2nd Sunday (Bulletin)

Fr John’s schedule did not allow him time to write his Pastor’s Note this week. Please download the attached Parish Bulletin and check back for more from Fr John next week!

Question:
The Sundays in Ordinary Time start with the 2nd Sunday. Why is there no 1st Sunday?

Answer:
Ordinary Time begins on the Monday after the 1st Sunday following January 6th (the Feast of the Epiphany). In most years, that Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In countries such as the United States, however, where the celebration of Epiphany is transferred to Sunday, if that Sunday is January 7 or 8th, Epiphany is celebrated instead. As feasts of our Lord, both the Baptism of the Lord and Epiphany would displace a Sunday in Ordinary Time. Thus the 1st Sunday in the period of Ordinary Time is the Sunday that falls after the first week of Ordinary Time, which makes it the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

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