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1 The Season of Advent December 1 – December 24, 2013

2 Four Weeks Happy New (Liturgical) Year! Themes: Longing, Waiting Hopeful anticipation, Preparing COLOR: Violet/Pink TONE: HUSHED, QUIET, REFLECTIV E

3 Feast Days and Holy Days December 6: Feast of St. Nicholas December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception: (Holy Day of Obligation) December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe December 13: Feast of St. Lucy December 14: Feast of St. John of the Cross

4 The Liturgical Year

5 Christmas Season December 25 – January 13, 2014 Themes: Incarnation, the Light, the Word Colors: White and Gold Feast Days: December 26: Feast of St. Stephen December 28: Feast of Holy Innocents January 1: Solemnity of Mary January 5: Feast of the Epiphany January 12: Feast of Baptism of the Lord

6 Ordinary Time (Winter) January 13 – March 4, SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME Color: Green Themes: Ordinary (numbered) Time Feast Days: January 25: Feast of St. Paul January 28: Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas February 2: Presentation of the Lord ENDS ON FAT TUESDAY March 4th

7 LENT: March 5 – April 16 LASTS FOR SIX SUNDAYS; COLOR: PURPLE THEMES: Repentance; Renewal; Reflection, Scrutiny Feasts and Holy Days: March 5 - Ash Wednesday March 17 – St. Patrick March 19 - Saint Joseph March 25 - The Annunciation of the Lord

8 HOLY WEEK April 13 – April 19 Passion (Palm Sunday) – April 13 THE TRIDUUM (Lent is Over) THREE DAYS CELEBRATED AS ONE EVENT April 17 – Holy Thursday April 18 – Good Friday April 19 – Holy Saturday

9 EASTER SEASON April 20 – June 8, 2014 Themes: New Life, Resurrection, Joy Color: White Feasts: (Many different Saints) May 29 – Ascension of the Lord May 31 – The Visitation (Mary and Elizabeth) JUNE 8: PENTECOST SUNDAY End of Easter Season

10 Ordinary Time (Summer) June 9 – November 29, 2014 Theme: Five Months Ordinary, Numbered Time Color: Green Some Feasts and Holy Days: June 15 – Most Holy Trinity Sunday June 22 –The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) August 15 – Feast of the Assumption of Mary Sept 8 - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Nov 1-2 – All Saints/All Souls Day

11 Lets Return to NOW! ADVENT! Advent in Two Minutes

12 What does Advent mean? From Latin: To come, the arrival Remembering the Coming of Christ so long ago at Bethlehem: aka: The Incarnation Looking forward to the Coming of Christ at the end of time Realizing the coming of Christ, every day, into our lives

13 Important Figures for Advent: Elijah the Prophet

14 Isaiah the Prophet

15 John the Baptist

16 Elizabeth, Marys Cousin

17 Zechariah

18 Mary

19 Joseph

20 How we Celebrate Advent Slow down and be quiet Pray in watchful anticipation Perhaps around the Advent Wreath (very symbolic) Perhaps around the Jesse Tree (also symbolic) SUBTRACT, not ADD How is this possible during the holidays?

21 Thats up to YOU!


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