The Catholic Liturgical Seasons

This question is about the seasons of the Liturgical Year in the

Catholic faith:

I need to know when each of the seasons start and end and what the

Catholics do during the different seasons. How do they celebrate them?

This is to explain to a 10-year-old. So please keep it short and

simple.

Time is of the essence for this question, please.

Thanks

Request for Question Clarification bybobbie7-ga

Would this calendar be an adequate answer to your question?

The 2003 Liturgical Year

http://www.cyberfaith.com/calendar_index.html

– Click on the icons to see details.

– When you pass the mouse over the calendar you can see the

corresponding dates below.

Thanks

–Bobbie7-ga

Clarification of Question byratan-ga

What I would really like is a short and simple answer ( not long

essays) listing the information requested. Thanks

Request for Question Clarification bybobbie7-ga

Here is a nice resource for teaching children the Liturgical Calendar

which includes a short summary, images and puzzles.

http://www.catholiccatechist.org/Catholic_Catechist/Liturgical_Calendar_Resources/Liturgical_Calendar_Resources.doc

Advent: New liturgical year; penitential in tone; 4 weeks; first two

weeks focus on Jesus’ final coming; final two weeks on Jesus’ coming

in history (Christmas).

Christmas: Birthday of Jesus; Begins on Christmas Day & ends on the

feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.

Ordinary Time: 33 or 34 weeks that celebrate our faith. The Sundays

are numbered or counted which helps us know which readings to use.

First phase begins Monday after the Baptism of our Lord until Ash

Wednesday. All Sundays are Holy Days of Obligation.

Lent: Begins on Ash Wednesday; ends on Holy Thursday in the evening;

40 days; penitential in tone which encourages fasting, reconciliation,

prayer and abstinence.

Pascal Triduum: Begins on Holy Thursday in the evening and ends on

Easter Sunday in the evening. Thursday: Last Supper / Good Friday:

Veneration of the cross / Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil

Easter: Begins on Easter Sunday & ends on Pentecost Sunday; the Great

50 Days; a celebration of resurrection from the death of sin to life

of grace.

Would the above information meet your requirements?

Thanks

–Bobbie7-ga

Clarification of Question byratan-ga

Ok, bobbie7-ga, I will accept it as the asnwer. Please post it as such. Thank you.

Thank you also, hlabadie-ga for your kind comment. It was very helpful.



One thought on “The Catholic Liturgical Seasons

  1. Hello ratan-ga,

    Thank you for your question.

    Here is a nice resource for teaching children the Liturgical Calendar

    which includes a short summary, images and puzzles.

    http://www.catholiccatechist.org/Catholic_Catechist/Liturgical_Calendar_Resources/Liturgical_Calendar_Resources.doc

    Advent: New liturgical year; penitential in tone; 4 weeks; first two

    weeks focus on Jesus’ final coming; final two weeks on Jesus’ coming

    in history (Christmas).

    Christmas: Birthday of Jesus; Begins on Christmas Day & ends on the

    feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.

    Ordinary Time: 33 or 34 weeks that celebrate our faith. The Sundays

    are numbered or counted which helps us know which readings to use.

    First phase begins Monday after the Baptism of our Lord until Ash

    Wednesday. All Sundays are Holy Days of Obligation.

    Lent: Begins on Ash Wednesday; ends on Holy Thursday in the evening;

    40 days; penitential in tone which encourages fasting, reconciliation,

    prayer and abstinence.

    Pascal Triduum: Begins on Holy Thursday in the evening and ends on

    Easter Sunday in the evening. Thursday: Last Supper / Good Friday:

    Veneration of the cross / Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil

    Easter: Begins on Easter Sunday & ends on Pentecost Sunday; the Great

    50 Days; a celebration of resurrection from the death of sin to life

    of grace.

    In addition I located a craft project for children that may interest

    you.

    http://www.catholiccatechist.org/Catholic_Catechist/Liturgical_Calendar_Resources/Liturgical_Calendar_Craft_Project.doc

    Search criteria:

    Catholic Liturgical seasons +children

    Catholic Liturgical resources for children

    Catholic Liturgical projects for children

    "Liturgical Calendar" children

    I hope these resources help you explain the seasons of the Liturgical

    year to a child.

    Best wishes,

    Bobbie7-ga

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