||The Liturgical Institute of the Southwest (LISW) is a two-year
formation and certification program in Roman Catholic Liturgy sponsored by the Office of Worship
and Christian Initiation of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and coordinated through the LISW Subcommittee
of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission.
It is designed to provide basic liturgical education and formation for persons involved in
parish liturgy planning, preparation, ministerial training and formation. Potential candidates
for LISW include:
- Liturgical Ministry Coordinators, Liturgy Committee Members, Ministry Heads,
- Music Directors, Youth Directors
- Directors of Religious Education, RCIA, Deacons, Priests, Religious
- Paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time ministers
Classes for the LISW are held one Saturday each month, September through June
at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque.
A Typical Saturday Class Schedule
||Gathering & Prayer
Credit and Certification
College credit and certification may be available through a partnership with St. John's University
School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Tuition for participants of the LISW IS $125 per semester. Due to a generous Worship Renewal
Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, full tuition for the first semester, Fall
2002, will be waived for all participants. This grant will also partially fund course books and
materials for participants as well as the liturgy retreat.
It is the hope and desire of the LISW that parishes will support their LISW participants with
financial assistance. Additional grant or scholarship monies may be available from other sources
for qualifying participants.
To apply, please submit the following:
- Completed Application Form
- Letter of Recommendation from Pastor
- Interview with LISW Committee
To Obtain An Application Form
Please include the following information with your request:
- City, State, Zip
- Pastor's Name
Send your request to:
Liturgical Institute of the Southwest
Office of Worship and Christian Initiation
4000 St. Joseph's Place NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120