Honors a current member who serves in a Diocesan Office of Worship or on a Diocesan Liturgical Commission who has “served the Federation with distinction, and generously shared his/her skills, wisdom, and resources in order to promote sound liturgical practice and to advance the liturgical renewal.” Awarded annually at the FDLC National Meeting.
A $1000 scholarship awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a graduate degree in Liturgical Studies or related field. Applications must be received before June 1 each year.
Provides annual grants to Spanish-speaking individuals with the hope that they will minister to the faithful in Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Applications are accepted from February 1 to March 31 each year.
Provides 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.
After two long years of planning, members gathered at our 52nd national meeting in the lovely Diocese of San Diego. Over 125 persons were in attendance and 67 participated virtually. The meeting focused on the Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar. The presentations and workshops drew their inspiration from the multifaceted Prayer of Dedication.
The FDLC has prepared a simple novena which may be used in communal or private prayer.
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.
To better understand Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, “On the Use of the Roman Liturgy prior to the Reform of 1970,” it might be helpful to read previous papal documents.
Remarkably, the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is only two months away. Appropriately, this solemn day should be marked with prayer. The Federation is pleased to offer you a 22-page resource which will aid your preparations.
On June 3, 2016, Pope Francis raised the rank of the Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene to a feast. And on January 26, 2021, the Holy Father inscribed the new obligatory memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus (on the same day that was inscribed for St. Martha alone).