Services

 

Consultations

Michael Prendergast is a seasoned pastoral musician, liturgist, clinician, teacher and author who is available as a consultant for parishes, deaneries / vicariates  or dioceses. Michael can help you assess your liturgical, musical or pastoral needs.

 

Workshops

  • Workshops, talks, day or evening sessions on topics included but not limited to:

  • What does it mean to be a liturgical Parish

  • A walk through the Liturgical Year: music, ritual, environment

  • Preparation and Evaluation of the Sacramental Life of the Community

  • Formation of Diocesan and Parish Worship Commissions

  • Preparation of Cantors and Ministers of Music

  • Praying and Singing the Psalms: the Church's First Prayer

  • Music reading sessions for the Seasons, the Rites and the Chants for the New Roman Missal

  • Liturgy and Social Justice

  • Celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours

  • Training and Formation of Lay Ecclesial Ministers for Liturgical Leadership

 

Training

  • Training and Formation of Liturgical Ministers:

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

  • Readers

  • Ministers of Hospitality/ushers and greeters

  • Trainers of Altar Servers/MC's

  • Sacristans

  • Cantors / Pastoral Musicians

  • Lay Leaders of Prayer

 

Ritual

Ritual demonstration, catechesis and mystagological reflection on the sacramental rites of the Church and the rites contained in the:

 

  • Book of Blessings

  • Rite of Baptism for Children

  • Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults and appropriate adaptation for children

  • Order of Christian Funerals

  • Marriage

  • Liturgies of the Paschal Triduum

  • Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest

  • Celebrations of the Word with the distribution of Holy Communion

 

Vatican II

  • Vatican II: How did we get here?

  • The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium

  • Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum

  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium

  • Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes

  • Overview of Decrees and Declarations…where do we go from here?

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