Liturgical Seasons 
Season of Ordinary Time


Ordinary Time - the longest season of the Liturgical Year - is by no means ordinary or plain!  It comes from the word 'ordinal' which means counted - like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc...

While the Christmas & Easter Seasons 'highlight the Paschal Mystery, namely the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost', 'the Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time... take us through the life of Christ.' Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ.  The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time - the Solemnity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.'(USCCB)

Ordinary Time is a great time for spiritual reading, listening to a great Catholic podcast, or taking part in an online Bible Study - all things that you can do - especially during the summer - while enjoying summer & fall activities!

Check out some of these!

Bible in a Year Podcast - with Fr. Mike Schmitz 

FORMED.org - Bible studies, Catholic movies, children's content, audio books & talks, documentaries, and faith formation all in one place - and it's free - Our Parish subscribes!

Catholic Apps - 

Hallow - Catholic Prayer & meditation app

Pray As You Go - daily prayer session - to pray where/whenever you can

Laudate - all-in-one resource for matters of faith - even has the CCC

Magnificat - the app from the same company that prints missal

Mass Times for Travel or Catholic Mass Times- find Mass anywhere 

iConfess - yup - an app to help you go to Confession

Use this 'counted' time well - to feed your faith!

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