Resources: In Time of Pandemic

Here are liturgical resources compiled from around the country and around the world for use in this time of pandemic. If you have something to contribute, please email us.

  • Sacrosanctum Concilium 60th Anniversary Prayer Service
    To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (December 4, 1963 to 2023), the FDLC has prepared a prayer service. It quotes heavily from the Constitution itself, even the intercessory prayers draw from the language of the Sacrosanctum Concilium.
  • Director of Liturgy and Sacraments; St. Francis of Assisi Church (Raleigh, NC)
    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC seeks a full-time Director of Liturgy and Sacraments. The director collaborates with a full-time Director of Music and a full-time Director of Faith Formation to effect meaningful worship and sacramental formation in a contemporary context.
  • Director of Liturgy; Diocese of London (Canada)
    Reporting to the Moderator of the Curia, the Director of Liturgy provides guidance and advice to the Bishop on the guidelines and practices for all liturgical directives and ongoing formation throughout the Diocese of London.
  • FDLC Annual Appeal 2023-2024
    “With Zeal and Patience” SC 19 Dear FDLC Members and Friends, This Federation was founded in 1969 during a momentous period in our Church’s history. Those early years were marked by remarkable scholarship, legendary leadership, and bold change. The liturgical renewal continues to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. The wisdom of the Council Fathers continues to be championed by Popes and applauded by the faithful. The mission of this Federation continues to be the fulfillment of the Council’s vision. Yet again and still, the FDLC seeks to educate and enlighten, to train and teach. As members of diocesan liturgicalContinue reading “FDLC Annual Appeal 2023-2024”
  • Director of Liturgy & Music; IHM Sisters (Monroe, MI)
    The Director of Liturgy and Music is responsible for planning and coordinating all liturgical services which celebrate and strengthen the faith journey of the IHM Sisters…
  • Director of Liturgy and Music; Christ the King Church (Haddonfield, NJ)
    Under the supervision of the Pastor, to encourage full, active, conscious participation of the faithful at parish liturgies by providing musical support for parish celebration, directing Music Ministry, and participating in ongoing liturgy preparation & evaluation.
  • 2023 Advent & Christmas Liturgical Preparation Aid
    Download our free Liturgical Preparation Aid for the Seasons of Advent and Christmas, now available for 2023-2024 (Year B).
  • Director of Music and Liturgy; St. George Catholic Church (Baton Rouge, LA)
    St. George Catholic Church in suburban Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seeks a full-time Director of Music and Liturgy to direct the liturgical prayer of our vibrant parish of 3,400 registered families.
  • Assistant Director for Spiritual Life; St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
    Seeking to foster the vibrancy of faith life at Saint Mary’s College, the Assistant Director for Spiritual Life provides engaging spiritual experiences for students and supports the growth of faith communities on campus.
  • Director of the Office for Worship; Diocese of Cleveland
    Under the direction of the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, the director assists the Bishop in his role as “chief steward of the mysteries of God and the overseer, promoter, and guardian of the liturgical life” of the Church in Cleveland.
  • Director of Liturgy; St. Mary of Vernon (Indian Creek, IL)
    The Director of Liturgy is a member of the Pastoral Staff and is directly responsible to the Pastor. The Director assists the Pastor with overall efforts to ensure parishioners encounter Jesus Christ through prayer, the sacraments, compassionate care, and worship.
  • Prayers for the Synod
    On September 14, the Holy See released prayers for the opening of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 4, 2023).
  • Pastoral Associate Position, Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Lee’s Summit, MO)
    The pastoral associate works in coordination with the Pastor and other parish staff on all Pastoral areas of parish life: coordinates and runs the RCIA; pastoral care to the sick and homebound, evangelization and faith-sharing groups; tribunal advocate; young adult program; end of life programs and funeral planning.
  • The Divine Office Hymnal Webinars
    The Secretariat of Divine Worship and the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions will co-sponsor two, 75-minute webinars on The Divine Office Hymnal on Thursdays, October 19 and 26 at 1:00PM ET.
  • Coordinator of the Office of Liturgy; Diocese of Saginaw
    The coordinator’s principal responsibility is the formation and preparation of liturgical ministers and liturgical committees, specifically, as the coordinator of the work of the Diocesan Worship Commission.
  • Director of Ministerial Formation (School of Theology and Seminary at Saint John’s University; St. Joseph, MN)
    The Director is responsible for curriculum administration, oversight and development of the ministerial formation and field education program of the School of Theology and Seminary.
