Liturgical Prep for Paschal Cycle

Liturgy Preparation Aid 2023 (Lent/Triduum/Eastertide) from the FDLC

  • A full presider text for a celebration of the Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution, Readings, Sample Penances, Music Suggestions, Frequently-asked questions about Lent and the Triduum, a Liturgical Planning Calendar, Lectionary Citations for Year A, and more!



Ash Wednesday Liturgy of the Word

Because Ash Weds is NOT a day of obligation to attend Mass, it may be pastorally useful to include not only Eucharistic liturgies but also Liturgies of the Word outside of Mass with the distribution of ashes in the schedule for Ash Weds in a Family of Parishes.  This can be led by a deacon or qualified lay minister.

Ash Weds Liturgy of the Word – Presiders Text

More Resources

Checklists for preparing Holy Week liturgies, liturgical texts, ideas for celebrating the Triduum in a pastoral region, and more!


Triduum in a Family of Parishes

Triduum in a Family of Parishes

Encouraging the Sacrament of Penance during Lent

Resources for parish leaders to encourage the faithful to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance, especially during Lent

Preparing the Exsultet

Ministry Monday, NPM’s weekly podcast, is featuring a series of episodes focused on the Exsultet. These episodes are perfect for a priest, deacon, or layperson proclaiming the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil, or for any pastoral musician who would like to learn more about the depth and breadth of this sacred chant.

Listen yourself or share them with someone you know who will chant this sacred text during the coming Triduum!

More to explore

Divine Worship and Sacraments

Good Friday Solemn Intercession for Ukraine

Rubric number 13 of Good Friday in the Roman Missal indicates that “In a situation of grave public need, the Diocesan Bishop may permit or order the addition of a special intention.”

Music Teacher – St. Brigid School, Xenia

St. Brigid School – St. Brigid School, 312 Fairground Rd., Xenia, OH 45385 (937) 372- 3222 Posted: March 13, 2023 Grades K-8: Teacher/Part-Time: St. Brigid Catholic School is seeking an