THE PASTORíS DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner
note for Folks thinking about income tax reporting.
Statements of Contribution to the parish are available
upon request by calling the parish office, dropping a note
of request in the Offertory collection or by sending in
the coupon that will be running for several weeks in the
parish bulletin. The Statements list all your 2017
donations to the parish EXCEPT the CSA (Catholic Services
Appeal). If calling the office for your report please do
so during office hours 9 AM to Noon and 1 PM4:30 PM,
Monday through Friday. (Calling at any other time you will
risk me picking up the phone. At my age I might not even
hear the phone let alone remember what you wanted!) The
best way to make your request is in writing. Let me take
this opportunity to thank all of you who so very
generously contributed financially to the parish in 2017.
Your kind support helps make a great St. Kateri Parish!
good week and a healthy 2018.
we have a liturgical season called ordinary time? Can you
time is the longest season of the liturgical year. It
begins the Monday after January 6, the Epiphany, and goes
until the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of
Lent. That period can last anywhere from five to eight
weeks, depending on when Easter is celebrated. Ordinary
time picks up again the Monday after Pentecost Sunday and
lasts from twenty-three to twenty -seven weeks, until the
end of the liturgical year, the Saturday before Advent
name ordinary? "Ordinary" is not in contrast to
"extraordinary" or "special" but
rather stresses the Latin language notion of
"ordinal" or numbered Sundays. The Latin title
for the season, "tempus ordinarium," conveys the
sense that this time of the year is measured or numbered
time. Measured time can allude simply to the numbered
Sundays, or the notion that these Sundays are a
"measured" time to deepen and immerse ourselves
completely in the realities of Jesus' incarnation,
ministry, passion, death, and resurrection.
time offers us the measured opportunity to connect the
ordinary lived experiences of our lives with those of
Jesus, who modeled for us how to live a truly human
existence. As we experience the season of ordinary time,
let us immerse ourselves in the extraordinary task of
deepening our relationship with Christ in the ordinary
events of life.