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.
The Season of Advent
The Season of Advent begins Sunday, December 1, 2013. The Federation shares with all its members and friends an Advent Penance Service for those seeking assistance in preparing such service. » ADVENT PENANCE
From October 8 to 11, 2013, 135 members of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions gathered for their annual meeting in Erie, PA. Co-sponsored by the FDLC and the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship, the theme of the meeting was: "The Christian Mystery and the Enduring Value of Sacrosanctum Concilium."
The meeting included a Study Day led by three pre-eminent scholars: Archbishop Piero Marini, Sister Dianne Bergant, CSA and Archbishop Samuel Aquila. Participants also gathered for regional caucuses, business sessions, workshops on music and architecture and celebrations of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. The "Taste of the Region" showcased several delicious food and drink items from throughout the region. Each day, participants had the opportunity to visit with the vendors and their displays.
For detailed information about this meeting, follow this link: MEETING »»
The 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.
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!
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 8½ 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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