Thursday, June 26, 2014

Open Thread for Ordinary Time

[coauthored by TMR and scovich]

We enjoyed the celebration and procession for Corpus Christi (see last post), and we are celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart with the Sodality Mass and dinner. We are now well into the season known as Ordinary Time, which began at Pentecost and extends for more than five months until the completion of another liturgical year; the church calendar begins anew in Advent.

Many of us take great joy in the special seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Paschaltide, yet there is much also in Ordinary Time to contemplate and celebrate, including important saints' days and feasts, which we will highlight on this blog. This Sunday, for instance, is the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, who are, of course, dearly beloved in the Roman Catholic Church.
throughout the long stretch of Ordinary Time, let us encourage each other to maintain our devotional practices and spiritual exercises  . This thread is open for any comments regarding suggested readings (Scripture or Catholic books), interesting Catholic news, or suggestions for this blog.

Additionally, expect to see an important document regarding the formalization of the Sodality appearing on this site quite soon.


  1. Today is the Feast of Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners, which is significant to our Sodality. We are not having a gathering today, but it is recommended that we sodalitiers all pray a rosary.

  2. Long, reflective post by Dr. Peter Kwasniewsi on the seventh anniversary of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum (07/07/07)

  3. Some of us are participating in a Day of Prayer and adoration for the safety of Christians in the Middle East, which has been called by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP). More information here.

    First Friday adorations at St Rafael's Church begins Friday at 8 AM and ends Saturday at 8 AM. Some of us are likely to be there Friday, August 1 at around 5 PM. There is also adoration at Poor Claire's from Thursday at 4 PM to Friday at 4 PM, and some of us might be there sometime Thursday evening..

  4. To clarify, the Day of Prayer is Friday, August 1.

  5. I'll be heading out of town Friday afternoon, so I won't be able to join you. Why don't you announce this on the mailing list?