  • Office Administrator; National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry [NFCYM]
    The Office Administrator is a full-time, exempt team member who reports to the Executive Director. Their role involves efficiently and strategically supporting the day-to-day business, administrative, and financial operations and managing administrative tasks related to two grant-funded initiatives through collaboration with members and stakeholders.
  • Sacred Worship Coordinator; Archdiocese of Detroit
    Assists in carrying out the vision of the Unleash the Gospel pastoral letter as it relates to the understanding and application of the Sacred Liturgy, RCIA (now OCIA) for adults and children, sacramental preparation, and the administration of the rites of the sacraments.
  • Director of Worship; Diocese of San Jose
    The Director of Worship facilitates the worship life of the diocese by coordinating and providing quality prayer and liturgical experiences which help people encounter Jesus; ensures the connection between worship and evangelization; orchestrates the calendar of liturgical celebrations and prayer services to ensure the integrity of the liturgical year. Attention should be given to sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Assistant Secretary for Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns (Archdiocese of Washington, DC)
    The Assistant Secretary for Pastoral Ministry assists the Secretary of Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns in the implementation of all archdiocesan initiatives focused on discipleship.  The Assistant Secretary will supervise the discipleship work team in PMSC, which includes the Offices of Campus Ministry and Young Adults, Family Life, and CYO Inc.
  • Director of Liturgy and Worship; Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondolet (Los Angeles)
    The full time Director of Liturgy and Worship is responsible for promoting liturgy as the heart of the CSJ Mission/charism in our province community and Carondelet Center by providing creative, visionary, and pastoral leadership that animates “full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy.” (SC #14).
  • Regional Directors of Faith Formation and Discipleship and Youth Formation and Discipleship; Diocese of Greensburg (PA)
    The Diocese of Greensburg in Western Pennsylvania is seeking qualified applicants to initiate a new process of Catholic formation and discipleship to build a solid foundation of adult spirituality, Christian discipleship, children’s catechesis, and youth ministry on a regional basis.
  • Director of Music; The Basilica of Saint Mary (Minneapolis, MN)
    The Director of Music will oversee all aspects of the music ministry at the Basilica of Saint Mary—including traditional, contemporary, and world music ensembles for musicians of all ages—and will play an essential role in the implementation of the sacred arts through the maximum use of staff and volunteers who reflect the diversity of our parish’s membership.
  • Liturgical Preparation Aid: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
    This booklet will is one of several resources, website postings, and formation opportunities which the Federation is providing during the Eucharistic Revival.
  • Liturgical Reform of the Mass through the Ages
    Join us for a free three-part webinar series on the history of the Mass with Fr. Gil Ostdiek, OFM, June 19, 21, and 23!
  • Associate Director of Sacred Music (Diocese of Austin; Austin Texas)
    The Diocese of Austin seeks a qualified and dynamic musician who is willing to lead and guide the local community of musicians and clergy in Central Texas.
  • 2023 FDLC National Meeting Registration Now Open!
    Please join us for the fifty-fourth national meeting of diocesan liturgical commissions in Cincinatti, Ohio, October 10-12, 2023!
  • Minister of Music and Liturgy; Sacred Heart Parish (West Des Moines, IA)
    The Minister of Music and Liturgy proclaims the Gospel primarily through the enhancement of the liturgy through the music.
  • Coordinator of Liturgy and Sacraments (St. Francis of Assisi Church; Raleigh, NC)
    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC seeks a Coordinator of Liturgy and Sacraments. This parish of 5700 households has a full-time Director of Liturgy and Music and seeks someone as a full-time associate to implement the liturgical vision of the parish steeped in a post-conciliar worldview.
  • Program Coordinator, Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach (Archdiocese of Washington)
    The Program Coordinator of the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach will be responsible to support increasing the vitality of the cultural diversity of the Archdiocese of Washington.
  • Director of Worship, Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish (Ankeny, IA)
    Large suburban parish is seeking a full-time Director of Worship. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or training in planning Catholic worship for the Church’s Liturgical Year as well as a working knowledge of Sacred Music, both choral and congregational. This individual must be skilled at interpersonal relationships with experience and knowledge to deal effectively with a variety of situations and personalities.
