FULL BIO: updated 2017-12-15
Diana Macalintal is an author and speaker on Catholic liturgy, music, the catechumenate, and intercultural ministry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music (UCLA) and a Master of Arts in Theology (Saint John’s University, Collegeville), and has served as a liturgist, music, and catechumenate director in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for 30 years. She just concluded 15 years of service as the Director of Worship for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California. Currently she serves on the board of advisors for Liturgical Press and the Catholic Common Ground Initiative and had been an editorial advisory board member for GIA Publications. This year she began assisting as a pastoral mentor for the Louisville Institute.
Her articles on liturgy, music, and the catechumenate have been published in America, AIM, Catechumenate, GIA Quarterly, Give Us This Day, Ministry & Liturgy, Pastoral Music, Today’s Liturgy, and Today’s Parish Minister. She was a contributing author for Together for Life: Celebrating and Living the Sacrament (Ave Maria Press, 2012), The Liturgy Documents, Volume Two: Second Edition (Liturgy Training Publications, 2012), The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers (Saint Mary’s Press, 2009), and wrote The Eucharist Catechist’s Guide (Saint Mary’s Press, 2009). Her liturgical music compositions are published by World Library Publications.
Diana’s most recent books include a collection of prayers called The Work of Your Hands: Prayers for Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments of Grace (Liturgical Press, 2014); a parish resource for marriage preparation titled Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing: Couples and Communities Called to Conversion Together (Liturgical Press, 2014), which she co-wrote with her husband, Nick Wagner; Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year B, 2018 (Liturgical Press, 2017); and Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community (Liturgical Press, 2018).
Nick and Diana’s tiny San Jose condo is the international headquarters for TeamRCIA.com, a website they founded in 2007. TeamRCIA provides online and in-person training and support to over 20,000 RCIA ministers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and beyond. In 2017, TeamRCIA partnered with Liturgical Press to publish a series of books for RCIA teams. In addition to running TeamRCIA, Diana recently launched Liturgy.life, a new online liturgy resource where she helps you bring liturgy to life and life to the liturgy.
BRIEF BIO: updated 2017-11-09
Diana Macalintal is the cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry. She is an author and speaker on liturgy, music, RCIA, and intercultural ministry. She holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for 30 years. Her latest books include The Work of Your Hands, a collection of prayers; Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing, a parish resource for marriage preparation which she wrote with her husband, Nick Wagner; Living Liturgy, a Sunday by Sunday liturgical year resource; and Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community, all published by Liturgical Press. You can find her at her new website, Liturgy.life, where she helps you bring liturgy to life and life to the liturgy.