Due to the pandemic, several bishops have delegated pastors to celebrate the rite within parishes.  In an effort to help parish priests and parish staffs, this webinar will examine the history and elements of the Rite of Election and best practices for its celebration. (75 minutes in length; January 19, 2021)

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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 announce a series of webinars which will 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.

Our premiere series will focus on THE LITURGICAL BOOKS.  We will examine each of the Church's official texts -- exploring its structure, contents and its rich pastoral options.




October 21, 2020

Overview: About the Liturgical Books

Rita A. Thiron 

October 28, 2020

The Process of Translation

Fr. Andrew Menke

November 4, 2020

The Roman Missal

Fr. Matthew Ernest

November 11, 2020

The Lectionary for Mass

Fr. Paul Turner

November 18, 2020

The Collection of Masses for the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sr. Sharon Stola

December 2, 2020

Order of Christian Initiation of Adults

Todd Williamson

December 9, 2020

Order of Baptism of Children

Rita A. Thiron

December 16, 2020

Order of Confirmation

Fr. Michael Lewis

January 6, 2021

Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass

Fr. John T. Lane, SSS

January 13, 2021

The Rite of Ordination

Fr. Leon Strieder

January 21, 2021 (Thursday)

The Rite of Penance

Fr. Robert Kennedy

January 27, 2021

The Pastoral Care of the Sick

Leticia Thornton

February 3, 2021

The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

Fr. Thomas Ranzino

February 10, 2021

Book of Blessings

Dr. Patricia Hughes

February 24, 2021

The Order of Christian Funerals

Fr. John Sauer

March 3, 2021

Dedication of a Church and an Altar

Dr. James Starke

March 10, 2021

The Liturgy of the Hours

Christopher Ferraro