Advent and Christmas
FDLC Liturgical Preparation Aid 2023 – Year B (Free Download; English & Spanish)
FDLC Liturgical Preparation Aid 2022 – Year A (Free Download; English & Spanish)
▶️ Advent and Christmas Webinar (Liturgical Year Series, 2021-22; Fr. Dustin Dought)
Lent, Triduum, and Easter
FDLC is pleased to offer free resources to assist in your parish and diocesan preparations for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season.
- Article: Helping Your Deacon, Priest, or Cantor Learn the Exsultet (Richard Clark, Archdiocese of Boston)
- ▶️ 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. Originally presented May 5, 2021
- ▶️ 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. Originally presented May 12, 2021
- ▶️ 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. Originally presented May 19, 2021
Sunday of the Word of God
(3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday of the Word 2023 Resources (Free Download; English & Spanish)
Remembering the Dead
Resources for November 2020 — In countless cultures around the world, traditions honor those who have died. This is particularly prevalent in the month of November. This year, let us be even more attentive to prayer. Let us be mindful of the power of the liturgy to transform the lives of those who participate in it. Let us draw from our rich treasury of orations and Scripture in order to give comfort to our people. Most of all, let us commend the Dead to the merciful embrace of almighty God.
Published by FDLC
Since 1970, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has served the clergy and faithful of the dioceses of the United States by providing leadership, scholarship, and resources to aid in the authentic implementation and celebration of the liturgy.