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7 Quick Takes {Take 66} January Ordinary Time Roundup Edition... LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - January 23, 2015 ... the specialness of Advent and Lent, and how those seasons feel set apart to focus on things of a spiritual nature, but Ordinary Time has a lot to offer as well. Lots of good feast days abound, and I enjoy focusing on each of them. In fact, I will mention two down below, so keep reading. :) Ordinary Time also offers an opportunity to try out new routines in prayer or frequenting the sacraments, as a way of making a plan of attack for the next major liturgical season, which in ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/7-quick-takes-take-66-january-ordinary.html

Parish Vignettes BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - January 16, 2015 ... Tuesday -- Not particularly noteworthy. I did have a bunch of phone calls to make, in order to line up priests for confessions in Lent. Yes, Lent! About a month away; and hereabouts, priests-for-confessions get signed up early. Also, Tuesday evening I was with the two gentlemen who are receiving instruction in the Faith. If all goes well, they will be received into the Church, confirmed, and make their first holy communion at Pentecost. Pray for them, and for ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2015/01/parish-vignettes.html

KATA ANATOLAS; Eastwards Is Best FR HUNWICKE'S MUTUAL ENRICHMENT - January 12, 2015 Are there 'Magisterial' explanations of why we should face East to celebrate the Most August Sacrifice of the Mass? I would like to know if there are. Curiously, the only such one that I know is ... YES! ... in the Post-Conciliar Liturgia Horarum!! Turn (if you possess a copy) to the Monday after Lent 4. You will find Origen's passage on Christ our Propitiation, with its quotation of Leviticus 16http://liturgicalnotes.blogspot.com/2015/01/kata-anatolas-eastwards-is-best.html

Publication of the Date of Easter 2015 on the Day of the Epiphany NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 5, 2015 ... Brethren, that by the mercy of God, as we have been rejoicing in the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so also do we announce unto you the joy of the Resurrection of the same our Saviour. Septuagesima Sunday will be on the 1st day of February. Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the fast of most holy Lent will be on the 18th of the same month. On the 5th of April we shall celebrate with joy ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/70HfcdGQORM/publication-of-date-of-easter-2015-on.html

12 in 2014 HOMESCHOOLING WITH JOY - December 31, 2014 ... realized that most of them were "catch up" posts because we spent a whole lot of time just being busy. I'd like to change that for 2015 so, let's see what happens, shall we? Anyhow, here's 12 pictures that pretty much sum up our year. January January was full of school, basketball and snow. It was tough to have so many drivers on the road this past winter. The stress of worrying about everyone took a lot of the fun out of ALL THAT SNOW we had. ...http://hsjoy.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-in-2014.html

Year B the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Καθολικός διάκονος - December 28, 2014 ... Eve and Christmas day, is an overwhelming and exhausting experience, which is why we should be grateful that we don't have to wait too long this year for Lent to start. Right now we can simply enjoy the twelve days of Christmas with a measure of peace that allows us, like the Blessed Virgin Mary, to ponder the great mystery of the Incarnation in our hearts. A preview of Lent, even of Good ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2014/12/year-b-feast-of-holy-family-of-jesus.html

My Little Ones Are Getting So Big *sniffle!* - Tales From the 4th Sunday of Advent... LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - December 22, 2014 ... to be on this blog, that's part of why I love it so much and have kept writing all these years), my weekend was a bit stressful. I'm experiencing the Advent blues it seems, but I remember going through this during Lent this past year as well. As soon as the Easter Vigil hit though - :0. Everything was great. I'm hoping that will happen with Christmas too. *prayers alighting for a perked Catholic Librarian* I'm trying, I really am. I will say that a highlight ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-little-ones-are-getting-so-big.html

Gaudete Sunday, Cycle B LORD, IF YOU WILL (SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES) - December 16, 2014 ... today. In fact, originally, on November 11 th , the Feast Day of St. Martin of Tours, what was known as St. Martin's Lent, would begin. It consisted of prayer, of penance and fasting, and it would consist of 5 Sundays. Later, Pope Gregory VII would reduce the Sundays in Advent to four, with a fast on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It was then thought that only clergy and religious were bound by the fast and abstinence, so Pope Benedict XIV(15) reminded that everyone had the ...http://lordifyouwill.blogspot.com/2014/12/gaudete-sunday-cycle-b.html

Sunday Eucharist With the St. Rene Goupil Catholic-Deaf Community THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - December 15, 2014 ... to celebrate Mass with you on "Rejoicing Sunday"; it will be a joy to meet with you after Mass. The celebrants wear rose-coloured vestments when we pass the halfway point of Advent and Lent. Only ten more days before we celebrate Christ's birth! Pope Francis has been drawing on the energy and spiritual gifts of members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The bishops of Canada call the Charismatic Renewal a ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2014/12/sunday-eucharist-with-st-rene-goupil.html

Humility—Third Sunday of Advent—Cycle C IS MY PHYLACTERY SHOWING? - December 14, 2014 ... of this penitential season for a bit to celebrate the light that is dawning on us. So we light a rose colored candle and wear rose colored vestments to celebrate and rejoice in the coming dawn. Some of our ministers will rejoice a bit less if you tease them about wearing pink today, so for the record, I will remind you that we are wearing rose colored garments. We have some common themes this week relating to ...http://theocoid.blogspot.com/2014/12/humilitythird-sunday-of-adventcycle-c.html

