LITURGICAL SEASONS

Explore the seasons of faith.

Easter

The Easter Season begins on Easter Sunday and lasts for 7 weeks concluding on the Feast of Pentecost.  This time of joyous celebration invites us to reflect on the new life we have been given through the Resurrection of Christ.  It is Baptismal in nature and each Sunday we renew our Baptismal promises as a sign of our willingness to be faithful disciplines of Christ.

Summer/Fall Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time (counted time) is the liturgical period outside of the distinctive liturgical seasons, and runs 33 or 34 weeks. In Latin, Ordinary Time is called Tempus Per Annum (“time throughout the year”). Ordinary Time falls between Christmas and Lent, and between Easter and Advent. It is far from ordinary!

Advent

The Church begins a new Liturgical Year on the First Sunday of Advent (this year on December 2nd). During the subsequent four weeks, she prepares with mounting expectation for the coming of Christ in a spirit of waiting, conversion and hope.

Christmas

The season to celebrate the Lord’s birth, his manifestation to the world, and His baptism that began his ministry. The season begins on Christmas Eve and ends as we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. During Christmas Season we also celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the Feast of the Epiphany.

Winter Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time (counted time) is the liturgical period outside of the distinctive liturgical seasons, and runs 33 or 34 weeks. In Latin, Ordinary Time is called Tempus Per Annum (“time throughout the year”). Ordinary Time falls between Christmas and Lent, and between Easter and Advent. It is far from ordinary!

Lent

Our Lenten observance begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts for 40 days (the Sundays are not included when counting the 40 days) until the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper begins on Holy Thursday.  During Lent we seek conversion of heart through our Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

The Paschal Triduum

The “Three Days”—Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil—are the three holiest days of the Catholic Church Year. We recall and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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St. Michael Parish is a gathering of Catholic people who believe in God's love for us, manifested by His Son Jesus. We commit ourselves to live an invitation of the Lord and struggle through fulfilling His mission here on earth.

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