Liturgy: Some Liturgical
links, briefly annotated.
A site about liturgy (not about particular Sundays). Includes General
Liturgy links such as to the Dogmatic Constitution on Sacred Liturgy,
Mediator Dei, Dominicae Cenae and Mysterium Fidei. ABOUT:
Liturgy : Resources
for all who help make liturgy.
Answers to questions and comments people email in; articles on ministries;
material on planning special liturgies; musicians' discussion group;
links to others. Continuing to grow. Does not have specific preparation
for the coming Sunday. Digital
Liturgical Year: From
Cyberfaith, an "e-zine" for Catholics.
Well constructed page by William H. Sadlier, Inc. that includes
descriptions of the liturgical seasons of the year that will be
helpful to most people (click the box titled "An in Depth Look").
Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy.
Promoting a more conservative paradigm for Catholic Mass, Adoremus
provides a wide palette of "liturgical materials to priests
and faithful desirous of a more reverent, traditional liturgy."
This includes a number of articles on music and on the meaning of
Source and Summit: On
liturgical planning and meaning.
Explains a method of planning, describes what "existential
planning" means, and gives samples for each season of the Church
year. Also reflections on "Full, Active, and Conscious Participation"
in Liturgy. From Creighton University liturgist Roc O'Connor. Liturgy:
Source and Summit of the Christian Life
Holy See: Catholic documents from
the official source.
The Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Documents of Vatican
II, books, and most other documents from the Vatican or the Pope.
on translations editions.
An extensive list of links to lectionary related sites together
with tables of all readings for the seasons, and comparison of different
editions of the lectionary. Maintained by Felix Just. Roman
Catholic Lectionary for Mass
Theology Library: Links
to important texts.
An impressive array of links to texts and Church documents under
such headings as Church, revelation, liturgy, justice, theology,
morality, spirituality, evangelization, and religion. Maintained
by Jerry Darring. Theology
Authenticam: The Translation
Document in English.
The new document on liturgical translations, including portions
on use of translations in music. This version has table of contents
to access each portion by pressing a link. From The Catholic Liturgical
Authenticam - On the Use of Vernacular Languages (May 7, 2001)
for Catechesis: Important
1997 Vatican Document.
If you find that your assembly, including those with specific ministries,
knows very little about the Church and liturgy and maybe even about
Catholicism, this document is worth your time. Whole document is
on site. General
Directory for Catechesis
Classics Ethereal Library: The
bible in different translations.
(Douay-Rheims, King James Version, New Revised Standard Version)
with commentary from such sources as the Catholic Encyclopedia,
Encarta Concise Encyclopedia and Easton's Bible Dictionary. CCEL
is located at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Includes also classics
such as entire texts of the Church Fathers. Christian
Classics Ethereal Library
Gateway: Look up passage
in different translations.
Search any of the following: New International Version, New American
Standard Bible, New Living Translation, King James Version, New
King James Version, Revised Standard Version, 21st Century King
James Version, NIV formatted, Worldwide English (New Testament),
Young's Literal Translation, Darby Translation. The
Psalms and readings for
Liturgy of the Hours.
Gives complete text of all the psalms and readings for Liturgy of
the Hours for each day with provision for the time zone you are
in. Much easier than the Office books, which are complex to use
and take up 6000 pages. Also lists the readings of the Mass of the
day and links you to another site if you want the text of these.
la Misa: Readings for
Sunday Mass in Latin American Spanish.
Handy access to the Latin American Spanish lectionary. Lecturas
de la Misa
Community Online, Liturgy: Links
and search engine.
Links to documents
and articles concerning various aspects of Roman Catholic Church,
including liturgy, such as sacraments, sacred scripture, saints.Catholic
Music Planning Calendar:
Music planning for Sundays and feasts. You
choose a Sunday or feast and after a very brief exegesis of the
scriptures, the site gives an exhaustive song list for that day,
drawn from Catholic publishers. NPM
Music Planning Calendar
Cyber Hymnal: Christian
Hymns to sample. Christian
hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations. Lyrics, scores,
MIDI files, pictures, history. Click on a hymn and it plays. Note:
copyrighted pieces are for the most part not here. Cyber
guide for musicians, liturgists and homilists.
