Webinar: Lent and Holy Week

Rita Thiron, the executive director of FDLC, notes that many associate Lent only with the traditional penitential disciplines. But this session will examine the historical development of this season, the rich orations of its liturgies, and the readings which have been assigned since ancient times. In addition, we will recognize how the Elect prepare for the Easter Sacraments and how the faithful accompany them as we continue our own baptismal journey.

Webinar: Advent and Christmas

Fr. Dustin Dought of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., examines some of the prayer texts and Scriptures of the Roman Missal and the Liturgy of the Hours for Christmas and Epiphany, as well as some sermons of Pope St. Leo the Great, exploring the mystery into which we enter through these liturgical celebrations. We’ll also briefly examine the season of Advent, both as a season of preparation for Christmas Time and as a season of entrance into the mystery of the Lord’s Coming.

Webinar: Honoring St. Joseph in the Church’s Liturgy

As the Church celebrates a Year of St. Joseph, Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco of the Diocese of Rockville Centre offers a special webinar on St. Joseph in the Church’s liturgy. The presentation includes an exploration of the solemnities, feasts, and memorials of St. Joseph, as well as readings and the prayers of the Mass as they relate to the Universal Patron of the Church.  

Webinar: History and Theology of the Liturgical Year

Dr. James Starke of the Diocese of Arlington asks: How did our liturgical year develop?  Did we always celebrate Christmas?  What are the origins of Lent?  What are “idea feasts?” When were saints’ days added?  These and other questions will be answered as we explore the fascinating development of our liturgical year.

Webinar: The Liturgy of the Hours

Christopher Ferraro of the Diocese of Rockville Centre mines the riches of this ancient liturgical prayer, where Christ “continues his priestly work through the agency of his Church.” The history of the Divine Office is also unpacked, and its theology explored.   Handouts Originally presented Mar. 10, 2021. © FDLC 2021. All rights reserved

Webinar: The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar

Dr. James Starke of the Diocese of Arlington examines the beautiful rituals surrounding the dedication and blessing of our places of worship. Each chapter addresses various pastoral scenarios, including the laying of a foundation stone, the dedication of a new church, the dedication of a church that has been restored and is already in use,Continue reading “Webinar: The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar”

Webinar: The Order of Christian Funerals

Fr. John Sauer of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minn., explores how the rites of Christian burial — the Vigil and related rites, the Funeral Liturgy, and the Rite of Committal — are stational in nature. He also outlines the rich variety of prayers and readings available for various pastoral circumstances. Handouts Originally presented Feb. 24,Continue reading “Webinar: The Order of Christian Funerals”