According to the church calendar, Ordinary Time is the time in between liturgical seasons. Rather than meaning common or mundane, the term “ordinary” (derived from the Latin root ordo) denotes ordered or counted time (First Sunday, Second Sunday, etc.). The period of Ordinary Time after Pentecost marks the passage of time between Trinity Sunday and Christ the King Sunday, which is the final Sunday of the liturgical year. During this portion of Ordinary Time we focus on transformation and growth, which are symbolized by fresh flowers and green linens on the altar.
Each year, autumn is a time with rhythms begin again: school year, leaves changing, we return from the play of summer into our normal patterns. It’s a good time to refresh our vision on our sacred story, make room at our common table, and consider how we are animated to participate in and by divine love.
September 1, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Our Sacred Story
September 8, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 15, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Rhythms and Values
September 22, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Participating in Divine Love