

The Place of Technology in the Domestic Church
Brett Robinson
Director of Communications and Catholic Media Studies, McGrath Institute for Church Life

Theological Primer: A Liturgical-Sacramental Theology of the Family
Timothy O’Malley
Director of Education, McGrath Institute for Church Life; Academic Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

A Sociological Analysis of Marriage and Family
W. Bradford Wilcox
Director of the National Marriage Project and Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia


Liturgy Week participants will select one workshop track and attend two sessions in that track on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Those who choose the tracks in catechesis (Track 2) or liturgical music (Track 3) will have an additional workshop on Thursday afternoon. 

Intended audiences are listed with each option; however, participants are welcome to choose whichever workshop they wish, regardless of their particular ministerial field.

Track 1: Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Formation for the Whole Church
Learn to approach sacramental preparation and formation in a holistic way, such that the entire person’s life is taken up into the sacramental life.

Timothy O'Malley
Academic Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, and Associate Professor, of the Practice, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Suggested Audience: Directors of faith formation, RCIA instructors, marriage preparation formators, ministers responsible for any form of sacramental preparation

Track 2: Catechesis

Forming the Sacramental Imagination of the Child through Literature
Explore how the integration of children’s and young adult literature can aid and enrich the task of catechesis.

Daniel Wade McClain
Director of Program Operations of the Master of Theological Studies
Loyola University Maryland

Suggested Audience: Catechists (including but not limited to those trained in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd), directors of catechesis, directors of religious education, religion teachers

Track 3: Liturgical Music

Teaching Families to Sing: Liturgical Music and the Domestic Church
Discover new ways to engage in music ministry that invite participation from the entire family.

Pedro Rubalcava
Director of Music Development and Outreach, Oregon Catholic Press
Grammy®-nominated composer and performer

Suggested Audience: Directors of liturgical music, choir directors, accompanists, cantors, choir members, instrumentalists

Track 4: Liturgical Formation

Forming Families for Full, Conscious, and Active Participation in the Liturgy
Learn to form families in the liturgical prayer of the Church both within the home and in parish celebrations.

Todd Williamson
Director of the Office of Worship
Archdiocese of Chicago

Suggested Audience: Pastors, directors of liturgy, liturgists directors of catechesis, campus ministers