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 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,Continue reading “Webinar: The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar”

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,Continue reading “Webinar: The Order of Christian Funerals”

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. AllContinue reading “Webinar: The Book of Blessings”

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 usefulContinue reading “Webinar: The Order of Celebrating Matrimony”

Webinar: Pastoral Care of the Sick

Leticia (Tish) Thornton of the Diocese of Boise explores how the Church’s Pastoral Care of the Sick is a rich resource to provide support, healing, and comfort to the sick and their families. She also highlights and explains the rich pastoral options available for ministers, both lay and ordained, when tending to the sick. HandoutsContinue reading “Webinar: Pastoral Care of the Sick”

Webinar: The Rite of Penance

Fr. Robert Kennedy of the Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., reviews how the sacrament was given a revised and expanded context and liturgical shape after the Second Vatican Council.  Particular attention will be given to the Introduction (Praenotanda) to the rite and the ritual shape for celebrating Penance. Handouts Originally presented Jan. 21, 2021. © FDLCContinue reading “Webinar: The Rite of Penance”