OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH

Port Coquitlam, B.C.

THE LITURGICAL YEAR

Advent: First Sunday of Advent through December 24th

The Advent season is the time of waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus.

December 3, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Christmas: December 25th through The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

The Christmas season begins with the celebration of the birth of Jesus and continues through the Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord.

December 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Ordinary Time between Christmas and Lent: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord to Ash Wednesday

Ordinary Time after the Baptism focuses on the early life and childhood of Christ, and then on His public ministry.

January 15, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Lent: Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. It recalls the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert, and the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the desert. Lent focuses on the events leading up to Christ’s passion, and finally on the Passion itself. The end of Lent is marked with the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

March 1, 2017 - April 15, 2017 (Easter Vigil)

Easter: Easter though Pentecost

The season of Easter is a joyous, celebratory season. It begins with celebrating Christ’s resurrection and ends by celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus. Christ’s ascension into Heaven is celebrated just prior to Pentecost. The Easter season lasts through Pentecost.

April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday) - May 28, 2017

Ordinary Time after Pentecost: After Pentecost to Advent

The second period of Ordinary Time is the longest liturgical season. This period of Ordinary Time focuses on Christ’s reign as King of kings, and on the age of the Church. This is the age we live in now, which is the time between the age of the Apostles and the age of Christ’s second and final coming for which we are ever preparing. The final Sunday in Ordinary Time is the Feast of Christ the King; the Saturday after this feast is the final day of Ordinary time.

June 5,2017 - December 3,2017

Monthly Dedications