Timothy O'Malley

Assistant Professional Specialist 


Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, Concurrent Professor, Department of Theology


B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2004

M.T.S., University of Notre Dame, 2006

Ph.D., Boston College, 2011

Research and Teaching Interests

O’Malley specializes in a historical-theological approach to liturgical studies.   He has specific interests in liturgical homiletics (with an emphasis on Augustinian thought), the biblical and liturgical foundations of Christian doctrine, theological aesthetics, and the role of liturgical renewal in the ressourcement movement.  As director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, he engages in scholarship that seeks to retrieve biblical, catechetical, and liturgical insights that facilitates a renewal of the Church’s liturgical imagination.  He is also founding editor of the Institute for Church Life’s journal, Church Life:  A Journal for the New Evangelization.    

Click below for a video of Prof. O'Malley discussing the Eucharist.

Recent Publications

Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014)

De-Mystifying Mystagogy, co-authored with Kara O’Malley.   Chicago, IL:   World Library Publications, 2013. 

“The Eucharistic Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching”, Church Life:  A Journal for the New Evangelization 1 (2012):  21-40.  

“Waiting for Gabriel: Learning to Pray Through Infertility”, America Magazine (October 22, 2012):  11-13.  

 The Kerygmatic Function of Liturgical Prayer:   Liturgical Reform, Meaning, and Identity Formation in the Work of Josef Jungmann, S.J., Studia Liturgica 41 (2011):  68-77. 

“Catholic Ecology and Eucharist:  A Practice Approach”, Liturgical Ministry 20 (Spring 2011):  68-78.   


Notre Dame Center for Liturgy


Timothy O’Malley, PhD

Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

Concurrent Professor, Department of Theology

Institute for Church Life

368 Geddes Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-0571