SUNDAY MASSES
ANTICIPATED ON SATURDAY EVENINGS

4:00pm English — 7:00pm Español

Sunday Morning Masses

8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am

Monday through Friday Masses

8:45am

ORDER of PENANCE

Saturdays: 3:00pm – 3:30pm

First Fridays: 8:15am

Call for other opportunities

Prayer of the Penitent (Act of Contrition)

FOOD CUPBOARD

Mondays and Fridays, 12:00noon — 2:00pm
Exceptions to this schedule are found on the
Parish Calendar
As of June 2024, our pantry is in need of:
cereals, applesauce, canned fruits, spam, bread crumbs, condiments, coffee and drinks.

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ORDINARY TIME

At the conclusion of Evening Prayer II (Liturgy of the Hours) on the Solemnity of Pentecost, the Church resumes Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time “extends up to and including the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent; it begins again on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday and ends before First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the First Sunday of Advent.” (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 44) Ordinary Time is the “the yearly cycle [of] thirty-three or thirty-four weeks in which no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honored in its fullness, especially on Sundays.” (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 43)


The word ordinary to describe a Season of the Liturgical Year initial sounds confusing. Ordinary Time is the translation of the Latin “per annum,” translated into English as “throughout the year.” The English word ordinary, while typically used to describe routine, comes from the Latin word ordinarius which is more properly translated “order” or “according to a series.” Hence, this Season of the Church year is about an orderly or sequential pondering of the Public Ministry of Jesus as presented in the Gospel episodes proclaimed each Sunday, e.g., the call of the Apostles, multiple healings and Jesus going to the desert regularly for prayer.


Throughout Ordinary Time, Church decor and vestments are green. In Biblical Times, the Ancient Near Eastern world associated the color green to indicate both life and growth. In a land where safe drinking water was scarce (and remains so in the present-day Middle East and in many places throughout the world), grass, plants, trees and deer – to name only a few – indicated the presence of water, and subsequently the orderly processes of growth. This is the image captured in Psalm 23:2-3, “Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me; He revives my soul” and in Psalm 42:1, “Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God.” The Evangelist, Saint Mark, captures this as well in his record of Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves and fish, “… So He [Jesus] gave orders to have them sit down in groups on the green grass.”

May the green of Ordinary Time remind us to respond to the grace of Holy Spirit to allow the mystery of Jesus to deepen in our heart that each may be drawn closer in love to God our Father.