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Welcome

Welcome to the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions representing Roman Catholic Diocesan Offices of Worship and Liturgical Commissions throughout the United States and supporting the liturgical apostolate.

National Meeting 2014

The National Meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions is scheduled for October 1 through 3, 2014. Co-sponsored by the FDLC and the Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship, this event will include a consultation on the USCCB's National Statues on the Catechumenate. More information will be available soon! See this flyer for preliminary information and featured speakers.

    To see the topics of previous National Meetings, visit this link.
    To see news from last year's meeting held in Erie, PA, visit this link.

The Season of Lent & Easter

We are please to share this thirty-four page preparation aid for Lent, the Sacred Paaschal Triduum, and the Easter Season prepared by Rita A. Thiron, Executive Director of the Federation. It includes a Lenten Reconciliation Service, answers to frequently asked questions, a Liturgical calendar for the Seasons, an overview of the Lectionary for Mass and additional links to resources from the USCCB. Follow this link to the PDF document: LENTEN RESOURCE

The Forum Legacy Grant Program

Due to financial constraints, the Forum ceased operations in June 2013.  So that the mission of providing ongoing formation for leaders in Christian initiation may continue, the Board of Directors of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate entrusted its remaining funds to the FDLC  for the establishment of the Forum Legacy Grant Program (FLGP). The FLGP will provide annual grants to diocesan worship and/or catechetical offices in the United States and Canada to subsidize diocesan-sponsored formation programs for those responsible for Christian initiation in parishes. For more information, follow this link: GRANTS.

Supporting the Federation through the Annual Appeal

To further this mission we need your help. The success of the FDLC relies not only on the dues of member dioceses, but also on your generous support.
    If you are able, would you prayerfully consider making a gift of $50.00 or more to the 2013-2014 FDLC Annual Fund? Your gift will ensure that the FDLC may continue to support you and the needs of diocesan worship offices, diocesan liturgical commissions, bishops, priests, and countless liturgical ministers. More information ... ANNUAL APPEAL (.pdf)

The 2013 McManus Award

2013 McManus Award

On Friday, October 11, 2013 the Federation awarded its prestigious Frederick R. McManus Award to Father Paul Turner. Father Turner is a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and a noted scholar on the liturgy.

He is past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a prolific writer of books and articles. This award particularly recognized his outstanding contributions to dioceses, presbyterates, and parishes, as they prepared for the new English translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal. MORE »»

Director of Worship Certification

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service (formerly the USCCB Commission on Certification and Accredidation) has approved the certification standards and procedures of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commission, as a member of the Alliance for Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers for Director of Worship through 2018.

The USCCB Subcommittee national office is located at 3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 (202-541-3154). For more information go to: USCCB Certification.

To learn more about the certification process, the application and other forms, visit the "How Do I Get Certified?" page on the Alliance for Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers.

Liturgical Catechesis

The Federation website has many resources to assist in Liturgical Catechesis. Visit our Liturgical Catechesis section for more information. CATECHESIS »»

Members of the Federation have written reflections on the texts of the third edition of the Roman Missal. Click on the photo below to learn more!

Mystagogical Reflections on the Collects of the Roman Missal, Third Edition

Publications

As well as books, CD ROM's, and workshop kits aimed for (arch)diocesan and parish liturgical leadership the FDLC also offers pamphlets, popular liturgical catechetical materials in the form of an 8 x 11 sheet that some parishes distribute with the Sunday parish bulletin. Designed for the general reader, these sets of handouts provide an economical way to catechize parishioners. Download an Adobe Acrobat reader (pdf) file of the particular topic you want to use and print the number of copies you need or order a set of originals to be photocopied. For more information visit our PUBLICATIONS section.

 


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