Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

The journey continues...

As a church, we are a “pilgrim people,“ journeying together toward God. Through Scripture, prayers and the liturgy we are joined to the birth, life, death and Resurrection of Christ.

For Catholics, time takes on a unique sense in the context of liturgy and worship. When we enter liturgy, the time that we mark with clocks and watches (kronos) is suspended. At that point, kairos, which is eternal time or “heaven’s time,” overshadows our time and invites us to enter God’s “eternal now.” This eternal now is experienced by the church through the church’s liturgical year.

Joe Paprocki, Practice Makes Catholic

Ordinary Time occurs twice each year between the two great salvation events: the birth of Jesus and the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a time of life, a time of growth and learning.

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Colors are used in vestments  and other altar items to express various meanings.

In Ordinary Time we use GREEN to signify:

  • hope
  • growth
  • life
  • immortality and
  • fidelity


The Real Presence

Our greatest help along our journey is the gift of Jesus Himself, the Son of God.  We are able to receive and experience His Real Presence in the Eucharist. For those minutes when He is within our physical body, we are joined with Him in a unique way.