REP Update: Weeks of January 17 & 24

Posted on January 11, 2022 by Published by

Here’s the REP Schedule for Weeks of January 17 & 24, 2022

Tuesday, January 18 

  • 4 p.m.  1st through 4th grade classes meet
  • 7 p.m. 7th and 8th grade classes meet
  • Homily Evaluation #4 due – 8th grade

Tuesday, January 25 

  • 4 p.m. 1st through 4th grade classes meet
  • 7 p.m. 5th and 6th grade classes meet
  • Protecting God’s Children Lesson – Parents look for email coming soon

What Does ‘Ordinary Time’ Mean?

Because the term ordinary in English most often means something that’s not special or distinctive, many people think that Ordinary Time refers to parts of the calendar of the Catholic Church that are unimportant. The season of Ordinary Time makes up most of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church, and since it refers to the times that are not Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter, the name reinforces this impression.

Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” not because it is common but simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, the numbered weeks of Ordinary Time, in fact, represent the ordered life of the Church—the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in reflection and penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in growing in knowledge of and love for Jesus Christ. From What Ordinary Time Means in the Catholic Church (

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