EXCITING NEWS: BISHOP PETER F. CHRISTENSEN
is coming to Our Lady of the Valley on Sunday, February 1 for
the 9:30 a.m. Mass!
Come to Mass, meet our new Bishop
and enjoy a reception/coffee hour sponsored by OLV's Women of Faith!!
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The Catholic liturgical year revolves around two feasts: Christmas (and Advent) and Easter (and Lent). They are high holy days because they commemorate the birth and resurrection of the Church's founder, Jesus Christ. The Church calendar also includes what is known as ordinary time - Sundays and weekdays between and preceding Advent and Lent. Ordinary doesn't mean unimportant, dull, boring or bland. Simply, ordinary time is anytime outside the liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. Green is the color of vestments used during ordinary time.