The season of Advent is the beginning of the liturgical calendar year and continues for four weeks of preparation before the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
The season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts and reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him.
Beginning with Ash Wednesday, Lent is a six-week period of penance before Easter.
Sacred Paschal Triduum
Often referred to as the holiest “Three Days” of the Church’s year, we recall the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus, beginning on Holy Thursday and continuing through Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
The Easter season is the joyful celebration of the Lord’s resurrection from the dead. The Easter season lasts for 50 days until Pentecost and the sending forth of the Holy Spirit.
The season of Ordinary Time is divided into two sections, one span of 4-8 weeks after Christmas and another lasting about six months after Easter. During Ordinary Time, we consider and reflect on the fullness of Jesus’ teachings and works among His people.