• Diocesan Liturgical Commission

    and Documents on Liturgy

Diocesan Liturgical Commission

The mission of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission is to assist the Bishop of Arlington in his role as the moderator, promoter, and guardian of the liturgical life of the Diocese. The responsibilities of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission are to be acquainted with the state of pastoral liturgical activity in the Diocese, to assist in the faithful implementation of universal and particular norms, guidelines, and instructions with regard to liturgical matters, to recommend and promote practical programs that advance the liturgical life of the Diocese, and to provide counsel to the Bishop in liturgical matters. The Commission fulfills its role in two ways: in its consultative capacity, the Commission assists the Bishop by assessing the liturgical needs of the Diocese and assisting in the development of norms and guidelines as needed for the implementation of the Roman Rite, and in its formative capacity, the Commission assists the Office of Divine Worship in catechetical and liturgical formation throughout the Diocese on the diocesan, deanery, and parish levels.

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LITURGICAL NORMS FOR THE DIOCESE OF ARLINGTON

  1. Norms for the Celebration of the Eucharist according to the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal in the Diocese of Arlington
  2. Norms for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Diocese of Arlington
  3. Norms for Servers in the Diocese of Arlington

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DOCUMENTS ON LITURGY

CDWDS = Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments [Roman Curia]

USCCB = United States Conference of Catholic Bishops [Dioceses of the United States of America]

General

  • Notitiae (Journal of the CDWDS)
  • Committee on Divine Worship Newsletter (USCCB)
  • Encyclical Letter on Care for our Common Home “Laudato Si’” (Francis, 2015) – esp. nos. 233-237
  • Encyclical Letter on Faith “Lumen Fidei” (Francis, 2013) – esp. nos. 40-45
  • Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy “Sacrosanctum Concilium” (Second Vatican Council, 1963)

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Word of God and Preaching

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Sacraments

Note: The ritual books for all liturgical celebrations, including the Lectionary for Mass and Liturgy of the Hours, contain “Introductions” with important theological, pastoral, and juridical explanations.

Eucharist

Penance

Matrimony

  • Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family “Amoris Laetitia” (Francis, 2016) – esp. nos. 71-75

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Ministries

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Altar Servers

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Liturgical Arts

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Spirituality, Piety, Devotions

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Implementation of Liturgical Reform

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Teachings of Pope Francis

  • Apostolic Exhortation on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Francis, 2018)
  • Apostolic Letter given Motu Proprio by which can. 838 of the Code of Canon Law is Modified “Magnum Principium” (Francis, 2017)
  • Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family “Amoris Laetitia” (Francis, 2016) – esp. nos. 71-75
  • Encyclical Letter on Care for our Common Home “Laudato Si’” (Francis, 2015) – esp. nos. 233-237
  • Apostolic Exhortation on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World “Evangelii Gaudium” (Francis, 2013) – esp. nos. 134-144
  • Encyclical Letter on Faith “Lumen Fidei” (Francis, 2013) – esp. nos. 40-45