St. John's College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences: “Three Things Catholics Should Know Series”
Each year, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies hosts a
series of four presentations open to the public. Entitled the
“Three Things Catholics Should Know Series,” these presentations
seek to foster catechesis and continuing education among Catholics
and other interested people. This February, we are pleased to
announce the following topic and presenters.
“The Externals of the Mass – Yesterday,
Today, and Tomorrow"
Saturday, February 11, 2012
10 a.m. -1p.m.
Session I: What Is the Roman Rite?
The Roman Rite (in Its Two Forms) and Other Rites
Presenter: Dr. Julia Upton, RSM
Session II: Why Can’t We Just Sit?
The Origins and Meaning of Liturgical Postures at Mass
Fr. Timothy Lyons, C.M., D.Min.
Session III: Why the Strange Clothes?
The Origins and Meaning of Vestments at Mass
Presenter: Fr. Michael Whalen, C.M., S.T.D.
St. John’s University
St. Thomas More Church
The presentation is free and open to the public. Light
refreshments are served in the conference room of St. Thomas More
Church between talks.