In partnership with the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Liturgy Training Publications offers the Essentials of Catholic Liturgy—a series of three foundational courses to assist pastoral staff and ministers to gain a greater understanding of the liturgy.

When your entire music ministry – cantors, instrumentalists, accompanists, and choir members – has a foundational understanding of the liturgy, they gain confidence in their roles helping lead the assembly’s song. The Essentials of Catholic Liturgy provides the tools they need to participate and grow in ministry, strengthening your entire music ministry and the life of the parish.

For new pastoral ministers and staff, these courses provide a critical foundation of the Catholic Liturgy, helping them find new confidence in their roles. For experienced ministers, tracks 2 and 3 offer new insight and conversations into the Sacramental Rites and liturgy and Catholic Social Teaching—invaluable for planning and preparing liturgies for the modern Church.


Track One serves as an introduction to the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. Participants will gain the fundamental knowledge needed to prepare the liturgy or to serve in a liturgical or parish leadership role. Contact for more information.





Track One of The Essentials of Catholic Liturgy begins on Monday, September 19, 2022. 

For more information click here. To register, visit LTP’s website.

(Note: this episode of Ministry Monday mentions an additional free workshop session on music at liturgies. Unfortunately this is not being offered in 2022, but will still feature 6 weeks of excellent learning and content!)