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Sunday, January 23, 2022 (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday of the Word of God 2022 Free Resources

Free resources for your parish or diocese for this year’s Sunday of the Word of God, a special celebration initiated by Pope Francis in 2019.

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  • Sunday of the Word of God 2022 Free Resources
    On September 30, 2019, on the liturgical memorial of St. Jerome, Pope Francis announced that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time would be celebrated as the Sunday of the Word of God. This year it will fall on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
  • Advent and Christmas preparation aid now available
    Our free, seasonal booklet to help prepare liturgies during the Advent and Christmas seasons is now available in English and Spanish. Feel free to share it among your parishes and schools.
  • Decree clarifies role of Bishops’ conferences in liturgical translations
    A new decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship aims at highlighting the responsibilities of bishops’ conferences in the “great task” of completing the complex project of translating the Latin liturgical texts into vernacular languages.
  • Synodal Process Resources
    On October 11, the Church celebrated the memorial of Saint John XXIII, Pope. This date was chosen since it is the day on which he opened the Second Vatican Council in 1962. Nearly sixty years hence and not unlike Saint John XXIII, Pope Francis is calling forth the voices of the Church.
  • Free Resource: A Novena in Time of Covid
    The FDLC has prepared a simple novena which may be used in communal or private prayer.
  • New liturgical texts for Blessed Michael McGivney
    On August 5, Archbishop Leonard Blair, chair of the BCDW, distributed new liturgical texts for Blessed Michael McGivney to the Bishops of the United States.

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Annual Appeal 2021–2022

Each day, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions continues its mission of encouraging and empowering people to celebrate and worship God worthily, even in the midst of joy and times of challenge. A donation to the 2021–2022 FDLC Annual Appeal allows the accomplishments of the Federation to continue — free webinars, seasonal liturgical preparation guides, our national meeting, and on-going networking opportunities are just some of the many ways your donation to the Annual Appeal helps the Federation achieve and fulfill its purpose. Learn more…


Liturgical Formation

For over 51 years, liturgical formation has been an integral part of the mission of the FDLC. From the days of mimeographed sheets to printed publications, from nationwide workshops to today’s online offerings, the Federation has served the Church of the United States with sound scholarship and trusted resources.

Liturgical Resources

With input from experts in liturgy from across the country, FDLC offers publications and resources to aid in the authentic implementation and celebration of the liturgy. They can assist parish staffs and diocesan commissions in training liturgical ministers, preparing parish and diocesan liturgies, and authentically celebrating the sacramental rites.

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Every diocese in the United States is eligible for FDLC membership through its legitimately established diocesan liturgical commission, worship office, or comparable diocesan structure. But individuals and other groups are also eligible for Membership to FDLC. All Members have access to exclusive resources as well as discounts on publications and meetings.