An extensive planning site for liturgists, musicians, homilists,
from Oregon Catholic Press. Contains music planner, ordo, prayers,
the readings, short commentaries and articles, homilies, and extras
(prayers of the faithful, etc.). Cost is $52 per year. Liturgy.com
Liturgical resources and
From GIA Publishing Company,
the site includes artwork for bulletins, sample homilies, scripture
commentaries, music and psalm suggestions, scriptural and thematic
hymn index, and more. Cost for one user per year is $120, all the
way up to 10 user plus 100 Lectors or Catechists for $520 per
year. 30 day no risk trial. LiturgyHelp.com
para cada Domingo:
Homily for the present Sunday, and a list of reflections
about various questions such as "¿Por qué hay
que sufrir?" and "¿Por qué Dios a veces
no responde nuestras oraciones?" Homilías
para cada Domingo
Catholic Resource for the Lectionary: Go
more deeply into the readings.
A fairly lengthy study of (and text of) the next Sunday's Gospel.
You cant click "Adult Study," "Children's Story,"
"Family Activity," or different translations. Written
by Larry Broding, a Director of Religious Education in the Diocese
of San Diego. Word-Sunday.com:
A Catholic Resource for the Lectionary Catholic Homilies and Sermons: Catholic
materials, well presented.
A number of features: main two are a list of links to a wide range
of homilists from Fr. Cusick to Fr. Greeley for the coming Sunday,
and to stories listed by category. Site also recommends books on
spirituality and other Catholic oriented books. Catholic
Homilies and Sermons
Meeting Christ in the Liturgy: Applying
Catechism to Sunday readings.
Calling the catechism "the universal standard of the truth
which the Catholic Church believes and teaches," this site
selects short portions of the catechism that apply to each Sunday.
Christ in the Liturgy
Homilies Index: Thoughts
on the Gospel.
Part of a much larger site, this page contains a background on the
Gospel and a story that might go with it. Andrew
Greeley Homilies Index
A - Z: Stories and ideas
for homilies per Sunday.
Has list of topics by alphabet (e.g., calling, callousness, calm,
Calvinism, canonicity, carelessness, carnal, caught, caution . .
. ), and a selection of homilies, listed by sections of scripture.
A - Z
Catholic Pages: Alphabetized lives of
Includes a database of alphabetized saints. Each contains a profile,
date of death, other interesting tidbits, and paintings or icons
of that saint. Catholic-Pages.com
"Non-denominational" site, but good information on saints
and references to books about them, according to the Revised Common
Lectionary calendar. Listed according to calendar, opening with
the saint of the day. James
Training Publications (LTP):
Excellent publications directly aimed at liturgical education. A
few categories: Children and Initiation , Death and Dying , Environment
and Art , Eucharist , Foundations ,Initiation and Catechumenate
, Jewish-Christian Concerns , Lectors, etc. Owned by the Chicago
Training Publications (LTP)
Press: Wide Array of Books.
Site from which to order Liturgy resource and planning aids directed
toward pastoral musicians, as well as academic liturgical studies.
Started as a branch of NPM but now owned by Oregon Catholic Press. OCP Books (formerly Pastoral
Publications: Ministry, worship and
Publisher of such pastorally helpful magazines as Ministry &
Liturgy , Liturgical Catechesis, other resources ranging
from books and music, to media and software, and Christian Music
Publications Inc. (RPI)
Sunday Visitor: Catholic publishing
Publisher of the weekly newspaper Our Sunday Visitor for
almost a century. Site has on-line articles from periodicals such
as The Catholic Answer, My Daily Visitor, The Priest, The Pope Speaks, and Catholic Parent. Also contains
Catholic News. Our
and Liturgy Resources: A Catholic Amazon.com.
Sells books, videos, CDs and other resources for worship services
and liturgy preparation. These are arranged in nearly 50 categories,
including homiletic guides, materials on Easter, Lent, Parish Management,
the four gospels, and so on. Run by Deacon Sil's Homiletic Resource
Center ("A family-owned business since 1998") in New Jersey.
