Formation

For over fifty-one years, liturgical formation has been an integral part of the mission of the FDLC.  From the days of mimeographed sheets to printed publications, from nationwide workshops to today’s online offerings, the Federation has served the Church of the United States with sound scholarship and trusted resources. We are delighted to announce a series of webinars which will feature expert presenters, online chats, and downloadable handouts. We know that this will be so beneficial to your parishes, schools, and formation programs, that we are offering these series for FREE.


Webinar Series: The Liturgical Year

This free webinar series will examine the various seasons and days of the Liturgical Year — their history, theology, euchology, and cursus of readings.

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 Series: The Liturgical Books

Liturgy experts from around the country lead this free webinar series examining each of the Church’s official texts, exploring their structure, contents and rich pastoral options.

Webinar: Rite of Election

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.