  • Music Director; Saint Ambrose Cathedral, Diocese of Des Moines
    St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa, is seeking a full-time and well-qualified Director of Music and Worship. The Cathedral parish, a multi-cultural community, would welcome applicants who could blend the talents of many lands. Applicants are required to demonstrate high keyboard proficiency, working knowledge of Sacred Music, both choral and congregational, and experience in coordinating worship for the Church’s Liturgical Year. Music Weddings Funerals Other Duties Qualifications Include: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references, as well as an audio or video recording of yourself playing and singing a hymn of your choice to: [email protected]
  • Liturgical Preparation Aid for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season 2023 (Year A)
    FDLC is pleased to offer this collection of free resources to assist in your parish and diocesan preparations for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season in both English and Spanish.
  • Associate Director of Worship, Diocese of St. Petersburg
    With the Director, the Associate Director is a is resource person to the Bishop, pastors, pastoral staff, parishes, schools and other diocesan entities regarding the celebration of Catholic liturgy & rituals within the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
  • Music Director, Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (San Francisco, CA)
    Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco, CA is seeking a 2/3 time (25 hr. work week) Music Director to join our dynamic parish community. The Music Director, with the direction from the Pastor, is responsible for planning and coordinating a comprehensive parish music program. The goal of the Music Director is to help parishioners nurture a love and devotion to their Catholic faith and identity through music.
  • Diocesan Director of Worship/Liturgy, Diocese of Lexington
    The Catholic Diocese of Lexington is seeking a Diocesan Director of Worship/Liturgy.
  • Resources on the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
    FDLC joins in prayer for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who passed into eternal life on December 31 at 9:34 AM (Rome Time) at Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City. May he rest in peace. Well done, good and faithful servant.
  • Eucharist: The Work of Our Redemption
    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.”
  • Sunday of the Word of God 2023 Resources
    On September 30, 2019, on the liturgical memorial of St. Jerome, Pope Francis announced that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time would be celebrated as the Sunday of the Word of God. This year it will fall on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
  • Campus Minister for Vibrant Worship, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
    The Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University is seeking a disciple to join our team in the ministry of Campus Minister for Vibrant Worship.
  • Annual Appeal 2022-2023
    “With thankfulness in our hearts to God” Colossians 3:16 Dear FDLC Members and Friends, This Federation was founded in 1969 during a momentous period in our Church’s history. Those early years were marked by remarkable scholarship, legendary leadership, and bold change. The liturgical renewal continues to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. The wisdom of the Council Fathers continues to be championed by Popes and applauded by the faithful. The mission of this Federation continues to be the fulfillment of the Council’s vision. Yet again and still, the FDLC seeks to educate and enlighten, to train and teach. As membersContinue reading “Annual Appeal 2022-2023”
  • 2022 Advent & Christmas Liturgical Preparation Aid
    Our free, seasonal booklet to help prepare liturgies during the Advent and Christmas seasons is now available.
  • OCIA/RICA Webinar Handouts
    Week 1 (English) Week 1 (Spanish) Week 2 (English) Week 2 (Spanish) Week 5 (English) Week 5 (Spanish)
  • RICA Serie de Seminarios web – Español
    La FederaciĂłn de Comisiones LitĂşrgicas Diocesanas (FDLC) lo invita a unirse a nuestra prĂłxima serie GRATUITA sobre el Rito de IniciaciĂłn Cristiana de Adultos (RICA) empezando en septiembre de 2022 y culminado en febrero de 2023.
  • OCIA Webinar Series – English
    The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions invites you to join our upcoming FREE series on the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) September 2022 – February 2023!
  • New Apostolic Letter: Desiderio Desideravi
    On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the Holy Father has released a new Apostolic Letter, Desiderio Desideravi, on the liturgical formation of the People of God.  Its title is drawn from Luke 22:15 – “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”
  • Bulletin Shorts Series
    A free resource for your parish aimed at helping the faithful and catechumens delve into the Sunday Scriptures and wrestle with Christian life.
