From The Pastor

Nothing ordinary about ordinary time

01-14-2018Fr. Michael Straley


Today we begin our Sundays of what the church calls "ordinary time". Maybe a better translation would be "ordinal time", or "counted time". These are the numbered Sundays that do not fall in one of the four great seasons of the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

Of course, there is nothing ordinary about ordinary time. This is the time when we walk with Jesus through his adult ministry and listen closely to his teaching. It is a time just as important as the other great seasons.


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