With input from experts in liturgy from across the country, FDLC offers publications and resources to aid in the authentic implementation and celebration of the liturgy. They can assist parish staffs and diocesan commissions in training liturgical ministers, preparing parish and diocesan liturgies, and authentically celebrating the sacramental rites.
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.”
A free resource for your parish aimed at helping the faithful and catechumens delve into the Sunday Scriptures and wrestle with Christian life.
You are the source of life and the seat of all wisdom…
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”
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):
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”
Prayer for Peace by Pope Francis, Suggested Mass Texts, Sample Intercessions, and Music Suggestions
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.
An archive of previously released resources from FDLC, including “Toward an End to Racism;” Liturgy Planning Sheets; “For Immigrants, Migrants, and National Unity;” Liturgies and Prayers in Response to Recent Events (August 2018), and Year of Mercy (2016–2017) Resources