St. Lucy and Advent Ember Week FR. Z'S BLOG - December 13, 2014 ... hyperbaton , the separation of intercessio and the adjective that goes with it, gloriosa . There is also a nice et… et construction. Confoveo is "to cherish, caress, keep warm." It is a compound of foveo which essentially is "to be hot, to roast". It obviously deals with heat, flame, light. This is a good word for this time of year in the northern hemisphere (unless you are in, say, Florida). Conspicio is "to look at attentively, to get sight of, to descry, perceive, observe". ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/oMP7A0czSq0/

Third Sunday of Advent 1862 THE MUNIMENT ROOM - December 13, 2014 ... normally take place on the Ember Days. Our fasting will help us pray more reverently for good priests. We celebrate the Octave of the Immaculate Conception from first Vespers on Sunday until the end of Monday: this means that there are liturgical prayers to Our Lady every day this week, and two feasts: the Octave, and, on Thursday, a week before the feast of Christ's birth, we celebrate the Expectation of the BVM. This is one ...http://ttonys-blog.blogspot.com/2014/12/third-sunday-of-advent-1862_13.html

7 Quick Takes Instead of Housework NOTLUKEWARM - December 12, 2014 Because really, who wants to do housework? Not me! 1. Working in a parish this time of year is nutty. We have all these events for Advent and Christmas and in the meantime, the mail is full of materials for Lent and Easter. 2. A song by Casting Crowns, reminding us of our need for salvation. 3. If you are looking for a devotional based on the daily Gospel, look no further than this: Available for your Kindle from Amazon now! (full ...http://notlukewarm.blogspot.com/2014/12/7-quick-takes-instead-of-housework.html

Illicit Catholic Wedding on TLC CATHOLIC TRADITIONAL LOOKING FOR WIFE - December 12, 2014 ... days of Septuagesima and Lent , the Nuptial Mass is still forbidden on the following non-penitential days: All Sundays (yes, even the green ones) During the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost (Yes, even though Alleluia and white or gold vestments are back, Easter's octave is that of the First Class, and therefore you cannot ordinarily marry until the Monday after Low Sunday. Pentecost historically ranks higher than Christmas, and it's octave [which includes the summer Ember Days ...http://catholiclookforwife.blogspot.com/2014/12/illicit-catholic-wedding-on-tlc.html

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – "The Childlike Dash Towards the Long-Desired Thing" FR. Z'S BLOG - December 12, 2014 Rose vestments from the days of Fr. Finigan in Blackfen. Then came the regime change…. We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete …. the plural imperative of gaudeo , "Rejoice!". This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent. Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not so much as Lent. Remember: Real priests wear rosacea . In the first week of Advent we begged God for the grace of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/TWa9NEr-Swo/

Second Friday of Advent: "Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine", but Not Yet... GODZDOGZ - December 11, 2014 ... too soon for all of that? Advent, after all, is a time of preparation for the coming of the Saviour. On this point I must agree, even if department stores and advertising executives might try to persuade us otherwise. On the party theme: it's simply premature to start the party before the main guest arrives. When Christmas does come, though, let's take the opportunity to celebrate Our Lord's coming with due solemnity in the liturgies (who doesn't love Midnight Mass?) and with ...http://godzdogz.op.org/2014/12/FleshAndWine.html

Advent's Main Characters MOUNT CARMEL - December 7, 2014 ... joyful event. There is a jubilant expectation, love is in the air. John calls us to repent and to turn away from everything that lies in the way of God's coming to us. It is a call to a deeper awareness of who it is "leaving heaven" to be with the sons of men. After having grasped this we are moved to love. Advent requires that we make room for the Spirit of God. We need to do away with things that are not compatible with Him. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/WlkCQW1lCbs/advent-waiting-begins.html

Second Sunday of Advent 1862 THE MUNIMENT ROOM - December 6, 2014 ... other saint. Both the Advent prayers from Sunday and the prayers of the Octave will be said today: the same goes for Thursday's feast of St Damasus, and Saturday's of St Lucy: we will celebrate the feast, and we will celebrate the Octave, all the time remembering that this is Advent. Even on the two ferias, both of which are fast days, we celebrate the Octave and keep Advent. This week's ...http://ttonys-blog.blogspot.com/2014/12/second-sunday-of-advent-1862.html

Happy New Year! COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - November 30, 2014 Today is the first Sunday of Advent 0f the start of the Church's year. We are off to Ant's for the day, so no time to post, but did not want the day to pass unrecognised. SO here is a re-cycled post, slightly adapted. Whilst the experts on the Pray,Tell blog are quick to proclaim that Advent is not a time of penance, I demur. Having discussed this a couple of year s with my friend the Part Time Pilgrim, I threw down the gauntlet again last year on Twitter, and this ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2014/11/today-is-first-sunday-of-advent.html

Advent- Be Vigilant in Love! MOUNT CARMEL - November 30, 2014 ... liturgical year turns its page to a new season- the Season of Advent- which begins this Sunday. We traditionally celebrate our New Year on the 1st of January, but our church calendar actually starts its new year in the evening hour of the last Saturday of the 34th week in Ordinary Time. Prior to this, the reading at Masses were pointed towards the "end times." The readings were ominous in character, apocalyptic, and speak of the end of the world as ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/cXPL6sWRE28/advent-be-vigilant-in-love.html

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