The ORDO, or Liturgical Calendar, is an essential tool for bishops, priests, deacons, religious, parish staff and volunteers, liturgy committees, and school staff.
The ORDO provides detailed information and explanatory notes for each day of the Liturgical Year which begins the First Sunday of Advent and ends with the 34th Week in Ordinary time. In addition to the references to the Roman Missal, the Lectionary (for Sundays, Solemnities and Weekdays) and Liturgy of the Hours, references to the Book of Gospels and the Lectionary: Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses, Masses for the Dead are also included.
The ORDO is filled with Pastoral Notes indexed alphabetically by subject. The Pastoral Notes offer positive, practical and pastoral ideas and suggestions for the liturgy. Subjects include:
- Reflections on the “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy” Sacrosanctum Concilium
- Catechesis and suggestions for celebrating Mass well on Sundays and in a variety of circumstances
- Pastoral Notes for the celebration of Sacraments, including updated notes on the celebration of Matrimony, and Funerals
- Rubrics and details governing Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions and Masses for the Dead
Explanations of the National Collections, the Proper Calendar for the Dioceses of Canada, special dates for planning in 2022 and a Table of Moveable Dates are also included.
429 pages, 15 x 19 cm, wire-bound