Praying Ordinary Time

Deepening My Prayer Life

Beginning Again: Talking with God
Some ideas for beginning to pray again and how to get started.

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

Rediscovering the Corporal Works of Mercy

Praying in Times of Crisis

A Matter of the Heart: Prayer as Relationship

A Renewed Personal Encounter with Jesus

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

Praying As We Age

What If I Have Trouble Getting Better?

Judging Others? Or Ourselves?

Gather Us In: Thoughts on the Synod on Family

Praying in Ordinary Time Before Lent
Some ideas for using Ordinary Time to pray and prepare for Lent.

Scripture, Mass, the Rosary
How do I prepare for Mass on Sunday?
Understanding the Mass
Praying the Psalms
Praying the Rosary as Pope St. John Paul II Suggested

Reading Pope Francis:

Follow the latest from Pope Francis every day:

The Joy of the Gospel - a treasure for a renewed faith.
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The Encyclical, Laudato Si' - "Praised Be to you, my Lord:"
On the Care of our Common Home
- a renewing vision of our relationship with all of creation.
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The Joy of Love - a beautiful message for all families and all pastoral ministers on the meaning of family and the way we can love and serve and accompany all our brothers and sisters as church.
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Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
Rejoice and Be Glad: On Holiness in Today's World

Pope Francis' Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti- "On Fraternity and Social Friendship."

Marriage and Family

Ordinary Time Symbols in Our Home
Parenting Our Adult Children
Praying As We Age
An Even Better Marriage
Enjoying Vacation Time
My Mother's Suscipe: An Alzheimer's Story
Praying in Times of Crisis
Rediscovering Corporal Works of Mercy
What If I Have Trouble Getting Better?

Praying with the Church during Ordinary Time

These are the Collects for Ordinary Time -
the opening pray for the Eucharist on Sundays and some of the weekdays without a feast, and the Morning Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours. This year there are five and a half weeks of Ordinary Time before Lent begins. Ordinary Time returns after Pentecost Sunday.

Sixth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 11-13
Fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 4-10
Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3
Third Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 21-27
Second Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 14-20

First Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 7-13

The Liturgical Season of Ordinary Time counts the time between Christmas Season and Lent, and between Easter Season and Advent.

Ordinary Time readings, liturgy and prayer can be a rich time to reflect upon our relationship with God, our relationships with each other and to grow in depth on many levels.

Please let us know how these resources are helpful and what other support we might offer during this season.

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Other Sites we have:

Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer

Audio Retreats

Ignatian Contemplative Prayer: Using Our Imaginations

Resources for Grieving


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