Epiphany

Epiphany

Following the Star

The feast and season of Epiphany celebrates the appearance of Jesus to the magi, or wise men, as told in the gospel of Matthew. See Christmas.

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Lent

Lent

Winter Retreat

During the six weeks of Lent we prepare our hearts through prayer, penance, and almsgiving, to celebrate the greatest feast of the church year, Easter. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

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Easter & Pentecost

Easter & Pentecost

Resurrection Here and Now

Easter, the greatest feast of the church year, the last of the three day observance called the triduum: Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday, when we celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter

Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples who were gathered in the upper room on the day of the Feast of Weeks. See Acts 2 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost

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Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

Growing Time

Most of the church year is called Ordinary Time. In the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd we call ordinary time growing time because that is when we use the gifts we have received from God during the feast to grow further in our relationship with God.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinary_Time

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Advent & Christmas

Advent & Christmas

Preparing for the Light

Advent/Coming, the first season of the church year, encompassing the four weeks of preparation leading up to Christmas when we anticipate the coming of Christ as the Messiah, and in his Second Coming. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent

Christmas, both feast day and a season when we celebrate the birth of Christ the Light into the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmastide

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