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Sharon McMillan

Sharon McMillan, SNDdeN, S.L.D.

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The focus of my doctoral studies at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute at the Benedictine University, Sant'Anselmo in Rome, focused on ordination rites, in particular how the scriptural and liturgical texts are key to revealing the two-fold theology of ordination.  Teaching at a major seminary allowed me to plunge into both the theology and precise pastoral practice that seminarians need for contemporary ministry. Currently my teaching has expanded to opening up the same inspirational theology and challenging pastoral practice for parishioners at all levels, particularly the dynamics of the Catechumenate Process. I serve currently as Chair of the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of San Jose, and offer my skills to the Cathedral Parish in the Diocese of Monterey.


PLIT 202 Christian Liturgy

PLIT 232 The Eucharist

PLIT 262 Teaching the Faith: RCIA—The Catechumenate Process

Liturgical Year

Sacramental Theology


Episcopal Ordination and Ecclesial Consensus.  Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2005.

"Serving at Table: Symbols and Texts in the Ordination of Deacons." Liturgical Ministry 13 (Winter 2004) 32-38.

"The Desires of All Have Chosen You: Ordination: Election" and "Let the Prayer of All Follow the Wish of All." Liturgical Ministry 10 (Summer 2001) 129-137, 138-145.