  • Prayers for the Community of Uvalde
    Heavenly Father, You are the source of life and the seat of all wisdom…
  • Liturgy Preparation Aid
    Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 19, 2022 On June 19, 2022, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launches a Eucharistic Revival initiative. Over the next several years, the dioceses of the USA will recommit ourselves to our Eucharistic identity and will reaffirm our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. We believe that the best way to increase faith in the eucharist is the full and authentic celebration of the Mass – the source and summit of ourContinue reading “Liturgy Preparation Aid”
  • Optional Text for Good Friday Solemn Intercession: For Peace in Ukraine
    The Roman Missal states that “in a situation of grave public need, the Diocesan Bishop may permit or order the addition of a special intention” (Roman Missal, The Passion of the Lord, no. 13) in addition to the ten solemn intercessions which are provided for the Good Friday Liturgy. Sample (Austria Bishops Conference): (Translations courtesy of Fr. Michael Lewis and Fr. Ivan Montelongo, Diocese of El Paso. Music engraved by Peter Kolar.) Sample (Diocese of Albany):
  • Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary: March 25, 2022
    Pope Francis has invited all the Bishops of the world and their local Churches to participate in an Act of Consecration on March 25 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  “…I intend to carry out a solemn Act of Consecration of humanity, and Russia and Ukraine in particular, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Since it is fitting that we should invoke peace with our hearts renewed by God’s forgiveness, the Act of Consecration will take place within a Celebration of Penance to be held in Saint Peter’s Basilica at 5:00 p.m., Rome time. The Act itself will take placeContinue reading “Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary: March 25, 2022”
  • A Prayer for Ukraine
    Heavenly Father,From age to age, you have never failed come to the aid of your people.Bless and protect the people of Ukraine. For those who have fled from their homes, give them comfort and shelter.For those who have stayed to fight, give them courage in battle.For those who have lost homes and livelihoods from missile attacks, give them aid and the strength to rebuild.For those who worship in the streets and in underground shelters, hear their prayers and calm their fears.For those who have died, welcome them to the warmth of your embrace. Make your presence knownin all the leadersContinue reading “A Prayer for Ukraine”
  • Director, Office of Worship, Diocese of San Bernardino
    The Diocese of San Bernardino is a vibrant and diverse community of Roman Catholic Believers committed to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all we encounter. We are guided by the core values of hospitality, collaboration, faith sharing and reconciliation. Through the impact of the Gospel, we seek to fill lives with hope.
  • Prayer & Liturgical Resources for Peace
    Prayer for Peace by Pope Francis, Suggested Mass Texts, Sample Intercessions, and Music Suggestions
  • Liturgical Preparation Aid: Lent, Triduum, and Easter 2022
    The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions is pleased, once again, to provide resources to aid in your preparations for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season.
  • Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week Celebrates 60 Years
    Congratulations to our friends and colleagues in Regions Ten and Thirteen who have just completed their 60th Annual Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week!  The Church of the United States has been blessed by their six decades of tireless dedication to liturgical formation.
  • Sunday of the Word of God 2022 Free Resources
    On September 30, 2019, on the liturgical memorial of St. Jerome, Pope Francis announced that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time would be celebrated as the Sunday of the Word of God. This year it will fall on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
  • 2021 Advent and Christmas preparation aid now available
    Our free, seasonal booklet to help prepare liturgies during the Advent and Christmas seasons is now available in English and Spanish. Feel free to share it among your parishes and schools.
  • OCIA: What’s New? What’s Not? What’s Next?
    Please join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, December 15 at 1:00p (Eastern).
  • FDLC Annual Appeal 2021–2022
    “All things work together for good.”  As we celebrate this time of harvest and thanksgiving, we are grateful for all the things that have worked together in the past months for goodness in our world. Through the difficulty of the pandemic, good people have worked together to bring light and hope to a world sometimes masked in darkness and despair. A donation to the 2021–2022 FDLC Annual Appeal allows the accomplishments of the Federation to continue.
  • Decree clarifies role of Bishops’ conferences in liturgical translations
    A new decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship aims at highlighting the responsibilities of bishops’ conferences in the “great task” of completing the complex project of translating the Latin liturgical texts into vernacular languages.
  • Synodal Process Resources
    On October 11, the Church celebrated the memorial of Saint John XXIII, Pope. This date was chosen since it is the day on which he opened the Second Vatican Council in 1962. Nearly sixty years hence and not unlike Saint John XXIII, Pope Francis is calling forth the voices of the Church.
  • Resources for Children and the Domestic Church
    Resources for helping families, children pray and stay engaged in the liturgy during the pandemic.
  • USCCB and Diocesan Responses and Resources
    Pandemic resources collected from the USCCB and various dioceses in the United States.
  • Catholic Devotions
    Devotional resources for use during the pandemic.
