Praying Ordinary Time


An Even Better Marriage

Understanding the Mass

Finding Our Way Back Home:
Getting Un-Stuck in Prayer Life

A Renewed Personal Encounter with Jesus

Ordinary Time Symbols in Our Home

Praying the Psalms
Paying attention to the Parallelism

Rediscovering Corporal Works of Mercy

How the Ordinary Time Readings
Are Organized and Can Help our Prayer

Praying As We Age

Enjoying Vacation Time

What If I Have Trouble Getting Better?

Parenting Our Adult Children

How do I prepare for Mass on Sunday?

Praying the Rosary
as Pope St. John Paul II Suggested

Praying in Times of Crisis

A Matter of the Heart: Prayer as Relationship

Other Sites we have:

Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer

Ignatian Contemplative Prayer:
Using Our Imaginations

Resources for Grieving

More to Come:

Stumbling Across God in Ordinary Days

Praying a Daily Look Back at our Time

Discernment of Daily Movements
and Decisions

Marriage Reflections

Lectio Divina: A simple guide to Spiritual Reading

How to look for a Spiritual Director

Setting up a prayer or reading group

Staying Focused Each Week

We recommend using the Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer each week to follow the movements of the readings and to stay focused and reflective each week. Until the beginning of Lent, we will be reading from Mark's Gospel each day. Notice everying Jesus says and does. This is how we become attracted to him. We notice that, while the religious leaders are asking "Who is this?" the evil spirits are saying, "We know who you are." We notice that Jesus is received and welcomed by the poor, the sick and by sinners. This is good news for us in our everyday journey.

An Even Better Marriage

Marriage can be difficult.¬†Our reflection on this mystery of life and God’s grace is intended to outline some ways we can allow there to be new life in our relationship.

Finding Our Way Back Home:
Getting Un-Stuck in Prayer Life

Sometimes it is difficult to renew or even reconnect in our relationship with God. This simple reflection offers suggestions for how we might return home to the God who loves us - without ever leaving home.

Understanding the Mass

This can help all of us reflect on each part of the Mass and how we can enter into this powerful prayer more deeply.
Also see:

How do I prepare for Mass on Sunday?

Praying with the Church during Ordinary Time

Here are the Collects for the upcoming weeks of Ordinary Time.

1st Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 11-17, 2015

2nd Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 18-24, 2015

3rd Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 25-31, 2015

4th Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 1-7, 2015

5th Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 8-14, 2015


What is this site about?

Special religious holidays and seasons are wonderful, and many of our festivities and traditions spring from Advent and Christmas, or Easter and Lent.

The rest of our liturgical year is simply called Ordinary Time. While the "ordinary" really comes from the word ordinal because these weeks are counted (e.g.15th Week of Ordinary Time) it also reminds us of the everyday ways we connect with God.

With this website, we hope to offer ways to find the sacred in our everyday lives and to deepen our faith during times when we don't have the traditions of special seasons.

Join us in this journey and let us know what else we can offer here. As always, the Online Ministries websites are shaped by our readers. Let us know what you need!

What else would you like to see on this site? Please send us your ideas by emailing us your suggestions here.

Parenting Our
Adult Children

How do we stay connected with our adult children - who may be living lives far differently than we want them to - and who don't want our advice. Keeping the lines of communication open.

What If I Have Trouble
Getting Better?

All of us expreience a desire to be better. And, the struggles of everyday life sometimes leave us quite unhappy with how we cope with conflicts and how we respond. Sometimes, we even lose hope that we can get better. Here's a hopeful reflection, with some practical tips for opening the doors to God's grace of healing in our lives.


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