1/14/18 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time?

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Subject: Re: Jan 14 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time?
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:56:02 -0600
From: Matthew McCormick <matthew.mccormick11@yahoo.com>
To: Patrick Gorman <Patrick.Gorman@madisondiocese.org>

Ohhhhhh, ROMAN THINKING!!!! Like St Paul’s “Roman Warmup” in ALL of his letters!!!!

Thank you very much. Very helpful. 2k yrs is SO fascinating to try and understand, little by little. It would take several lifetimes to become bored, if ever.

Thanks, again!! Happy New Year!!!

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On 1/8/18 8:42 AM, Patrick Gorman wrote:

Hi Matthew,

Good question!

The Ordinary Time calendar is quirky! Ordinary Time is counted in weeks rather than Sundays. So, the Sunday on which the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated takes the place of “the first Sunday in Ordinary Time” (even though it would never be called that). When the Baptism is celebrated on a weekday, as it is in the USA this year, there is no first Sunday, but simply a first week in Ordinary Time. Thus, Baptism of the Lord is connected to both Christmas and Ordinary Time. I like to think of it as a doorway from one season to another.

I hope this helps a bit.

Pat Gorman

Director of the Office of Worship

Patrick.Gormanmadisondiocese.org

Patrick Gorman, DMA, has served the Diocese of Madison for 25 years.

[Pat Gorman has spoken and written extensively on numerous liturgical topics in our diocese and throughout the United States. He has written several articles for national publication and has given national presentations for such organizations as the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. He served on the national board of directors for the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) and he chaired the standing committee for liturgical arts and music.

He moved to Madison for doctoral studies in choral conducting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in 1994. He also is a graduate of the College of Wooster (Ohio) and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to moving to Madison, he worked as director of music and liturgy at Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend, Indiana. He has served as a member of the music faculty at both the University of Notre Dame and Edgewood College. He lives in Madison with his wife and two daughters. ]

—–Original Message—–
From: Matthew McCormick [mailto:matthew.mccormick11@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2018 3:32 PM
To: Patrick Gorman
Subject: Jan 14 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time?

Mr. Gorman, my liturgical calendar shows Jan 14 2018 as the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time. Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 8, 2018). How can Jan 14 be the 2ND Sunday in Ordinary time, please? Where did the 1ST Sunday in Ordinary time go, please? Thank you.

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CATHOLIC CHURCH LITURGICAL CALENDAR 2017– 2018

The Season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas (December 3, 2017) and ends after the mid‐afternoon prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2017).

The Christmas Season begins with Evening Prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2017) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Monday, January 8, 2018).

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 8, 2018) until Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018).

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018) and ends with the Celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (March 29, 2018).

The Paschal Triduum begins on Holy Thursday with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (March 29, 2018) and ends with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018).

The Easter Season begins on Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (May 20, 2018).

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (May 20, 2018) and continues until Evening Prayer of the First Sunday of Advent (December 2, 2018).

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