2023 Advent & Christmas Liturgical Preparation Aid

Please see the link above for our free Liturgical Preparation Aid for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  It contains:

  • A full presider’s text for The Order of Reconciling Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution  (drawn from the revised Order of Penance, effective April 16, 2023)
  • Readings
  • A list of alternate readings
  • Sample Penances
  • Music Suggestions
  • A Liturgical Year Calendar Advisory for Year B
  • The Lectionary for Mass – citations for the readings for the Sundays and Solemnities of these seasons
  • Proclamation of the Birth of Christ  (to be sung before the Mass during the Night)
  • Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts  (to be sung on Epiphany)
  • O Antiphons

We are grateful to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB); the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), and to the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) for their generous permissions to use their copyrighted material and to offer this resource to you free of charge.  

Published by FDLC

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.