Charlie Dispenzieri, M.A.P.T.’s Newly Released “Understanding Liturgy” Holds a Brilliant Key in Diving Deeper Into the Catholic Liturgy

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“Understanding Liturgy: Making Sense of the Rites and Rituals of the Catholic Church” from Christian Faith Publishing author Charlie Dispenzieri, M.A.P.T. shares an illuminating read that helps one begin to explore the aspects of liturgy celebrations and the ritualistic components of the rites.

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“Understanding Liturgy: Making Sense of the Rites and Rituals of the Catholic Church”: a helpful guide that jumpstarts one’s learning on Catholic liturgy and becomes a starting point for further reflection on each topic through knowing the simpler ideas of sacramental and pastoral liturgy. “Understanding Liturgy: Making Sense of the Rites and Rituals of the Catholic Church” is the creation of published author Charlie Dispenzieri, M.A.P.T., the Director of Worship for St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana. He teaches courses in liturgy and sacraments in the deacon formation programs for St. Meinrad School of Theology and for the Diocese of Lafayette. His liturgical ministry experience spans over three decades in the areas of liturgy, liturgical catechesis, and music.

Dispenzieri writes, “Understanding Liturgy is a thoughtful exploration of the meaning of the rites and rituals of the Catholic Church. This book is designed for anyone who wants to delve deeper into their Catholic faith and appreciate the beauty of the liturgy.

“Many Catholics experience the rites and rituals of the Catholic Church without fully understanding their meaning and significance. For these people, the sacraments and other liturgical rites are not relatable to their everyday life. They come to church to pray and encounter God, but often leave the church unfulfilled and unable to make the connections between liturgy and life.

“Understanding liturgy will draw each person into a more meaningful relationship with God by guiding them in their appreciation of:

  • liturgical art and environment;
  • the celebration of feasts and solemnities;
  • church devotions;
  • the Mass and the other sacraments;
  • the liturgical year.

“Understanding Liturgy is organized into sections, allowing the reader the opportunity to learn the material and put it into use immediately. The content is presented in a practical fashion to explain why the Church prays as it does, drawing upon Catholic Church documents published since the Second Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

“Charlie Dispenzieri makes sense of these rites and rituals in a very accessible style. He is a master teacher, presenting throughout the country in formal classroom settings, retreats, and seminars. As a liturgist with a vast educational background and an abundance of practical experience, he has mentored priests, deacons, and laypeople to be more successful and effective liturgical ministers.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Charlie Dispenzieri, M.A.P.T.’s new book is a valuable source of knowledge for Catholics and for those who wish to learn about the Catholic faith. This manuscript acts as a vehicle for liturgical formation and a tool to appreciate the liturgical rites and the Church more.

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Consumers can purchase “Understanding Liturgy: Making Sense of the Rites and Rituals of the Catholic Church” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “Understanding Liturgy: Making Sense of the Rites and Rituals of the Catholic Church,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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