Eucharist: The Work of Our Redemption

FDLC Lenten Webinar Series 2023

Thursdays, February 23 – March 23, 2023 | Live (1:00 pm ET) & Recorded

“We are required every day to rediscover the beauty of the truth of the Christian celebration. . . . as Sacrosanctum Concilium (7) describes it: the Liturgy is the priesthood of Christ, revealed to us and given in his Paschal Mystery, rendered present and active by means of signs addressed to the senses (water, oil, bread, wine, gestures, words), so that the Spirit, plunging us into the Paschal Mystery might transform every dimension of our life, conforming us more and more to Christ” (Pope Francis, Desiderio Desideravi, 21).

In response to Pope Francis’ call for a “serious and dynamic liturgical formation” (ibid, 31), the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions is pleased to present a five-part Lenten series for an exploration of the Mass – “Eucharist: The Work of our Redemption.” We offer this in harmony with the United States Bishops’ campaign for a Eucharistic Revival. We have assembled some of the nation’s most respected theologians and liturgists. They will offer not merely an exploration of the elements of the Mass but will reflect on its rich theology and identify implications for pastoral practice.

The sessions will be offered live each Thursday in Lent at 1:00 PM (Eastern). Each webinar will be 75 minutes in length and will include time for questions and answers. As with our previous series, the sessions will be recorded so that all registered participants may watch it at a convenient time.

For over fifty-three years, liturgical formation has been the mission of the FDLC. Once again, these webinars will be offered free of charge. Please join us and encourage others to do the same.

Feb 23Celebration of the Paschal Mystery: Theological FoundationsDr. James Starke
March 2The Church at Prayer: The Introductory RitesSr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS
March 9Proclamation and Response: The Liturgy of the WordFr. Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap
March 16Joining in the Sacrifice: The Liturgy of the EucharistFr. Matthew Ernest
March 23Glorifying the Lord by Your Life: The Concluding RitesFr. Ajani Gibson

Session I – Celebration of the Paschal Mystery: Theological Foundations (Dr. James Starke; February 23, 2023)

Session II – The Church at Prayer: The Introductory Rites (Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS; March 2, 2023)

Session III – Proclamation and Response: The Liturgy of the Word (Fr. Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap; March 9, 2023)

Session IV – Joining in the Sacrifice: The Liturgy of the Eucharist (Fr. Matthew Ernest; March 16, 2023)

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Since 1970, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has served the clergy and faithful of the dioceses of the United States by providing leadership, scholarship, and resources to aid in the authentic implementation and celebration of the liturgy.