Dr. Denis McNamara

Dr. Denis McNamera holds a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art from Yale University, as well as a Masters and Doctorate in Architectural History from the University of Virginia.  He teaches at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS where he is the director of the Center of Beauty and Culture.  He spent two decades at the Mundelein Seminary near Chicago where he served as Academic Director and Associate Professor at the Liturgical Institute.  

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His written works include How to Read Churches:  A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture.  He’s a sought-after lecturer, scholar, architectural consultant and judge of sacred art, as well as co-host of the popular podcast, The Liturgy Guys.

Event Schedule

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

8:30 am - Breakfast

9:00 am - Is Beauty Objective? An Intro to Realist Tradition

10:00 am -Break

10:15 am - Music & Catholic Liturgy: The Song of the Trinity Come to Earth

11:30 am - Holy Mass

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - The Bible and Church Architecture: Seeing Heaven on Earth

Talks will be in Centennial Hall  at St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

Meals are complimentary with a free-will donation.

Address: 623 Colorado Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

The Hall is attached to the east side of the Church and can be accessed in the alley or on Colorado Ave. 


Attending this Event

All are welcome, whether you are a parishioner of St. Cecilia Catholic Church or not. For questions, contact our parish secretary, Penny Moritz, at 402-463-1336 or by email at stcbulletin@windstream.net.


RSVP is not required but is preferred so that we can properly prepare meals and seating accordingly. Use the button below to RSVP for this event.

The Liturgy Guys


Center for Beauty
& Culture

Dr. McNamara co-hosts a podcast, The Liturgy Guys, which can be accessed wherever you access podcasts. Season 6 walked through the Mass, section by section, discussing the development and reasoning for each moment. Co-host Christopher Carstens is originally from Minden, Nebraska, and works in tandem with DMac through the Adoremus Bulletin.


Benedictine College in Atchison, KS recruited Dr. McNamara to lead the Center of Beauty & Culture as part of their Transforming Culture in America initiative. His articles and news regarding his work can be found at transforming.benedictine.edu.

Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, as part of their Transforming Culture in America initiative, have begun ExCorde, which uses video media to create works of art that promote beauty, truth, and goodness. Access their work at excorde.org and find their work on Youtube.


Email: stcbulletin@windstream.net
Parish Office: 402-463-1336 (Ext. 101)

Available 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday (excluding Holy Days of Obligation).

Locating & Contacting Our Parish

St. Cecilia Catholic Church: Corner of W. 7th St. & N. Kansas Ave.

Parking along Kansas Ave, in the high school parking lot, and 7th St. (Sundays only)

Parish Office: 301 W. 7th St. Hastings, NE, 68901

Sacramental Emergencies: 402-469-9320

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