Posts tagged Liturgical Year

Advent Family Group: Imagining the Kingdom of God.

Last Friday some of our regular families gathered at St Agnes for the first of our children friendly Advent group. Like the Adults the children will be focusing on the Kingdom of God for the four weeks up to Christmas. We began thinking about the change of season. In the natural we see the signs […]

Christ the King.

After last weeks readings full of the signs of the times and pointing forward to the second coming, this Sunday’s readings at Mass had an interesting juxtaposition. The readings from Daniel, Revelation and the Psalm all spoke of Jesus’ majesty and glory. Here his sovereignty is seen clearly. The eternal nature of his kingdom is […]

As the (Liturgical) year draws to a close.

Christ the King brought us to the end of this liturgical year. The First Holy Communion children brought fallen leaves to symbolise the changing seasons. I have always seen Christ the King as the lead in to Advent. However this year, I saw for the first time a different dynamic. In Advent we wait for […]

Let us not resist the first, so that we don’t fear the second.

You can feel the Liturgical Seasons change in the daily readings, as much as you can the natural seasons outside. This week, in the Gospel in Mass on Sunday, Jesus calls people to look for the signs of the coming of the Messiah. As it is Jesus who is speaking we see that he is […]

An ordinary time.

Trinity Sunday brings us to the beginning of a long period of Ordinary time. From Advent Sunday, through Christmas and Epiphany then to Lent, Easter and Pentecost there is plenty of feasting and fasting, the highs and lows of the liturgical year. Now we come to a time where, although there are high days and […]