Pastor's Message

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk.

Ordinary Time:  Extraordinary Grace


You will notice that we jump from the Baptism of the Lord, which brings the Christmas season to a close, to the Second Week of Ordinary Time.  The reason is that the Baptism of the Lord does double duty as the First Sunday of Ordinary Time as well.  The question emerges:  what does Ordinary Time mean?   It does not mean ordinary like boring or ho-hum.  It does not mean a yawn begins the new year again, and we’ve been through this before.  The word comes from the Latin ordinal which means “counted.”  We count the events of Jesus Christ’s life, death, and saving Resurrection.  We retell the story of our faith, life-giving and glorious!  Ordinary Time...

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