Formation

For over fifty-one years, liturgical formation has been an integral part of the mission of the FDLC.  From the days of mimeographed sheets to printed publications, from nationwide workshops to today's online offerings, the Federation has served the Church of the United States with sound scholarship and trusted resources.  We are delighted to provide webinar formation series which feature expert presenters, online chats, and downloadable handouts. We know that this will be so beneficial to your parishes, schools, and formation programs, that we are offering this premiere series for FREE.

Who should register?  Our intended audience is any student of the Liturgy -- seminarians, deacon candidates, undergraduate students, parish worship commissions, musicians, youth ministers, catechists, and more!  All are welcome!  Since these are just 75 minutes in length, you might consider offering each webinar as a foundation for a parish staff meeting or a school faculty meeting.  Make it part of a deacon formation program or a seminary elective. Add it as part of your parish adult education series or as training for your liturgical ministers.

Please join us Wednesdays, April 21 to June 23, at 1pm ET when we will examine the various seasons and days of the Liturgical Year – their history, theology, euchology, and cursus of readings.

Series Schedule - Wednesdays,1:00pm ET:
  • April 21: History and Theology of the Liturgical Year (Dr. James Starke)
  • April 28: Advent and Christmas (Rev. Dustin Dought)
  • May 5: Lent and Holy Week (Rita A. Thiron)
  • May 12: Triduum (Msgr. Rick Hilgartner)
  • May 19: Easter Season (Dr. Steve Janco)
  • May 26: Ordinary Time  (Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S)
  • June 2: Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord  (Sr. Sharon McMillan, SSND)
  • June 9: Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (Rev. James Marcus McFadin)
  • June 16: Commemoration of Saints  (Dr. Bruce Cinquegrani)
  • June 23: A Practical Guide to the Calendar  (Rev. Christopher Seibt)