Season of Time

Outline of Season of Time 

Based on 31st - 34th (Final)  Weeks Ordinary Time Year A Starting with All Saints Day and concluding with the feast of Christ the King

Differences of Holy Souls and All Saints

Year end topics 

The liturgy culminates in looking at the eternal Divine Liturgy. 

As you live your life so will the judgement show the path you take

The stories of the 10 virgins and the 5-2-1 talents exhibit choices made with available resources.

Paul’s readings tied to the modern climate. 

The median age of America has drifted upward.  “Wisdom years” are expected but without the wise elders who is there to emulate? 

Hosts are “baby boomers”; Life expectancy

Look at “time”.  Explain time against eternity.  There is so little “time” to use your talents, to live the Beatitudes, to choose the narrow path and to be the elders for the next generation

Story of eternity eagle building a nest with blade of grass every ten thousand years

References for Season of Time  Please note that CCC refers to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, English translation, 2nd Edition,©1994, 1997. United States Catholic Conference, Inc., Libreria Editrice Vaticana. [see link] New American Bible (NAB) readings are referenced from the Lectionary for Mass, for use in the dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition ©1997, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. [see link]

John 6:37-40 Jesus will not reject anyone who comes to him and that anyone who sees and believes in him will have eternal life.   [All Souls Day]

NAB Ephesians 5:5 Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

NAB Psalm 24:3-4 “Who can stand in his holy place? ”The clean of hand and pure of heart”

Matthew 5: 1-12a Beatitudes read on All Saints day reminds us that it is the clean of heart who will see God. 

CCC 1475 In the communion of saints, “a perennial link of charity exists between the faithful who have already reached their heavenly home, those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. Between them there is, too, an abundant exchange of all good things.” In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin.

II Maccabees 12:46, 1 Corinthians 3:15, 1 Peter 1:7 , CCC 1030-1032 teaching on purgatory

Wisdom 3:5 “Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself; 6 like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them.” RSVMatthew 25:31-46 He will separate like sheep from goats. Whatever you did for the least you did for me. Those on left: depart into eternal fire prepared for devil & his angels; you did not care for me; what you did not do for least ones you did not do for me Oxford Bible footnote for Mathew 25:14: “A talent was worth more than 15 years wages of a laborer.”   Holman Bible Dictionary: A measure of talent was 3000 shekels. Matthew 10:  34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and a man’s foes will be those of his own household.   “During the course of the 20th century, average life expectancy skyrocketed by 57 percent, from about 49 years of age in 1901 to 77 years by century’s end.”  “The average life expectancy for Americans is 77.6 years, a record high according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC released the numbers Monday. Life expectancy is calculated based on mortality in 2003, the most recent year for which substantially complete data is available.  The figure is up from 77.3 in 2002 and comes in spite of a decades-long rise in obesity reported by the agency in October. The new CDC report also shows that the gender gap is closing. The difference between life expectancy in men and women (who live longer) closed from 5.4 years in 2002 to 5.3 years in 2003. The gap as 7.8 years in 1979. The report, “Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2003,” was prepared by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Among the conclusions were record-high life expectancies in several categories:  White males - 75.4 years  Black males - 69.2 years White females - 80.5 years Black females - 76.1 years”
Wisdom 3:2-3 “Their passing away was thought an affliction, and their going forth from us utter destruction, but they are in peace.”
Lector workbook: The “Book of Wisdom is a Jewish text, originally written in Greek, probably composed during the first century A.D. in the Greek community of Jewish Diaspora of Alexandria.”
The dedication of a church is a feast for all its parishioners. St. John Lateran is, in a sense, the parish church of all Catholics, for it is the pope’s parish, the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome. Source:

