Liturgical Seasons at St Michael Parish

Explore the seasons of faith

Ordinary Time – Summer / Fall 2018


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 2018


The Church begins a new Liturgical Year on the First Sunday of Advent on December 2, 2018. During the subsequent four weeks, she prepares with mounting expectation for the coming of Christ in a spirit of waiting, conversion and hope.

Christmas 2018


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 on December 24, 2018 and ends as we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on January 13, 2019. During Christmas Season we also celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the Feast of the Epiphany.

Ordinary Time – Winter 2019


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 2019


Our Lenten observance begins on Ash Wednesday on March 6, 2019 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 on April 18, 2019. During Lent we seek conversion of heart through our Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

The Paschal Triduum 2019


The “Three Days” – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil (April 18, 19 and 20, 2019) – are the three holiest days of the Catholic Church Year. We recall and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Easter 2019


The Easter Season begins on Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019 and lasts for 7 weeks concluding on the Feast of Pentecost on June 9, 2019. 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.

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