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November 2020

Dear FDLC Members and Friends,

This Federation was founded in 1969 during a momentous period in our Church’s history. Those early years were marked by remarkable scholarship, legendary leadership, and bold change. The liturgical renewal continues to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. The wisdom of the Council Fathers continues to be championed by popes and applauded by the faithful.   The mission of this Federation continues to be the fulfillment of the Council’s vision.

Yet again and still, the FDLC seeks to educate and enlighten, to train and teach.  As members of diocesan liturgical commissions, as directors of offices of worship, as academics, and as parish leaders, we strive to promote sound liturgical praxis and to form competent liturgical ministers.  Though our national meetings, workshops, publications, resources, seasonal planning aids, and consultations, FDLC serves you so that you may serve others.

This year, as the world is crippled by a pandemic, the Federation is profoundly aware of the need to provide formation in creative ways and at reasonable costs. With your help, we continue to operate on a very tight budget while providing free online training and resources to countless ministers across the country.  For example, our free, weekly online webinar series on the liturgical books has drawn over 1200 participants each week!

Please consider a donation to the 2020-2021 FDLC Annual Appeal. Whether you choose to make FDLC one of your primary charitable contributions this year or if you can only share a portion of your financial gifts, we welcome your participation in our mission.  Please complete the attached form and return it to FDLC with your check.  If your contribution is postmarked by December 31, it can be considered as a 2020 tax deduction. 

Thank you in advance for your generous support.  May God continue to bless you and those whom you serve through your ministry!

Sincerely in Christ,

Rita A. Thiron, Executive Director
Rev. Michael Balash, Annual Appeal Co-Chair
Ms. Laura Bertone, Annual Appeal Co-Chair