LI 202 Preaching and Presiding I

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Module Level

8 (Undergraduate)

Time Allowance

Lectures - 12 hours

Module Aims

This module is part of a twofold introduction to preaching and presiding, which is at the heart of the liturgical life of the Church. It contains both academic and practical dimensions.


  • To understand the importance of preparation in preaching and presiding.
  • To introduce the students into the concept of presiding in the liturgical assembly, with an emphasis on non-Eucharistic celebrations, e.g. sacraments of baptism and of the sick; prayers services and paraliturgical celebrations.
  • To understand the homily in the liturgical context.
  • To assist the students in writing short reflections, and homilies for non-Eucharistic celebrations.
  • To assist the students in learning to preside at the liturgy and develop an Ars Celebrandi (Practicum).


  • Congregation for Divine Worship, Homiletic Directory (2015)
  • Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium (2013)