Richard Challoner School

Just What is Ordinary Time?

"We are only two weeks into the new year, and, like other years, I have already heard many comments about how quickly Christmas “came and went” and how “soon Lent will be upon us!” 

That’s what happens in this earthly life—we move through time. We mark moments in time that represent important events. Time is one of the essential elements by which we measure our lives. The passing birthdays and anniversaries, major news events, historical memorials, seasons of the year—all provide a rhythm to our lives.


The same is true in our liturgy. This most important work of the Family of God is also marked by seasons and celebrations. The liturgical season of Christmas came to an end with the celebration of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday, January 12th. And now we are in Ordinary Time, the longest “season” of the Church’s liturgical year."

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