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,1994 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana is nothing ordinary about 'Ordinary Time' COMMENTARY WILLBY FATHER IAM DEERING Director of Worship ;he typical (Latin) edi- Norms for the Year and Calendar" the phrase "Tempus This has been as "Ordinary Time." :a is the time of the church rwhich is not part of the of Advent, Christmas, or Easter. How- it is anything but "ordi- nary" or "ho-hum." We are in that Ordinary Time now. Perhaps a better way to translate "ordinarii" would be "ordinal" because Or- dinary Time really means an "orderly" way to live through the year of grace. It is a way to await the coming of the Savior in an "ordered" fashion. David Philippart in the May/June issue of LITURGY 90, states: "There is nothing ordinary about Ordinary Time. Christ's dying and rising has changed human history; even MILLER & MILLER ",4 family name you can trust" 424-9274 Sheet Metal Inc. Industrial & Commercial Heating & Cooling Installation Sales & Service 1422-9242] Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville time is redeemed." Ordinary Time provides an ordered way for the commu- nity of believers to pray and read the sacred scriptures. For 31 of the 53 Sundays of the year we have this "ordered" Ordinary way of marking our days. Since we are not making extra preparations for the spe- cial seasons of the church year Ordinary Time gives us the added time to improve the liturgical life of our parishes and institutions. We can re- view, evaluate and enhance our environment, our preach- ing, our music, our ministries. Each of the Ordinary Sun- days requires good prepara- tion. (Even during "vacation" time there is no vacation from worshipping God.) This is a good time to make sure we are doing well with our liturgical basics. Liturgy is to be connected to the rest of life. There is much living (and dying) going on in Ordinary Time. There are the changes of the seasons of nature, vacations, weddings, graduations, openings and closings of school years, work, funerals, births, family re- unions and on and on. Ordi- nary Time is the "ordered" time in which to live and love and be just stewards of all that God has given us. To quote David Philippart again: "If we make good use of the annual opportunities that Ordinary Time affords us, we will find that the Sundays of year will bury our failing like winter blankets mud with snow; it will melt our frozen hearts like spring melts the ice; and it will increase our yield like summer grows corn and dandelions." We continue with these ef- forts toward good liturgy so that the renewal of our hearts and our church called for by the Second Vatican Council may continue, or in the words of St. Pius X: "Restaurare omnia in Christo"-- "To re- store all things in Christ." Paul II, i i: : i?i:ii!i!i! Eighty:seven S June 2, 11 ST. JOHN SUMMER SOCIAL 725 Frame Road Newburgh, Jury 7, 8 a I 1:00 p.M. (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) THURSDAY Try Our Outside Food Booths! FRIDAY & SATURDAY Fried Chicken and Chicken & Dumpling Dinners Served in air-conditioned center 4:30 -- 7:00 p.m. Carry-outs available (Deep Fried Pizza Pocketst) HAMBURGERs CHEESEBURGERS FISH SANDWICHES FRENCH FRIES ONION RINGS EGG ROLLS * HOT DOGS CORN DOGS = ICE CREAM * COTTON CANDY POPCORN = QUILTS CRAFTS * GAMES RIDES DUNKING BOOTH KARAOKE p.m. INC. LLLATION BEST & REST 8S3-8423 TRI-STATE FIRE PROTECTION INC. Sprinkler Sales Service Insallation Newburgh, IN 853-9229 1-800-326-9229 THEATRICAL LIGHTING SALES & RENTALS Lighting for concerts productions, display shows & etc. 853-5825 mgHgn CORP. Ken Ubelhor Land Developer & General Contractor 2388 Bdarcliff Dr, Newburgh, IN 47630 853-5261 JIM FANNING State Farm Insurance 4899 Hwy 261, p.o. Box 580 Newburgh, IN 47629 Office 853-7071 Res: 853-5884 fl00lauq, 00al[ CUSTOM SCREEN PRINTING 477-2266 CDC . COUNTER DESIGN COMPANY, |NC. 2381 CULLEN AVE. EVANSVILLE 477-1243 1-800-253-2019