Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary.
In the Church’s liturgical calendar, ordinary simply means numbered; the Sundays of Ordinary Time are known by their numbers. What Ordinary Time celebrates is everything that happens between the birth of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit, as well as all that has happened since. As an important part of that annual cycle of celebration, the Church honors Jesus by honoring Mary, his Mother and the first disciple. In August, we remember Mary in a special way as we celebrate her Assumption.
Celebrate Ordinary Time! -- Dave
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Activity One: (Grades K-5): Mary, Mother of Jesus coloring activity»
Activity Two (Grade 6 and up): “Mary” Tea Light craft»
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New Feature! Lifelong Catechesis Corner: Here is one way that your family can practice living your “yes” to God during Ordinary Time. Recall that Mary helped her cousin Elizabeth. As a family, reach out to others. Set aside time for family members to visit relatives, parishioners, or neighbors who are hospitalized, homebound, elderly, alone, or living in care centers. Young children can make and bring small tokens of cheer. Older children and adults can seek practical ways to be helpful.
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Catechist Know-How: From Mary Lou Rosien, "The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit"»
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Gracious and all-loving Father, ut of love for all people you spoke your Word who became flesh for our salvation. May your Word transform me so that the message of your Son, our Lord, may be echoed through my teaching. Allow me to guide the hearts of those whom I teach in such a way that they will enter more deeply into your way of truth and salvation. Grant me the insight needed to lead them to know, love, and serve you. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may they become hearers and followers of your Word, so that they might help transform the world to follow the way of life to which your Son has called us all, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
This prayer is from the new book, Be An Amazing Catechist, by Lisa Mladinich. Call 800-348-2440 to preorder.
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