Chairs and Secretaries of diocesan liturgical commissions meet in conjunction with the Liturgical Weeks sponsored by the Liturgical Conference
The BCL convenes a meeting of Diocesan Liturgical Commission personnel in Chicago in order to prepare for the Ordo Missae. An “Advisory Committee to the BCL” is established, made up of representatives from each of the twelve regions of the USA.
The Advisory Commission becomes a “Federation of Commissions.” The BCL conducts an election among the chairs and secretaries of the diocesan commissions in the USA, electing two from each region. They meet for the first time in Pittsburgh and become the charter members of the Board of Directors.
The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions was formally established in El Paso and a Constitution and Bylaws were adopted (patterned upon the Southwest Liturgical Conference). The first officers are elected.
Office established in Pevely, Missouri; first Executive Secretary hired
National Office moved to Chicago, Illinois
Development of Offices of Worship across the country; a self-study was conducted on the structure of the FDLC
Professional consultant leads board meeting and by June 1978 an ad-hoc committee restyles the Board meetings and restructures the FDLC in terms of “regions.” Members of the Board have responsibilities both as Board members and regional representatives. The report was adopted “in substance” at the 1978 Panama City National Meeting.
Several more modifications to Bylaws and Constitution; formally adopted at National Meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. Board votes to move National Office to Washington, DC.
Federation conducts major study on the Eucharist in its revised form, entitled The Mystery of Faith; submitted to the BCL in September 1982.
July 1, 1982
FDLC legally incorporated in Washington, DC. The Articles of Incorporation were derived from the FDLC Constitution.
Revised Bylaws approved by the Board; additional changes at New Orleans meeting
Board of Directors unanimously approves revisions to the Bylaws at a meeting in Chicago
Liturgical Week - Portland 1967
Father Frederick McManus & Father Godfrey Diekmann, OSB