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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Jun 05, 2023

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. Trained in business and accounting, he also holds a Master of Divinity and a Master’s in moral theology. …


We all have routines, necessary but dull. We brush our teeth in the mornings, wash, feed the kids, and drive to work according to schedule. Variety is the spice of life. So, we break up our routines with birthday parties, vacations, weddings—even funerals. But a closer inspection reveals that these breaks in our rituals—such as birthday parties—are also routines of everyday life.

The life of the Church has similar routines.

The Sacred Liturgy is routine. The liturgical year relives the Apostles’ Creed and includes Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter, the Ascension, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, and the feast of Christ the King.  …

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