Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Center
Welcome to the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Center, a global hub for education and a steadfast advocate for the rich heritage of the Latin Mass within the Catholic tradition. Named in honor of the venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a luminary in Catholic media and education, our center is committed to fostering knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for the timeless beauty of the Latin Mass.
About Our Center
Our mission extends beyond borders, aiming to provide accessible and inclusive education to individuals worldwide. The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Center serves as a beacon for those seeking to deepen their spiritual connection through the reverence of the Latin Mass, promoting a sense of unity and continuity with the Church's historical roots. Join us in our commitment to global education and the preservation of the Catholic tradition, as we celebrate the enduring significance of the Latin Mass in our shared journey of faith.
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Center
Our courses aim to provide a comprehensive education that not only explores the history and theology of the Latin Mass but also equips participants with practical skills and knowledge relevant to the Catholic faith. Please note that the specific course offerings may vary depending on the goals and resources of the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Center.
At the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Center, we aim to promote education worldwide and focus on the Catholic promotion of the Latin Mass:
1. Introduction to Catholicism
- An overview course providing a foundational understanding of the Catholic faith, its history, and key doctrinal elements.
2. History of the Latin Mass
- Delving into the historical development and significance of the Latin Mass within the Catholic Church, exploring its evolution and enduring impact.
3. Theology of the Eucharist
- A comprehensive study of the theological foundations of the Eucharist, emphasizing its centrality in the Catholic faith and its connection to the Latin Mass.
4. Liturgical Latin
- An introductory course designed to teach the basics of Latin as used in liturgical contexts, enabling participants to understand and appreciate the language of the Mass.
5. Sacred Music in the Latin Mass
- Exploring the role of sacred music in the Latin Mass, with a focus on chant and polyphony, and their contribution to the worship experience.
6. Catholic Art and Architecture
- Examining the art and architecture associated with the Latin Mass, exploring how visual elements enhance the worship environment and convey theological truths.
7. Celebrating the Liturgical Calendar
- An in-depth exploration of the liturgical calendar, including the seasons, feasts, and solemnities, with a special emphasis on how they are observed within the Latin Mass.
8. Canon Law and the Latin Mass
- Understanding the canonical aspects related to the celebration of the Latin Mass, including permissions, regulations, and the legal framework surrounding liturgical practices.
9. Catechesis and Evangelization in the Latin Mass Community
- Providing insights into effective catechesis and evangelization within the context of the Latin Mass community, fostering a sense of unity and outreach.
10. Practical Celebrations of the Latin Mass
- A hands-on course offering practical guidance for the celebration of the Latin Mass, including the role of ministers, liturgical gestures, and the proper handling of sacred vessels.