Aims & Scope

Pastoral Liturgy (PL) is a resource that provides peer reviewed formation articles, reviews of books and music, and liturgical content for Sundays and Feast Days throughout the liturgical year.

1. Formation articles: contain resource material for the formation of liturgical communities. These are usually 4000 words and are blind peer reviewed. The focus of these papers can be on any topic that is relevant to the liturgical function of a parish, school or other religious community.

2. Book and music reviews: new books, and at times older books, on topics directly related to liturgy or pastoral concerns, are reviewed to give the readership a guide to the print and online resources available. These reviews are usually 800-1000 words. Music that has been received from publishers or suggested by the readership is also reviewed by skilled pastoral musicians.

3. Liturgical resources: Sunday by Sunday resources are provided by suitably qualified contributors and include the Collects with a reflection on each, introductions to lectionary material, reflections on the lectionary material, Penitential Act litanies, Prayer of the Faithful, and music selections which include settings of the psalms.

Publication Frequency

This journal is published according to the liturgical year of the Catholic calendar. It begins with Advent, Christmastide and Ordinary Time. Issue two covers Lent, the Triduum and Eastertide plus Trinity and Corpus Christi Sundays. The final issue is for Ordinary Time concluding with the Feast of Christ the King.