Glenn CJ Byer was born and raised on a farm near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He has written widely on the liturgy, including an ongoing series of articles in Today’s Liturgy on the link between the Catechism of the Catholic Church and liturgical ministry, and books on pastoral liturgical topics. He speaks widely on how to get more out of the liturgy.
His work in liturgy led to a post as professor of liturgy at Kenrick School of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. He taught three years for the Paul VI Catechetical Institute, also in St. Louis. Glenn has served on the liturgy commissions of three archdioceses, Edmonton, Baltimore and St. Louis. He received a master’s in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame in 1987 and a sacred liturgy doctorate (SLD) from Sant’ Anselmo in Rome in 1994. Glenn currently works as worship publications manager for Oregon Catholic Press.
All three books in his Mass Appeals series, published by Novalis, have won awards from the Catholic Press Association. These books are Living the Liturgy of the Word, Unlocking the Feasts and Seasons of the Liturgical Year and 26 Ordinary Ways to Live the Liturgy. His writing has also appeared in Living with Christ.