  • Music Resources
    Music resources from publishers of sacred music and dioceses for use in time of pandemic.
  • V Encuentro Resources
    The National V Encuentro Team has compiled a list of resources meant to assist Hispanic/Latino pastoral ministers, parents, and Catholics.
  • Seasonal Resources
    Resources related to the liturgical seasons for use in time of pandemic.
  • The Fredrick R. McManus Award
    Recognizes an individual who or organization which has made significant contributions to furthering the liturgical renewal in the United States. Awarded annually at the FDLC National Meeting. 
  • The Alleluia Award
    Honors a current member who serves in a Diocesan Office of Worship or on a Diocesan Liturgical Commission who has “served the Federation with distinction, and generously shared his/her skills, wisdom, and resources in order to promote sound liturgical practice and to advance the liturgical renewal.”  Awarded annually at the FDLC National Meeting.
  • The Tabat Scholarship
    A $1000 scholarship awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a graduate degree in Liturgical Studies or related field. Applications must be received before June 1 each year.
  • Miguel Arias Scholarship
    Provides annual grants to Spanish-speaking individuals with the hope that they will minister to the faithful in Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Applications are accepted from February 1 to March 31 each year. 
  • The Forum Legacy Grant
    Provides annual grants to diocesan worship and/or catechetical offices in the United States and Canada to subsidize diocesan-sponsored formation programs for those responsible for Christian initiation in parishes.
  • 2021 San Diego
    After two long years of planning, members gathered at our 52nd national meeting in the lovely Diocese of San Diego. Over 125 persons were in attendance and 67 participated virtually. The meeting focused on the Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar. The presentations and workshops drew their inspiration from the multifaceted Prayer of Dedication.
  • Free Resource: A Novena in Time of Covid
    The FDLC has prepared a simple novena which may be used in communal or private prayer.
  • New liturgical texts for Blessed Michael McGivney
    On August 5, Archbishop Leonard Blair, chair of the BCDW, distributed new liturgical texts for Blessed Michael McGivney to the Bishops of the United States.
  • Resources for understanding Traditionis Custodes
    To better understand Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, “On the Use of the Roman Liturgy prior to the Reform of 1970,” it might be helpful to read previous papal documents.
  • Resources for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
    Remarkably, the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is only two months away. Appropriately, this solemn day should be marked with prayer. The Federation is pleased to offer you a 22-page resource which will aid your preparations.
  • Liturgical calendar updates for July
    On June 3, 2016, Pope Francis raised the rank of the Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene to a feast. And on January 26, 2021, the Holy Father inscribed the new obligatory memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus (on the same day that was inscribed for St. Martha alone).
  • 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: A Practical Guide to the Calendar
    Fr. Christopher Seibt of the Diocese of Syracuse asks: How does the whole mystery of Christ unfold through the cycle of the liturgical year? What is the order of importance of liturgical days? What is the difference between the General Calendar and particular calendars? How does the liturgical calendar affect liturgical celebrations? These and other questions will be answered as the practical aspects of the liturgical year set forth in the Calendar are examined.  
  • Webinar: The Commemoration of the Saints
    Fr. Bruce Cinquegrani of the Diocese of Memphis engages participants in an overview of the theology of the veneration of the saints, a review of the general history of the sanctoral celebrations, and an examination of the principles behind the shaping of the current sanctoral calendar in the Roman Rite. It gives specific attention to the actual liturgical texts that comprise the celebrations for the saints.
  • Webinar: Solemnities, Feasts and Memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Fr. James Marcus McFadin of the Diocese of El Paso examines the history, the texts, and the rich theology of the solemnities, feasts, and memorials which commemorate Mary’s role in salvation history.
  • Webinar: Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord
    Sr. Sharon McMillan, SNDdeN of Santa Clara University focuses on the four Solemnities of the Lord in the Western Church: Holy Trinity, the Body and Blood of Christ, Sacred Heart, and Christ the King. Specific aspects include the historical and theological development of each, reform after the Second Vatican Council, an exploration of the orations and readings, and attention to contemporary pastoral issues. A much briefer presentation follows on the Feasts of the Lord common to all the liturgical families: the Presentation, Transfiguration, and Holy Cross.
  • Webinar: Ordinary Time
    Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S of the Athanaeum of Ohio and the University of Dayton observes that Ordinary Time is often thought of as the “orphan” of the liturgical seasons, outshined by the joy and glory of the festal seasons. Yet, it is hardly “ordinary” but truly “extraordinary.” It is our time to walk with Jesus through a gospel, learning what our baptismal living is all about. Ordinary Time is challenging, inspiring, rewarding. 
