The Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University
Liturgical and other kinds of spirituality.
of the very best and most used sites. Creighton
University faculty, staff and administrators reflect upon the daily
readings (as well as Sundays). Contains
an online Ignatian retreat, viewable talks on Ignatian retreats
and spirituality, and other excellent resorces. Daily
Sunday Reflections: Sunday Mass
This site provides commentary pointed toward justice
on each Sunday, including quotations from, e.g., the U. S. Bishops,
Pope John Paul, Cardinal Martini. Also has "Thoughts for Your
Consideration,"short meditative paragraphs, "Questions
for Reflection in your Faith Sharing Group," links to several
sites, and a closing prayer. Sunday
Guided daily prayer.
A very popular site from Ireland that gives a daily
prayer (not related to the Mass of the day) and interesting questions
to ponder. Sacred
New American Bible: Arranged
according to daily Mass readings.
The New American Bible, official
translation of Catholic lectionary reading
(about two months are there). This translation was commissioned
and is sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB), and is the required text for liturgy in the United States.
Find the readings of the day easily here. New
Pilgrim Music: Popular
liturgical CDs from various publishers.
An independent site where you can order popular
recordings from liturgical composers. Features the most-ordered
items first, but with a search function for particular composers.
Handy because not limited to any one publisher, and because
the interface is quite easy to use. Note: the new St. Louis
Jesuits jubilee collection is in stock on this site. PilgrimMusic.com
Sacred Music Project (Chant): Featuring English chant propers composed by Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB, monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey.
Gregorian chant can be seen as a form of “sung speech.” Its musical rhythm is inspired by how the sacred text would be spoken in a large group at a solemn liturgy by a good lector. Settings that are posted here are primarily of the proper antiphons of the Mass as given in the current English translation of the Roman Missal. Chant instruction and free downloads of Proper of the Mass chants used by St. Meinrad Archabbey for each Sunday of the year. Sacred Music Project
Mass Time & Church Locator:
Mass times for travelers.
Listing of Mass times in most parishes in US. From
Catholic Information Center on Internet. Mass
Time & Church Locator
Lector Preparation/Lector's Notes:
About the readings and proclaiming them
to date information on each reading, preparation in understanding
and in proclaiming them. Very good site for lectors, but people
in the pews will also find much of interest. There is detailed
on the readings, with a split screen
showing the readings on the left and the analysis on the right. Lector
Evaluation Project: About
the parish and its health.
PEP Pastoral Consultants are resources to Catholic parishes, dioceses,
religious communities, and pastoral ministries throughout the United
States. With expertise gained over the past thirty years, the staff
members help these communities in six areas: liturgies, community-building,
formation, outreach, administration, and leadership. The site itself
has interesting thoughts on each of these and is worth a visit.
Specifics about copyright law and the Church musician.
A guide to understanding the nature of copyright
for the users of Church music, and to help Church musicians protect
themselves and their churches from infringing the legal rights
of copyright owners.
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
FDLC Liturgical Catechesis:
of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions website).
site is beginning with a basic liturgical bibliography with links
to those documents that can be found on-line. Future pages will
feature articles and essays on liturgy and sacramental theology.
The website plans to "communicate to the faithful the basic
principles of Roman Catholic
liturgy as articulated in the Constitution
on the Sacred Liturgy" (Delegates to the 2003 National Meeting
of Diocesan Liturgical Commission). Liturgical
Learn about liturgy and about teaching it.
Helpful links, and also articles largely drawn from
Modern Liturgy Magazine and also from Archdiocese of Chicago's (LTP)
Liturgy Training Publications. Site maintained by Fr. Jerry Chinchar
at the University of Dayton. Liturgical
Considerations in Spanish on the upcoming Sunday.
There are two sites with the same name, both containing Spanish
reflections on the readings from particular Sundays. The first
Dominicales, and the second is Homilias
of a larger site).
Sunday's Gospel Reflections: Simple
but excellent preparation for Sunday.
This site gives the Gospel text, then "Interesting
Details" (they actually are), one main point stated
in a single sentence, followed by several questions for
reflection. It is arranged by the lectionary cycles A,
B, C. Subscription can bring the material to you via email. Sundays