In the song “Turn, Turn, Turn” which is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes, we hear the words, “For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”. Today Jesus’ answer to the scribes and Pharisees is simple: there is a time and place for both feasting and fasting.
We see that in our church liturgical calendar. We have a time of fasting (Advent and Lent) before our seasons of feasting at Christmas and Easter. Ordinary Time, which we are currently in, also has its own special feast days and a time for celebrating. The question we must ask ourselves is this: are we living these liturgical seasons and feasts or are we neglecting them ? Is the liturgical season at best a curiosity that we hardly notice ?
Ordinary Time, which is most of the calendar year, is a time for growth, hence the liturgical color is green. It should be for us a time of spiritual growth in our relationship with the Lord. Let us then try to live a life in grace by living the life of the church’s fasts and feasts so we can continue to be transformed into the fullness of who he wants us to be !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.