About Ordinary Time
Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
Ordinary Time is derived from the word ordinal, meaning “numbered,” since the Sundays of Ordinary Time, as in other seasons, are ordered numerically. The etymology of “Ordinary Time” is related to our word “ordinary” (which itself has a connotation of time and order, derived from the Latin word ordo).
Servant of God Dorothy Day (1897-1980) often said “there is nothing ordinary about ordinary Time.” She said, “Americans had a tendency to treat people like Kleenex; use them and throw them away. Our problems stem, she said, from our acceptance of this filthy rotten system. Those who cannot see the face of Christ in the poor are atheists indeed,” she often said.
Music To Lift Us Up And Buoy Our Spirits
Lift Every Voice and Sing: (57) Kirk Franklin – “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – YouTube
Black Lives Matter: (57) Dax – BLACK LIVES MATTER (Official Music Video) – YouTube
Be Not Afraid (Bob Dufford, SJ)
Shelter Me (Fr. Michael Joncas)
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Virtual Choir)
The Lord Bless You and Keep You (John Rutter)
Nada Te Turbe (A virtual Choir of Carmelites)
Rise up With Him (Janet Vogt)
Beautiful City from Godspell (Hunter Parrish)
What the World Needs Now (Broadway for Orlando)
Bring Him Home (former cast members of Les Mis)
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Captain Tom Moore, Michael Ball, and the NHS Voice of care Choir)
The Prayer (Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang)
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Readings and Commentary
We All Have Implicit Biases (Dushaw Hackett)
Unconscious Racial Bias and the Challenge of Solidarity (Rev. Bryan Massingale)