Enhancing Organizational Performance. By Daniel Druckman, Jerome E. Singer, Harold P. Van Cott, National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance.  Published by National Academies Press, 1997  ISBN 0309053978, 9780309053976     284 pages.   “from 1965 to 1980, the number of scientific articles published per day grew from 3,000 to 8,000, 1 160 percent increase (Huppes, 1987:65).…consider  the accelerating increase in the number of scientific journals recorded by De Solla Price (1963). The first 2 scientific journals appeared in the mid-seventeenth century; by the middle of the eighteenth century there were 10 scientific journals, by 1800 about 100, by 1850 about 1,000.  Recently, Goodstein (1995) stated that there are currently about 40,000”…Even now, a weekday edition of the New York Times contains more information than the average person was likely to come across in a lifetime during the seventeenth century, and it is estimated that today the amount of information available to the average person doubles every five years (Wurman, 1989)”

Wikipedia: As of August 2005, there were over 70 million web servers.  [1]  As of September 2007, there were over 135 million web servers. [2]  According to Technorati, the number of blogs doubles about every 6 months with a total of 35.3 million blogs as of April 2006. [3]

Ezekiel[34:11-12, 15-17] writes “I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark.  I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord God.”


Readings for Season of Time see Readings & Catechism

31st Sunday Ordinary
Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10 If you turn aside from your blessing it will become a curse

1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13 gentle as a nursing mother we shared with you, tirelessly working; you received the word of God from us

Matthew 23:1-12 practice what you preach; be a humble servant

All Saints Day  
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14 vision of a great multitude…every nation, race, people, and tongue/survived the time of great distress/robes washed white in the Blood of the Lamb

1 John 3:1-3 “we are God’s children now”/What we shall be has not been revealed/ we shall be like him/  the world does not know us. Did not know him.

Matthew 5:1-12a Beatitudes –  “The clean of heart will SEE God!”

All Souls Day/Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed  
Wisdom 3:1-9 passing away thought an affliction–but they are in peace. As gold in furnace, he proved them; as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself

Romans 5:5-11 Love of God poured into our hearts through Holy Spirit; God proves love: while we still sinners Christ died for us; we are justified by his blood 

Romans 6:3-9 Baptized into Christ’s death; united in his resurrection; old self crucified with him, death no long has power over Christ  [fear of death]

John 6:37-40 Jesus will not reject anyone who comes to him; it’s the Father’s will not to lose anyone but everyone who sees the Son and believes in him will have eternal life 

32nd Sunday Ordinary
Wisdom 6:12-16 Wisdom is perceived by those who love her; found by those who seek her; vigil for sake of wisdom shall quickly be free from care

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 don’t grieve like those with no hope; we shall always be with the Lord 

Matthew 25:1-13 5 wise & 5 foolish virgins awaiting bridegroom. Wise couldn’t share so as to save for bridegroom. Know no day or hour

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome  
Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 Water flowing out the temple; wherever this river flows–life; the sea shall be made fresh

1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 You are God’s building; foundation: Jesus; You are temple of God: Spirit dwells in you; Temple of God is holy [not in media portrayal]

John 2:13-22 “Zeal for your house will consume me”; Destroy temple & 3 days raised up

33rd Sunday Ordinary
Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Worthy wife is prize to husband, brings good not evil all the days of her life; let her works praise her at city gates

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Re: times & seasons: day of the Lord will come like a thief; stay alert & sober; not “eat, drink & be merry”; exponential knowledge but not necessarily wisdom

Matthew 25:14-30 entrusted with 5, 2, 1 talent; 1 buried; faithful in small matters I will give you great responsibilities, come share master’s joy; fear buries: wicked & lazy; thrown into darkness, wailing and grinding of teeth

Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
Ezekiel 34: 11-12, 15-17 As shepherd will rescue from scattered places when cloudy & dark; will Himself give them rest

1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Christ raised is first fruits of asleep; last enemy destroyed is death

Matthew 25:31-46 He will separate like sheep from goats. Whatever you did for the least you did for me. Those on left: depart into eternal fire prepared for devil & his angels; you did not care for me; what you did not do for least ones you did not do for me