Extraordinary Ideas for Ordinary Time

Comprising 33 or 34 weeks of our Catholic Liturgical Calendar,
Ordinary Time need not be ORDINARY!

Throughout the year, the Mystery of Christ is revealed.  Beginning after the Feast of Our Lord’s Baptism, Ordinary Time focuses on Christ’s Baptism and then delves into His Preaching Ministry.  The Scriptural readings at Mass focus on Jesus’ Teaching through parables and His Miracles. 

Ordinary Time is intended to remind us that Jesus is with us throughout all of our daily trials and triumphs.  We should be striving to reflect Jesus’ Teaching with our actions every day.

I like to think of Ordinary Time as a time to focus on Faith and family…brushing up on Catechism, building our repertoire of prayers, delving into Scripture and forming habits that can carry us through all the Seasons!

In A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families, the first Ordinary Time is devoted to Prayer activities and habits, encouraging us to treasure the classic prayers and devotions, commit to the Rosary and the Divine Mercy as well as explore new-to-us prayers passed down to us through the intercession of great Saints.  We can also work on our own spontaneous prayers from the heart and hopefully inspire our children in their own meaningful prayer-lives.

In  A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families, the summer months of Ordinary Time bring Catechism activities and games, enticing families to recognize our Rich Faith and Tradition by teaching elements of the Faith through fun games…and Catholicized crafts and activities!
The “back to school” portion of Ordinary Time offers Family Routines and ways to celebrate the Extraordinary Events and “family firsts” that occur throughout the year.
This link-up is intended for you to post your own family-culture-building activities, routines and traditions that perhaps we can establish during this period of Ordinary Time, but carry with us throughout the entire Calendar.  If you have a particular favorite Saintday that falls within Ordinary Time, you can also post ideas to celebrate it here. 

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If it is linked to a particular month of the calendar, be sure to share it at:  Cele-LINKY with the SAINTS as well! 

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If you have your own Ordinary Time link-up party, you can share the link at the Cele-LINKY thru the SEASONS and it will automatically get updated in the Catho-LINK LIBRARY. 

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  1. I love this idea of Ordinary Time. Jesus is with us every day in everything that we do. We should be conscious of this and seek to do as He would do. Thank you so much for sharing this and for linking up with NOBH! Smiles –

  2. ow comforting to know that He is with us . . . always! How important it is for us to know this. And our children. thank you for sharing on NOBH!

  3. Thanks for hosting another wonderful Link up Monica. I find so many wonderful activities through your link ups.

  4. Thanks for the Link-up Monica!! I love the image of Jesus and the sheep!

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