Public Resources

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.

Revised Order of Penance (2023)

The first use for the newly revised Order of Penance will be permitted on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023.  Mandatory use will be the Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy), April 16, 2023. Resources Cards for the Confessional or Catechesis The following are available as FREE downloads and may be reproduced at the parish on card stock or paper. (Resource design compliments of Barry Mudd of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Region Five.) Other Resources (The following free resources are compliments of Rev. Christopher Seibt of the Diocese of Syracuse, Region Two.) FDLC / USCCB Webinar on the Revised Order of Penance…

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.

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.

Eucharistic Revival Resources

“The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the Bishops of the United States to inspire and prepare the People of God to be formed, healed, converted, united, and sent out to a hurting and hungry world through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Catholic faith. The Revival officially launched in June 2022, and its milestone event will be a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN, from July 17-21, 2024.” (USCCB) Last Updated: 5/8/23 FDLC Resources Resources on Restoration of the Cup Many dioceses already have or are just…

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.

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 our…

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 place…

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.

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: 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.

Year of Saint Joseph 2021

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.

Public Resource Archive

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