I suspect that it will be easy to tell that we are now in the “ordinary” time of the church year. The environment is changed, the music is simplified, the prayers less complicated. The great Easter season and related feasts are over.I hope this doesn't turn out to be a longer way of saying the Gloria is being omitted to emphasize the ordinariness of the season. That has been the latest explanation.
Yet, ordinary time does not mean dull. Just like in our lives, liturgically we cannot sustain “highs” all the time. We need a quieter time to reflect on our faith. We need a time in which to grow quietly in appreciation of our beliefs. Take advantage of this “ordinary time” to do so.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
For the return to Ordinary Time our pastor's bulletin column includes this.