Michael Driscoll

Professor Emeritus
Liturgical Studies

Disciplines: Theology


Ph.D. Paris IV (Sorbonne)/STD Institut Catholique de Paris.

Currently working on a book on Liturgy and Aesthetic and manual on the ars celebrandi.

Professional Biography

Michael S. Driscoll is a priest of the diocese of Helena, Montana. Ordained in 1977, he has spent the majority of his years in priesthood teaching -- first at Carroll College, the diocesan college in Helena from 1981-1994, and then at the University of Notre Dame since 1994 to the present. He entered into emeritus status in January of 2016 and still teaches the occasional course usually in the Fall semester. He is an active member of several professional groups having served in the leadership of each: North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL), the Societas Liturgica, and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy (CAL). He is the founding director of the Masters program in Sacred Music (MSM) and the Interdisciplinary Minor in Liturgical Music Ministry at Notre Dame since 2005. Fr. Driscoll’s writings on the liturgy have brought him into the area of social justice as the lived experience of faith flowing from the Eucharist, as seen in Sacraments and Justice (Liturgical Press, 2014). He is very interested in making the connection between liturgy and life, between the Eucharist and ethics.

Representative Publications, Performances, and Creative Work

The Order of Mass: A Roman Missal Study Edition and Workbook, co-authored with J. Michael Joncas, Chicago: Liturgical Training Publications, 2011.

Alcuin et la pénitence à l'époque carolingienne, Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen 81, Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 1999.

“Comment Prier? : L’euchologie dans les sacramentaires romains et romano- francs,” Actes de la Journée d'études du 11 mai 2012, Institute Catholique de Paris, Hélèn Bricout & Martin Kloeckener, eds., Paris: Editions Vrin, 2017.

“New Wine in Old Wineskins: Reflections on Liturgical Reform of Vatican II (the 50th Anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium),” Mission for Diversity: Exploring Christian Mission in the Contemporary World, Elochukwu Uzukwu C.S.Sp., ed. Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2016.

“Reconstructing Liturgical History Before the Libri Ordinarii: The Role of Medieval Women in Death and Burial Practices,” in Ordinarii als Quelle für die Kulturgeschichte / Libri ordinarii as a Source for Cultural History (nr. 103 in series Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen), Louis van Tongeron, ed., Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2015.

Email: driscoll.7@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-7152
Office: B024 Malloy Hall