Divine Worship and the Catechumenate


The Office for Worship and the Catechumenate and the Office for Worship, Diocese of Belleville, are co-sponsoring the following events. Catechist Certification Credit is granted in both dioceses for each event.

Wading Deeper 2017 – Mystagogy: Connecting Liturgy and Life

Friday-Saturday – 04-05 August 2017 │ Holy Family Parish, 410 South State Street, Litchfield, Il  62056

Dr. Steve Janco is a well-known composer of liturgical music and a contributor to several recent books. Steve also served for many years on the institute team of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate as well as directed the Program of Church Music and Liturgy at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. 

He loves mystagogy. “Mystagogy”, simply put, is the study of mystery.  It is the beloved Church method that guides the faithful to prepare-do-reflect. 

Wading Deeper 2017 will expand our understanding of mystagogy

  • by discovering that the fodder for mystagogy happens all the time in parish life;
  • by practicing little and big ways of doing mystagogy;
  • by using ritual music to prepare and experience mystery; and
  • by gathering practical tips and methods to oversee, foster, and reflect in mystagogical styles all year long.   

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