Ordinary Time,
Year A (autumn)

At this time of year “no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honored in its fullness, especially on Sundays. This period is known as Ordinary Time” (Universal Norms, 43). The word Ordinary is used because we use ordinal numbers to count the Sundays and the weeks, rather than name them.

This page covers the fall season, beginning on September 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and continuing to the end of October. There will be another page for November, because of a shift of emphasis in the Sacred Liturgy


The scripture readings at Mass are arranged in a three-year cycle. This is Year A, the year of Saint Matthew, when his Gospel is read more often than the others.You can see how the Gospel of Matthew is distributed throughout the year HERE. After the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14, we continue our Ordinary Time “counting” Sundays with Sunday 24, continuing through Sunday 30. We hear the teachings of Jesus on his way to Jerusalem.


The Ordinary Time color of days that do not celebrate a particular feast is green.

The final Sunday of the church year, the 34th Sunday, is also the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe [Christ the King].

Thanks to our Bishops’ Conference, we have a PDF of the Liturgical Calendar for 2017.


We are called to follow Jesus in our daily lives, to conform ever more closely to him, to evangelize and bring the Gospel to the whole world. Use our web page to help in your effort.

Together we go forward, following Jesus, with a song on our lips. One of our hymns of sending forth is  769-Go Make of All Disciples.

St. Jude Catholic Church
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Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
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