Certificate in Liturgy


This program is designed for those wishing to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the Catholic liturgical tradition.

Whether you are a catechist, a parish volunteer seeking to enrich your ministry, a curious Catholic wanting to connect more meaningfully with worship, or someone drawn to the rich symbolism and history of liturgy, this program offers a comprehensive exploration.

With courses in foundational concepts like the sacraments and prayer, alongside practical topics like music and liturgical books, the certificate equips you to participate with greater intention and insight into an important aspect of Catholic life.


  • There are no prerequisite courses for this certificate program.


  1. Complete the application form (use the link found below).
  2. Complete the 7 required courses for the Certificate in Liturgy.
    1. It is required that either Foundations or Introduction to Liturgy be taken first. The remaining courses may be taken in any order.
    2. You are responsible for self-registering for all courses.
    3. Normal course and seminar fees apply.
  3. VLCFF courses required for the Certificate in Liturgy taken since January 2006 may count toward the certificate levels.
  4. Up to two courses taken with a diocese may be applied toward the Certificate in Liturgy.
    1. The Diocesan Catechetical Leader is required to submit a letter to the Director of the VLCFF indicating that any course/s was equivalent to 2.5 CEUs (25 clock hours of work) and met the equivalent VLCFF course objectives.
  5. It is your responsibility to keep track of your progress in the program: Keep track of the courses you have taken, and when you have finished the program, contact Richard Drabik with your request for your certificate of completion.

Required Courses

  1. Foundations for Liturgy or Introduction to Liturgy
  2. Survey of Catholic Doctrine
  3. Sacraments
  4. Introduction to Prayer
  5. The Mass
  6. Music in Liturgy
  7. Liturgical Books


For required texts, please refer to the Course Catalog and note the descriptions for each course.


If you are new to the VLCFF, please complete a user profile (in the Become a New Student page, click the link to create your profile). You must be logged in to see the registration link.