As the seasons of the natural world change through the year, so the Church observes a series of seasons


The Season of Easter runs from Easter Day until the Feast of Pentecost.   The Great Fifty Days of Eastertide form a single festal period in which the theme of joy created at the Easter Vigil is sustained through the following seven weeks, as the Church celebrates the Gloriously Risen Christ.

Ordinary Time is marked by the green liturgical colour.  It is the season in which we are being neither penitent (purple) not joyful (white).  The theological virtue of hope is symbolised by the colour green, reflecting the green shoots of new growth, which are always new and always fresh.


After Pentecost we begin Ordinary Time…..