January 2022 archive of Messages From Father Steve

January 2022 archive of Messages From Father Steve

Early Prep for Lent and Easter

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 1/28/22

Can you believe that we are already at the end of the first month of the “new” year? As such, in some years, the Holy Season of Lent would be starting in February. However, this year, Ash Wednesday, the day that Lent begins, is on March 2nd. (Watch for ... Read More »

Roman Catholic Church Year

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 1/21/22


Last week, we looked at the four sections of the Church Year – Advent/Christmas, Ordinary Time (Part 1) as well as Lent and Easter … This week we’ll look a little further into what is meant by “ordinary time.”

Ordinary Time is a time for growth and ... Read More »

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 1/13/22

Roman Catholic Church Year

There are Four major portions of the Church Year. Advent/Christmas; Lent/Easter; Ordinary Time – part 1 and part 2. The first section starts in late November with the beginning of the Advent Season, which leads to the Christmas Season, which ends with the Feast of ... Read More »

The Baptism of the Lord, January 9, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 1/07/22

When does the Christmas Season End?

As mentioned previously, the Christmas Season ends with the celebration of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which wecelebrate today! The question becomes, why?

In the early centuries of the Church, the birth of Christ did not have its own feast. ... Read More »


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