Links to find further information:
Liturgical Links found in this chart
|Organization/Title||Name & Link||Description|
|FDLC||Mystagogical Reflections||on the Roman Missal texts of the Collects & Prayers after Communion|
|FDLC||For Ages Unending||The Ministry of Liturgy for Adolescents.|
|USCCB||How the Cover the Mass||describes the various parts of the liturgy|
|USCCB||Christmas Reflections||Reflect on the season of Christmas which begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.|
|USCCB||Multicultural Diversity||New key documents regarding the multicultural Church.|
For Obtaining the California Catechist Certificate & the California Master Catechist Certificate.
Other Helpful Links:
|Organization/Title||Name & Link||Description|
|MassTimes for Travel||Mass Times||Search for mass times, confession and more!|
|Heart of the Nation||Sunday Mass Online (COLA)||KDOC along with Heart of the Nation provides Mass on T.V. and online. Also check with your local parish for livestreamed options.|
|Pastoral Liturgy ||Bulletin Inserts||Pastoral Liturgy has bulletin inserts available in English and Spanish for FREE!|
|Hiring Liturgical Music Leader||Hiring Procedures||What to ask when hiring a liturgical music leader (PDF)|
|Busted Halo||Sacraments 101+201||Videos on the Sacraments|
LTP offers a wide range of videos and workshops.
|Diocese of Springfield, Illinois||Mystagogical Reflections||
Mystagogy on the Mass Texts for Sundays and Holidays
List of Most Common Questions
What are the norms for Eucharistic Fasting?
Canon 919 of the “Code of Canon Law” states, “One who is to receive the Most Holy Eucharist is to abstain from any food or drink, with the exception of water and medicine, for at least the period of one hour before Holy Communion.” The rule has two exceptions: First, if a priest celebrates more than one Mass on the same day, as oftentimes happens on Sunday, he is only bound to the one-hour fast before the first Mass. Second, those who are elderly (at least 60 years of age) or sick as well as their caretakers can receive Communion even if a full hour fast has not been fulfilled.
What are the norms for Lenten fast and abstinence?
During the Lenten season, Ash Wednesday, and all Friday’s up to Good Friday are obligatory days of abstinence. For more information, please visit the USCCB website on Fast & Abstinence http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence.cfm
What are the Holy Days of Obligation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles?
For Holy Days of obligation please see our Liturgical calendar. Please note that all Sundays are holy days of obligation. Otherwise, it is not a holy day of obligation unless stated.
How to determine Easter Sunday?
Easter is the first Sunday AFTER the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon on or after March 21. Easter thus always falls between March 22 and April 25. Now, to find Palm Sunday (the sixth Sunday of Lent) you start with the date of Easter and back up one week: It is the Sunday before Easter Sunday. To find Ash Wednesday, you start with the date of Easter Sunday, back up six weeks (that gives you the first Sunday of Lent), and then back up four more days: Ash Wednesday is the Wednesday before the first Sunday of Lent.
Is there a timeframe needed to prepare for sacraments of baptism of infants, adult & children, and marriage?
It is recommended that couples wanting to prepare for marriage should present themselves to the local parish at least one year prior to the proposed wedding date. Parents wishing to celebrate the baptism of an infant should make arrangements 3-6 months in advance of the hoped for date of baptism. Adults and children of a catechetical age wishing to be baptized, or complete their Initiation (baptism, confirmation and Eucharist) would be prepared for the sacraments of Initiation and brought into the church over time in stages appropriate to their growth in the faith. Inquiry should be made at the local parish for a fuller explanation of the process. Adults and children of a catechetical age wishing to receive one of the sacraments should inquire at the local parish regarding the formation program offered for this purpose.
Is there a list of Mass times for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles?
Masstimes.org (https://masstimes.org/map?lat=34.052&lng=-118.243&SearchQueryTerm=Los%20Angeles,%20CA) is a helpful site that one can use to find a local parish and their respected mass times. In addition, special Masses can be found here https://lacatholics.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Masses-in-Latin-according-to-the-Extraordinary-Rite.pdf