Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of the Paschal Mystery, namely, the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ.
Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
34 Weeks: January, February & June- November
THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (Corpus Christi)
THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES
SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
ALL SOULS (The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed)
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE