The Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis
1. Daily Reflections:
Liturgical and other kinds of
the very best and most used
University faculty, staff and administrators reflect
upon the daily readings (as well as Sundays).
Contains also an online Ignatian retreat, viewable
talks on Ignatian retreats and spirituality, and
other excellent resorces. Daily Reflections
2. Sunday Reflections:
Sunday Mass and
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.
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
4. New American
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
liturgical CDs from various
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
6. Sacred Music Project (Chant):
Featuring English chant propers composed by Fr.
Columba Kelly, OSB, monk of St. Meinrad
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.
7. Mass Time & Church
times for travelers.
Listing of Mass times in most parishes
in US. From Catholic Information Center on Internet.
Mass Time & Church
About the parish and its
Preparation/Lector's Notes: About the
readings and proclaiming them
Excellent, up 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 comment on the
readings, with a split
showing the readings
on the left and the analysis on the right.
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. Parish Evaluation
Basics: Specifics about
copyright law and the Church
Music Publishers Association
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
11. FDLC Liturgical
of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions
The 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 Catechesis
about liturgy and about teaching
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
13. Sunday's Gospel Reflections:
Simple but excellent preparation for
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. Sunday's Gospel