Dr. Patricia Hughes, recently of the Diocese of Dallas, explains how this book remains an invaluable parish ritual text as well as a starting point for building the faith community. She also examines additional blessing resource texts for enacting blessing-prayer for persons, objects, and events. Handouts Originally presented Feb. 10, 2021. © FDLC 2021. AllContinue reading “Webinar: The Book of Blessings”
This change to the concluding doxology of orations is to be implemented on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The words “one God, for ever and ever” are simply replaced with “God, for ever and ever.”
Fr. Thomas Ranzino of the Diocese of Baton Rouge explores the treasures of this book, including the Introduction, which speaks eloquently about the nature of marriage, pastoral preparation for it, and the authentic celebration of the rite. He also outlines the three valid rites, the rich variety of texts and Scripture passages, and the usefulContinue reading “Webinar: The Order of Celebrating Matrimony”
The Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments released two decrees, approved by Pope Francis, on Tuesday. One inscribed the Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus into the Roman Calendar on 29 July. In a separate decree, Pope Francis inscribed three Optional Memorials in the Roman Calendar for three Doctors of the Church.
Leticia (Tish) Thornton of the Diocese of Boise explores how the Church’s Pastoral Care of the Sick is a rich resource to provide support, healing, and comfort to the sick and their families. She also highlights and explains the rich pastoral options available for ministers, both lay and ordained, when tending to the sick. HandoutsContinue reading “Webinar: Pastoral Care of the Sick”
Fr. Robert Kennedy of the Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., reviews how the sacrament was given a revised and expanded context and liturgical shape after the Second Vatican Council. Particular attention will be given to the Introduction (Praenotanda) to the rite and the ritual shape for celebrating Penance. Handouts Originally presented Jan. 21, 2021. © FDLCContinue reading “Webinar: The Rite of Penance”
Due to the pandemic, several bishops have delegated pastors to celebrate the rite within parishes. In an effort to help parish priests and parish staffs, Rita Thiron, executive director of FDLC, examines the history and elements of the Rite of Election and best practices for its celebration.
Fr. Leon Strieder of the Diocese of Austin examine the content and structure of the rites for ordaining bishops, priests and deacons. He also explores the history of these rites, and their implications for ecclesiology and pastoral practice. Originally presented Jan. 13, 2021. © FDLC 2021. All rights reserved.
Various resources to aid dioceses and parishes plan for Lent in the Time of Pandemic.
With a Motu proprio released on Monday, Pope Francis established that from now on the ministries of Lector and Acolyte are to be open to women, in a stable and institutionalized form through a specific mandate.