A discount on each item, but shipping charges. Worship
and Liturgy Resources
Press: Major Benedictine publishing
Liturgical Press is publisher of such journals as The Bible Today, Liturgical Ministry, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, New Theology Review, and of the premier Roman Catholic academic
journal of liturgy, Worship. Also numerous major books on
Choral and popular liturgical
Features sacred choral music both in the popular and the neo classical/classical
paradigms. Publishers of hymnals Worship, Gather,
RitualSong and Lead Me, Guide Me , of music collections
(CD cassette and printed music) and music education materials. GIA
Catholic Press: Popular
and many other kinds of liturgical music. Wide variety of composers covering all types of liturgical music.
Publisher music of collections (CD cassette and printed music),
of the worship aids Today's Missal, Breaking Bread,
and The Music Issue, and hymnals such as Glory and Praise,
Flor Y Canto, Spirit & Song, and Journeysong.
(Oregon Catholic Press)
Library Publications: Music
and liturgical resources.
Site from which to order liturgy and music resources for worship.
Publishes (with its parent company J. S. Paluch) the Seasonal
Missalette; many worship resources according to season and sacrament,
and a growing library of composers (CD cassette and printed music).
Oldest of the liturgical music publishers. World
Library Publications Cantica
Nova Publications: "New
music in traditional
Publisher of newly-written or newly-edited hymnic and choral music
for each Sunday. Cross-indexed by type, alphabet, and liturgical
seasons and rites. Cantica
Guild: Publisher and Organization
for Youth Choirs.
Ecumenical organization of directors of children's and youth choirs
and publisher of music and related materials. Fosters training and
educational opportunities for leaders of children's and youth choirs
as well. Choristers
Classical and Neo-Classical
Lets you look at new music and at the same time hear a recording
of it. Such neo-classical composers as Ronald Arnatt, Leo Nestor,
Daniel Pinkham, and more. Not specifically Catholic, but certainly
useful to Catholic liturgy. E.
C. Schirmer Music Company (ECS)
For congregations, choirs,
and church musicians.
Ecumenical publisher of composers such as Gracia Grindal, Hal Hopson,
Richard Leach, Austin C. Lovelace, Joel Martinson, Alice Parker,
Craig Phillips, Richard Proulx, William P. Rowan, and David Ashley
8. Music Study
Notation: A quick guide.
Short illustrations of the basic neumes of chant, including the
"liquescent neumes," with the equivalents in modern notation.
This is a page from a personal web site. Gregorian
Chant Links: Many helpful links.
Large list of links to choirs, recordings, others resources, square
note neums on the net and other links re: Chant. Chant
study guide for chant.
Indices of chants in selected manuscripts and early printed sources.
CANTUS is a database intended to assist scholars in their study
of the chants of the Office. Cantus:
Center for Liturgy: Located
at Trinity Church in Georgetown.
"The mission of the Georgetown Center for Liturgy is to support
and promote the Second Vatican Council's vision of liturgical reform
and renewal." Find books and resources on liturgy here, as
well as links to other useful sites. Georgetown
Center for Liturgy
Dame Center for Liturgy: The
oldest of the U. S. Liturgical Centers.
Gives the Mission of the ND Center, its publications, a bookstore,
online resources. an online bibliography, women and worship bibliography,
an extensive Eucharist bibliography, a list of Liturgy organizations,
liturgy Network and resources, and a liturgy and justice bibliography.
Center for Pastoral Liturgy
Association of Pastoral Musicians: Ongoing
liturgical renewal through pastoral music.
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians fosters the art of musical liturgy.
The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians,
clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer. National
Association of Pastoral Musicians
EnVisionChurch: An online resource concerned with liturgy, spirituality, and sacred art and architecture. Georgetown Center for Liturgy the site creates a forum for learning and networking for anyone who is interested in the construction, renovation, and/or design of worship spaces, the creation of artwork, the enhancing of spaces for the liturgical seasons and other occasions, the celebration of liturgical rites, the interrelationship between art, architecture, liturgy and spirituality. EnVisionChurch