OUR CURRENT LITURGICAL SEASON: ORDINARY TIME
Ordinary Time is the long liturgical season that stretches between Eastertide in the spring and Advent after Thanksgiving. During Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany we focus on “God with Us” and during Lent, Easter, and Pentecost we remember “God for us.” The emphasis of Ordinary Time, then, is “God through us.” Falling directly after the Feast of Pentecost, during which we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit, Ordinary Time invites us to explore the ways we can bring God’s light and love into the world in our ordinary, everyday lives.
ORDINARY TIME RESOURCES
In the midst of a busy life, just a few minutes can bring us great peace, focus our minds, and usher us back to God’s presence. Use these Sabbath Cards to incorporate mini-sabbath moments into your family's lives each day.
MEALTIME PRAYER CARDS
Mealtime is the perfect time to begin participating in spiritual practices as a family and is an ideal exercise for children of all ages. At the beginning of your meal, take a mealtime prayer card out and use it to guide your mealtime prayer. Then, place it back in the basket for the next day! Take turns choosing a prayer each day. If your children can read, they can take turns leading the prayer as well. You can start by saying "Let us pray." There are even blank cards on which to write your own family prayer!