Introduction to Liturgy – Unveiling the Mass we think we know.

Summer Schools with the Dominicans

4th-8th July

This week-long course on the Mass will recall the obvious and go on to examine the wealth of overlooked meaning and history of parts and places of the celebration. Did you know the ambo is the monument of the Lord’s resurrection which almost disappeared entirely from churches in the fifteenth century and has been gradually brought back since the 1960s; or that the “Gloria” is an Easter hymn from the book of the Apocalypse, or that singing the “Lamb of God” came West because of refugees fleeing the first Arabic invasion of Syria in the seventh century?

Intended for all interested Catholics this course is about what may be the more interesting and accessible aspects of the celebration of Mass.

Fr Fergus Ryan OP joined the Dominican Order in 200. He studied liturgy, obtaining a doctorate in 2016 and was then invited to teach at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute. His principal areas of research and teaching are music in the liturgy, overlooked theological questions in the liturgy, church design and contemporary pastoral questions.

Courses run Mon-Fri 9:30am – 4pm, (Mass each day at 11am). Social gatherings most evenings.

Venue: St Martin’s Chapel, Pope’s Quay, Cork

Cost: €195 per course, includes lunch, teas/coffees, socials and all course materials

*No previous theological or philosophical study required to attend

To book, or for more information email: or phone: 0857464802.