Public Resources

ADVENT-CHRISTMAS SEASONAL PREPARATION AID 2020 (YEAR B):  ENGLISH | SPANISH

This resource includes:

  • Information regarding preparing liturgies during the pandemic
  • Handouts which you might provide for families and the homebound (about the Advent Season, the Advent Wreath, and the Jesse Tree)
  • Full text for a Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution (to be used in regions where permissible) including Readings, Alternative Readings, Sample Penances, & Music Suggestions
  • The Liturgical Year Calendar Advisory                                                                     
  • Lectionary Readings for Sundays and Solemnities (Year B)                                                                           
  • The Proclamation of the Birth of Christ   (to be sung before Mass)
  • Proclamation of the Date of Easter (to be sung on the Solemnity of the Epiphany)
  • The O Antiphons (December 17-24)
  • Information about the FDLC                                

'KEEP IN MIND': Prayers & Practices for Remembering the Dead During the Month of November (2020)

This resource includes: 
  • An introduction
  • About the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
  • Lectionary citations for the Masses for the Dead
  • Announcement from the Vatican regarding the Extension of November indulgences for the Dead
  • A Reminder about the Mass in a Time of Pandemic
  • Praying the psalms
  • Select Prayers from the Order of Christian Funerals
  • Best Practices for Parishes – Remembering the Dead in a  time of Covid
  • Music Suggestions
  • A prayer for those who have died from Covid-19

You have permission to share this resource with your parishes and constituent groups  (including the prayer on page 11).


Toward an End to Racism Resources


Sunday of the Word of God Resource


Past Liturgical Planning Aids

LITURGY PLANNING AID FOR THE GREAT NINETY DAYS (2020): ENGLISH  |  ESPAÑOL

Once again, the FDLC offers a liturgical preparation aid for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season.

The document contains:

  • A full presider’s text for the “Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution”
  • Sample Music Suggestions
  • Sample Penances
  • A Liturgical Year Calendar Advisory
  • Frequently-asked Questions and Their Answers
  • A summary of the Lectionary readings for Sundays and Solemnities
  • Preparation sheets for the Rites belonging to the Period of Purification and Enlightenment
  • Preparation sheet for Palm Sunday
  • Preparation sheets for the Sacred Paschal Triduum
  • An Order of Service for Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday evening

Many thanks to the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (USCCB-CCD) and to the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) for their kind permission to share copyrighted material.


Planning Sheets

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer and a Eucharistic Liturgy

Mid-Day Prayer 

Evening Prayer and a Eucharistic Liturgy

Preparation of Mass

The Order of Mass

Liturgical Ministers

A Celebration of the Word

A Penance Service for Advent 2013

A Liturgy Preparation Aid for the Seasons of Advent and Christmas 2014

A Liturgy Preparation Aid for Lent, The Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season 2014

A Liturgy Preparation Aid for Lent, The Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season 2015

Service of the Light/Lucernarium


Prayer Services and Intercessions

For Immigrants, Migrants, and National Unity

"In Every Age, O Lord, You Have Been Our Refuge" - Liturgies and Prayers in Response to Recent Events (August 2018): ENGLISH  |  ESPAÑOL


Year of Mercy (2016-2017) Resource Archive

Part I: Introduction to Year of Mercy

Part II: Holy Door

Part III: A Liturgy Preparation Aid for the Seasons of Advent and Christmas

Official Rites for the Opening of the Holy Door and the Closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Part IV: A Liturgy Preparation Aid for Lent, Triduum, and the Easter Season

First - Fourth Sunday of Advent

Works of Mercy - Prayer Cards

Weeks 14-22, July and August

Weeks 14-22, July and August (Abbreviated)

Weeks 23-30, September and Mid-October

Weeks 23-30, September and Mid-October (Abbreviated)

Weeks 31-CTK, Mid-October and November

Contrition and Conversion | Spanish

Examining Your Conscience | Spanish

How to Celebrate the Sacrament of Penance | Spanish

Lent and Reconciliation | Spanish

Some Thoughts about Sin | Spanish

Why Do I Have to Tell My Sins to a Priest? | Spanish

Praying in Summer I: The Love of the Shepherd

For more information, please see the following site: http://www.dio.org/worship/mercy-jubilee.html