  • Webinar: The Easter Season
    Dr. Steve Janco of Alverno College in Milwaukee observes that the so-called “Masses for the Neophytes,” are the Sundays of the Easter Season. Especially on those days, we reflect on the sacraments of initiation just received by the neophytes and on our own sacramental  journey. Join us as we examine this joyful “week of weeks” and reflect upon its deep theology, its rich history, and the readings which remind all of us of our duty to be witnesses to the Resurrection.
  • New edition of ritual book for ordinations approved
    The new edition of The Ordination of Bishops, of Priests and of Deacons, the English translation of De Ordinatione episcopi, presbyterorum, et diaconorum, editio typica altera has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. The use of this translation will be obligatory in the dioceses of the United States beginning November 28, 2021.
  • Webinar: The Triduum
    Msgr. Rick Hilgartner of the Archdiocese of Baltimore explores the rich history of the Sacred Paschal Triduum, the deep theology of its symbols and rituals, and best practices for its celebration.
  • Webinar: Lent and Holy Week
    Rita Thiron, the executive director of FDLC, notes that many associate Lent only with the traditional penitential disciplines. But this session will examine the historical development of this season, the rich orations of its liturgies, and the readings which have been assigned since ancient times. In addition, we will recognize how the Elect prepare for the Easter Sacraments and how the faithful accompany them as we continue our own baptismal journey.
  • Pope approves 7 new invocations to Litany of St. Joseph
    The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Saturday introduced 7 new invocations to the litany in honour of St. Joseph. The initiative comes during the Year of St. Joseph which Pope Francis declared from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021.
  • Webinar: Advent and Christmas
    Fr. Dustin Dought of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., examines some of the prayer texts and Scriptures of the Roman Missal and the Liturgy of the Hours for Christmas and Epiphany, as well as some sermons of Pope St. Leo the Great, exploring the mystery into which we enter through these liturgical celebrations. We’ll also briefly examine the season of Advent, both as a season of preparation for Christmas Time and as a season of entrance into the mystery of the Lord’s Coming.
  • 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: History and Theology of the Liturgical Year
    Dr. James Starke of the Diocese of Arlington asks: How did our liturgical year develop?  Did we always celebrate Christmas?  What are the origins of Lent?  What are “idea feasts?” When were saints’ days added?  These and other questions will be answered as we explore the fascinating development of our liturgical year.
  • 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: The Liturgy of the Hours
    Christopher Ferraro of the Diocese of Rockville Centre mines the riches of this ancient liturgical prayer, where Christ “continues his priestly work through the agency of his Church.” The history of the Divine Office is also unpacked, and its theology explored.   Handouts Originally presented Mar. 10, 2021. © FDLC 2021. All rights reserved
  • Webinar: The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar
    Dr. James Starke of the Diocese of Arlington examines the beautiful rituals surrounding the dedication and blessing of our places of worship. Each chapter addresses various pastoral scenarios, including the laying of a foundation stone, the dedication of a new church, the dedication of a church that has been restored and is already in use, the dedication of an altar, and various blessings of worship spaces and items used for worship.   Handouts Originally presented Mar. 3, 2021. © FDLC 2021. All rights reserved
  • Webinar: The Order of Christian Funerals
    Fr. John Sauer of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minn., explores how the rites of Christian burial — the Vigil and related rites, the Funeral Liturgy, and the Rite of Committal — are stational in nature. He also outlines the rich variety of prayers and readings available for various pastoral circumstances. Handouts Originally presented Feb. 24, 2021. © FDLC 2021. All rights reserved
  • Webinar: The Book of Blessings
    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. All rights reserved
  • A change to the concluding doxology of the orations
    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.”
  • Webinar: The Order of Celebrating Matrimony
    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 useful appendices. Handouts Originally presented Feb. 3, 2021. © FDLC 2021. All rights reserved

Top photo: Father Michal Sajnog, the pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish in Chaptico, Maryland, gives Communion to a woman on a Pentecost Sunday Mass celebrated there on May 31, 2021, as the St. Mary’s County parish resumed its weekend Masses after public Masses had been suspended in the Archdiocese of Washington since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Andrew Biraj/Catholic Standard