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Welcome to the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions representing Roman Catholic Diocesan Offices of Worship and Liturgical Commissions throughout the United States and supporting the liturgical apostolate.

National Meeting 2015

The National Meeting of 2015 will be October 7 through 9, 2015 at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Hosted by Regions X and XIII of the Federation and the Diocese of Dallas, Texas, the focus of this meeting will be The Church at Prayer: Faith Received, Fostered, and Formed. Registration for this National Meeting is now taking place. For more information see the information page.

This page has the full conference brochure, registration forms as a full participant or a study-day participant, and information about the hotel with a direct link to the website of the Hotel in order to secure housing during your stay.

Associate Membership

Individuals or groups are eligible for membership as an Associate. Associates receive many of the benefits of diocesan membership as well as saving on publications and meetings. Associate members receive:

  • Newsletter (1 year subscription)

  • Discounts on publications

  • Discount on the registration to the FDLC National Meeting

  • Access to the Member Only Pages on the FDLC Website

See this flyer for more information.

The Season of Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum and Easter Time

The season of Lent began on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 with the celebration of Ash Wednesday and the FDLC is pleased to provide a preparation aid for the seasons of Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and Easter Time to assist diocesan and parish personnel. It contains:

a)  A full Presider’s Text for the Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution

b)  Readings, sample penances, and music suggestions for that Rite

c)  Answers to frequently-asked questions about the seasons

d)  A Liturgical Calendar Advisory for the seasons of Lent and Easter and for the Sacred Paschal Triduum

e)  A synopsis of the Lectionary for Mass (Year B) for these Ninety Days

f)   “Planning sheets” for the Triduum; these may be helpful to your commissions and liturgical ministers

We are grateful to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Confraternity for Christian Doctrine, and to the International Commission of English in the Liturgy (ICEL) for their review and for their kind permission to reprint these texts.

The Forum Legacy Grant Program

Due to financial constraints, the Forum ceased operations in June 2013.  So that the mission of providing ongoing formation for leaders in Christian initiation may continue, the Board of Directors of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate entrusted its remaining funds to the FDLC  for the establishment of the Forum Legacy Grant Program (FLGP). The FLGP will provide annual grants to diocesan worship and/or catechetical offices in the United States and Canada to subsidize diocesan-sponsored formation programs for those responsible for Christian initiation in parishes. For more information, follow this link: GRANTS.

Supporting the Federation through the Annual Appeal

To further this mission we need your help. The success of the FDLC relies not only on the dues of member dioceses, but also on your generous support.
    If you are able, would you prayerfully consider making a gift of $50.00 or more to the 2013-2014 FDLC Annual Fund? Your gift will ensure that the FDLC may continue to support you and the needs of diocesan worship offices, diocesan liturgical commissions, bishops, priests, and countless liturgical ministers. More information ... ANNUAL APPEAL (.pdf)

Director of Worship Certification

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service (formerly the USCCB Commission on Certification and Accredidation) has approved the certification standards and procedures of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commission, as a member of the Alliance for Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers for Director of Worship through 2018.

The USCCB Subcommittee national office is located at 3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 (202-541-3154). For more information go to: USCCB Certification.

To learn more about the certification process, the application and other forms, visit the "How Do I Get Certified?" page on the Alliance for Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers.

Liturgical Catechesis

The Federation website has many resources to assist in Liturgical Catechesis. Visit our Liturgical Catechesis section for more information. CATECHESIS »»

Members of the Federation have written reflections on the texts of the third edition of the Roman Missal. Click on the photo below to learn more!

Mystagogical Reflections on the Collects of the Roman Missal, Third Edition


As well as books, CD ROM's, and workshop kits aimed for (arch)diocesan and parish liturgical leadership the FDLC also offers pamphlets, popular liturgical catechetical materials in the form of an 8˝ x 11 sheet that some parishes distribute with the Sunday parish bulletin. Designed for the general reader, these sets of handouts provide an economical way to catechize parishioners. Download an Adobe Acrobat reader (pdf) file of the particular topic you want to use and print the number of copies you need or order a set of originals to be photocopied. For more information visit our PUBLICATIONS section.


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