Liturgy Training Publications
If you have pre-ordered we ask that you please pick-up the order on Wednesday November 4 or Thursday November 5 unless you already made arrangements to have the orders mailed to you. If you have not placed an order you can disregard this email. If you are unable to come, please send another parish volunteers. Due to the current pandemic, there are several health and safety protocols for picking up your book. Please read the following carefully as there are updates and the times of pick-up have changed slightly.
- Come to the West Wing entrance to pick-up your order. It is the back of the building, directly behind the front of the Cardinal Rigali Center. The entrance is directly across from the old powerhouse/Reclamation Center. You will enter the double doors through the porch.
- As you enter the lobby, you must have on a mask to enter our building and it must remain on while you are in the facility. Please bring a mask with you.
- There will be a volunteer to collect a health form and take your temperature BEFORE you will be allowed to pick-up your books. Attached is the health form, you can bring with you filled out or we will have those provided
- You will proceed to the Fleur de Lis to pick up your books as usual. We will have carts available to take the books to your car.
- Following are the updated pick-up times
Wednesday November 4th 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday November 5th 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
We appreciate your patience during this time and thank you for everything. We will do our best to get you in an out as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for picking up your orders as we do not have the space to store the orders not picked up.
Materials must be picked up at the Cardinal Rigali Center in the Fleur de Lis room only during the times listed above and all orders must be picked up on one of these two dates. It would be most convenient for you to park near the West Wing entrance; the backside of the building across from the old power plant. The double doors to the West Wing will be unlocked on these two days, during the times above. Carts will be available for you to transport your books to your car. The West Wing entrance is not the front entrance. If you come in the front entrance you will have to use several sets of stairs to load your books into your car.
We ask that you, or a representative, pick-up your materials during one of these times. Anyone from the parish can pick up your materials. Because of the size of this order, we don’t have the storage space large enough to keep these orders after the pick-up dates. All materials must be picked up. Any books shipped will have a minimum $20.00 shipping charge added to the cost of the order. The books and materials will not be ready prior to these dates as we have scheduled a specific date for delivery and need time to sort everyone’s orders.
Checks can be made to the Office of Sacred Worship and can be brought when picking up the books or mailed to: Office of Sacred Worship, Attn: Amy Buehrle 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63120. Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Advent-Christmas Preparation Aid
The annual seasonal preparation aid is complete and can be found here.
- Information regarding preparing liturgies during the pandemic
- Handouts which you might provide for families and the homebound (about the Advent Season, the Advent Wreath, and the Jesse Tree)
- A full text for a Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution (to be used in regions where permissible)
- Alternative Readings
- Sample Penances
- Music Suggestions
- The Liturgical Year Calendar Advisory
- Lectionary Readings for Sundays and Solemnities (Year B)
- The Proclamation of the Birth of Christ (to be sung before Mass)
- Proclamation of the Date of Easter (to be sung on the Solemnity of the Epiphany)
- The O Antiphons (December 17-24)
- Information about the FDLC
Following are a reflection of Advent Stations that are a great resource to pray with your parish. The Advent stations take us on a tour of the Old Testament. Like the traditional Lenten Stations of the Cross, these seven Advent “stations” or “stopping points” provide a way to ponder the mystery of how God prepared the world to receive his Son at the moment of the Annunciation. Each station contains an Old Testament foreshadowing of the Incarnation, a meditation for each of us to read and reflect on in silence, the New Testament fulfillment in Christ, and then a prayer. They can be prayed alone, or with your family, or even in the church with a group of the faithful: Advent Stations.pdf.
The long-awaited beatification of Father McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, is scheduled for Saturday, October 31. The Knights invite your participation in the last few days of a novena leading up to that day. https://www.kofc.org/en/resources/events/father-mcgivney-beatification/beatification-novena.pdf
Black Catholic History Month
As we draw closer to the month of November we have much to celebrate in the life of the Church including All Saints Day and All Souls Day. It is also a time to celebrate Black Catholic History month. The first celebration of Black Catholic History Month began in November of 1990 in various cities in the United States with the celebration of Saint Martin de Porres Feast Day. The liturgy celebrated the 350th anniversary of Saint Martin’s transition from this life to eternal life. Following are some resources and materials that might be utilized in your parishes in November to celebrate our Black Catholic History. We do understand in these current times that some celebration options may not be possible, but hopefully these ideas and resources can assist in your planning.
Here are some suggestions of ways you can celebrate on some of the upcoming liturgical days in November. You might consider sharing on your website or in your online bulletin a profile of a variety of saints, noting the hundreds of Saints of African descent. As we pray the Litany of Saints we want to include the diversity of the saints we have been blessed with in our church.
- Nov. 1 All Saints Day: Reflect on the saints of the church, including the lives of the hundreds of Saints of African descent in the first 300 years of the Church.
- Nov. 2 All Souls Day: As you remember those deceased this is a time to remember all those African lost to cruel treatment in the Middle Passage crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Nov. 3 Saint Martin de Porres became the first black American saint. He was canonized by Pope John XXIII on May 16, 1962. Throughout his life, St. Martin de Porres exemplified God’s love for all people, regardless of their level in society.
- Nov. 13 The birth of St. Augustine in 354 A.D., the first Doctor of the Church from North Africa.
- Nov. 20 The death of Zumbi of Palmares in Brazil, South American founder of a free state for Blacks.
Thank you and please know we hope by providing these resources we provide tools and information you can use and share in your parishes.
FDLC Webinar on the Liturgical Books
Don’t forget about this free webinar offered from Federation of Diocesan Liturgical commissions. You register for the series, at www.fdlc.org/formation. Registration is FREE. If you cannot join us during the live session, all registered participants will receive an automated message with the link to the archived version (within an hour after the live session ends each week).
Month of November Resources
Click Here, to find a resource for the month of November. It includes:
- An introduction
- About the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
- Lectionary citations for the Masses for the Dead
- Announcement from the Vatican regarding the Extension of November indulgences for the Dead
- A Reminder about the Mass in a Time of Pandemic
- Praying the psalms
- Select Prayers from the Order of Christian Funerals
- Best Practices for Parishes – Remembering the Dead in a time of Covid
- Music Suggestions
- A prayer for those who have died from Covid-19
You have permission to share this resource with your parishes and constituent groups (including the prayer on page 11).
The USCCB invites your participation in a novena leading up to the election. https://www.usccb.org/2020-election-novena