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Liturgical Year, Music, Liturgy and Rubrics

The Liturgical Year | Sacred Music | Liturgical Sites | GIRM | Church Documents

Celebrate the liturgical year by partaking in the traditional customs, feast and discipline of the sacred seasons that duly nourish the piety of the faithful.

There are five sections of this page, Celebrating the Liturgical Year, Sacred Music, Liturgical resource sites, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), and a section with Church documents including the most recent documents dealing with the ongoing Liturgical Renewal from the Holy See.



Celebrating The Liturgical Year
"The cycle of the liturgical year and its great feasts are also basic rhythms of the Christian's life of prayer". CCC 2698

Liturgical Year
The Liturgical Year Seasonal Calendar from Catholic Culture.org. Click on theLiturgical Season to view their resources; Family Activities, Recipes, Prayers and more all related to that season of the year.

List of Seasons of the Church Year
This Page from Women for Faith & Family gives plenty of resources, traditional prayers and activates throughout the liturgical year.

Vatican Website
Celebrate the Liturgical Year with the Holy Father.

Calenders
Liturgical Calendar 2008
Liturgical Calendar 2009 New!
For the Dioceses of the United States of America (PDF). From the USCCB.

This Month
Liturgical Calendar for the current month for Catholic Culture.

Liturgical Calendar 2008
Liturgical Calendar 2009 New!
Women for Faith & Family
The Feasts and Seasons of the Liturgical Year with links to many other Liturgical resources.





Sacred Music
General Rule
"The more closely a composition for church approaches in its movement, inspiration and savour the Gregorian melodic form, the more sacred and liturgical it becomes; and the more out of harmony it is with that supreme model, the less worthy it is of the temple"
Reflection of St Pius X by Pope John Paul II; Pontifical Letter on Sacred Music

Sacred Music
Articles and Church documents on Sacred Music form the Adoremus Bulletin Adoremus.org

Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music
The Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music is an academic / scientific institution founded by the Holy See.

The Musical Offering
A selection of sacred and classical music in Mp3 played by teachers and students of Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music





Liturgical Sites and Resources

USCCB - Committee on the Liturgy
The Liturgy index page from the Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

USCCB Documentation
Documents from The Holy See, USCCB Documents and the USCCB Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy

BCL Newsletter
Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy 2007 Newsletter Excerpts .

BCL Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers from the Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy

Resources for the Year of the Eucharist
From the USCCB

Adoremus Bulletin Home Page
Adoremus - Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy
Adoremus is an association of Catholics established on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul 1995, to promote authentic reform of the liturgy of the Roman Rite. Adoremus is dedicated to helping ordinary Catholics fulfill the mandate of Vatican II to participate fully and actively in what should be the central act of any Christian's existence, the Holy Mass.

Liturgical Year Home
Catholic Culture's Liturgical year Home Page. Browse thru their Liturgical Calendar, Recipes, Seasonal Activities, Prayers and more.






General Instruction on the Roman Missal

GIRM 2000

The Theological Vision of Sacrosanctum Conciliumand the Roman Missal
In order to understand the recent revision of the Roman Missal and the reasons for certain modifications and changes in the General Instruction of the Missale Romanum, editio typica tertia, it is necessary to take as a starting point the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council Sacrosanctum Concilium

USCCB GIRM For U.S. Dioceses
General Instruction of the Roman Missal Including Adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of America


GIRM 1975

General Instruction on the Roman Missal - Table of Contents
The 1975 edition of the GIRM from Christ's Faithful People, cfpeople.org

EWTN GIRMALL.HTM
All Documents on General Instruction on the Roman Missal. This page includes the revision history of GIRM and the full text edition of the 1975 GIRM





Vatican Documents on the Liturgy

Vatican Index of Liturgical Documents
From The Congregation For Divine Worship And The Discipline Of The Sacraments

The Year of the Eucharist - Suggestions and Proposals
From The Congregation For Divine Worship And The Discipline Of The Sacraments

Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum
April 23, 2004
On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist. Introduction and Overview by Francis Cardinal Arinze.

Vox Clara Committee (Clear voice) committee on English translation of liturgical texts.
Establishment Message from Pope John Paul II April, 22 2002
Press Release Updates
Press releases of the Vox Clara Committee (Nov. 2002 to March 2007)

Spiritus Et Sponsa Presentation
April 2, 2004
Presentation Of The Book Spiritus Et Sponsa, A Collection Of The Records Of The Day Commemorating The 40th Anniversary Of Sacrosanctum Concilium

Spiritus Et Sponsa
December 4, 2003
Apostolic Letter on Liturgy - 40th Anniversary of Constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium.

Pontifical Letter on Sacred Music
November 22, 2003
Chirograph Of The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II For 100 Year Anniversary Of The Motu Proprio, Tra Le Sollecitudini, of Pope Pius X On Sacred Music.

Ecclesia De Eucharistia
April 17, 2003
Encyclical Letter Ecclesia De Eucharistia Of His Holiness Pope John Paul II To The Bishops Priests And Deacons Men And Women In The Consecrated Life And All The Lay Faithful On The Eucharist And Its Relationship To The Church.

Directory On Popular Piety And The Liturgy
April 9, 2002
Congregation For Divine Worship And The Discipline Of The Sacraments, Directory On Popular Piety And The Liturgy Principles And Guidelines

Liturgiam Authenticam
May 7, 2001
Fifth Instruction for the Right Implementation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council On The Use Of Vernacular Languages In The Publication Of The Books Of The Roman Liturgy, Overview

Sacrosanctum Concilium
December 4, 1963
Constitution On The Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium Solemnly Promulgated By His Holiness Pope Paul VI On December 4, 1963