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Advent 
Begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on December 24
December is a month with excitement built into it. People make Christmas lists, send Christmas cards and bake Christmas cookies. It seems that everyone is counting the days until Christmas. Christians, too, think the time before Christmas is special. We call this time 'Advent,' which means 'coming.' During Advent Christians are filled with a quiet excitement. We tell each other the stories of how God promises to lead us into a better, fairer, more peaceful world, and of how God keeps that promise. Our Advent wreath with its four candles (one for each Sunday of Advent) helps us count the weeks until Christmas.

Christmas Season Begins on Christmas Day and ends on the feast of the Baptism of the LordChristians are lucky because, for us, Christmas lasts longer than one day. We continue to sing the songs and tell the stories of Christmas for two whole weeks! Jesus' birth is such good news that we want to tell the whole world about it. And we have angles and shepherds and magi to help us. During the Christmas season we honor Mary, who trusted so much in God's promise that she became the mother of God. And we remember a glorious star that was a sign to people everywhere that God's promise had been fulfilled

Ordinary Time 
From the end of Christmas season until Ash Wednesday and from the day after Pentecost until the First Sunday of AdventBecause there are so many wonderful stories of God's love and care for us in the scriptures, it would be difficult to decide which one to read next. But the calendar helps us. If a Sunday is not part of Advent or Christmas or Lent or the Easter season, it is given a number, and that number helps us know which readings to use. These numbered or counted Sundays are listed in green on the calendar. You can see that there is a short period of numbered Sundays after Christmas season and a longer period after Pentecost Sunday. In the year 2002 we will read mainly from the gospel of Matthew.Sundays are very important days, but there are other days during Ordinary Time that are important too. During winter Ordinary Time we celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Lent 
Begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday in the evening. Some things are just better when you do them with other people.Watching a parade, enjoying the fireworks on the Fourth of July, and going out to eat are somehow so much better when you do them with someone else.Lent is like that, too. During Lent the whole church takes a serious look at sin,both in our lives and in our world. We sign each other's foreheads with ashes at the beginning of Lent-a visible reminder of Jesus'call to turn away from sin.
During these 40 days we make a special effort to eat less food and to help those who are in need.Together we listen more attentively to the word of God in the scriptures.
Lent is a good time to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation as well.We also pray in a special way during these days for those who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil.

The Paschal Triduum 
Begins on Holy Thursday in the evening and ends on Easter Sunday in the eveningWe know some days are more important than others-birthdays, for example. For the church, the three most important days of the entire year begin when the 40 days of Lent come to an end.On Holy Thursday we tell the story of the meal Jesus shared with his friends on the night before he died, and we wash each other's feet as Jesus did. 
On Good Friday we honor the cross, remembering how Jesus died so that we might live. And on the most special Saturday night of the whole year, we stay up very late. With fire and water, songs and stories, white robes and perfumed oil, bread and wine, we enter into the death and resurrection of Jesus.Even if you haven't taken a nap for years, take one on Holy Saturday afternoon so you can stay up and share the excitement of this night. It is not to be missed!

Easter Season 
Begins on Easter Sunday and ends on Pentecost Sunday. A lot can happen in 50 days. And during the 50 days of Easter, a lot does happen. Spring is finally here. The new life in the world around us is marvelous reminder of the new life we share with Jesus. And just as the new life of nature takes many forms, so does new life in the church. For some of us, especially babies, it will be the new life of baptism. For some boys and girls, confirmation and first communion will be a sign of their growth in the ways of Jesus.
On Ascension Day we gather to tell the story of how Jesus' glory will one day be our glory, too. And on the fiftieth day, the day we call Pentecost, we give thanks for the gift of the Spirit, which fills us with the fire of God's love.

Ordinary Time 
From the end of Christmas season until Ash Wednesday and from the day after Pentecost until the First Sunday of AdventBecause there are so many wonderful stories of God's love and care for us in the scriptures, it would be difficult to decide which one to read next. But the calendar helps us. If a Sunday is not part of Advent or Christmas or Lent or the Easter season, it is given a number, and that number helps us know which readings to use. These numbered or counted Sundays are listed in green on the calendar. You can see that there is a short period of numbered Sundays after Christmas season and a longer period after Pentecost Sunday. In the year 2002 we will read mainly from the gospel of Matthew.Sundays are very important days, but there are other days during Ordinary Time that are important too. During winter Ordinary Time we celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the feast of the Presentation of the Lord.