A B C Liturgical Seasons

Liturgical Years

For Sundays and other special days throughout the church year, there are three sets of readings assigned for the day. These readings are assigned to Liturgical Years A, B, and C. Years which are evenly divisible by 3 are assigned year C, such as 2019.  Bear in mind that Liturgical Years start on the first Sunday of Advent of the previous year, so December 1, 2016 starts Liturgical Year A which continues during 2017 until December 1, 2017 which starts Liturgical Year B which continues during 2018 until December 1 2018 which starts Liturgical Year C which continues during 2019.

Quick Reference:         

Year A  12/2016-11/2017, 2019-2020, 2022-23

Year B  12/2017-11/2018,  2020-2021, 2023-24 

Year C  12/2015-11/2016, 2018-19, 2021-22

Liturgical Seasons of the Years The seasons of the liturgical year begin with Advent, a time of preparation (4 weeks) for the Christmas season. The Christmas season celebrates the birth of Jesus (on December 25) and continues until the Baptism of Our Lord. This is followed by the first of two periods of Ordinary Time, which continues until Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time of penitence leading to the Paschal Triduum after the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. The Triduum is the three days before Easter. Easter Sunday marks the start of the Easter season, which continues as a time of celebration until Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost Sunday marks the start of the second period of Ordinary Time, which continues until the Advent season begins again.Living Seasons of Change take the readings for the particular calendar month of each of the three years and witnesses that they tie together to share a particular message of the Good News.  Each show is titled according to the main theme of the month. Finding the current Liturgical  Living Seasons of Change  To access the program outline and references for the following Seasons of Living Change choose the page link to the right of this page.  For a short description of the shows click On the air To listen to the audio or to download link to  Padua Media Catholic Radio  and Living Seasons or Audio Archives. 

Living Seasons of Change by Liturgical Year Cycles and Month:                         

Cycle A     

December      Season of Waiting [Advent]  

January          Season of Foundations [Epiphany, Baptism, Mary] 

February        Season of Hope [weeks 1-4 Lent]

March/April   Season of Salvation [Lent, Holy Wk, Easter, Mercy Sunday]

April/May      Season of More [Easter]

May/June       Season of Glory [solemnities]

June/July        Season of Apostleship [wks 9-12]

July                Season of Discover [wks 14-17]

August           Season of Following Jesus [wks 18-22]

September     Season of Agreement [wks 23-26]

October         Season of the Greatest Commandment [wks 27-30]

November     Season of Time [All Saints-Christ the King]

Cycle B

December     Season of Preparation [Advent]

January         Season of New Beginning [Epiphany]

February       Season of Walking with Jesus [wks 4-7]

March           Season of Cross Purposes

April             Season of Witness [Holy Week, Easter

May              Season of the Name [Mercy Sunday, Ascension, Pentecost]

June              Season of Signs [Trinity, Body & Blood, wks 12-13]

July               Season of Patterns [wk 13-17

August          Season of Living Bread [wks 18-21]

September    Season of Mark of Discipleship [wks 22-26]

October        Season of Vocation [wks 27-30]

November     Season of Forever [All Saints, 31-33, Christ the King]


December       Season of Holiness-Advent  Also: Advent Reflections Retreat

February          Season of Sharing [5-7th Ordinary]

March              Season of Repentance- Lent

Also:  Way of the Cross

April                 Season of the Sacrifice-Holy Week

April                 Season of Joy and Life-Easter

May                  Season of the Spirit-Pentecost

June                  Season of Solemnities- Trinity, Corpus Christi, Birth of John the Baptist

July                   Season of Journey [13-17th Ordinary]

August              Season of Treasure [18-21st Ordinary]

September        Season of Acceptance [22-26th Ordinary]

October            Season of Faith  [27-30th Ordinary]

November         Season of Kingdom-Christ the King 

Living Seasons of Change by Liturgical Season:    

Season of Waiting (Advent A)    Season of Preparation (Advent B)       Season of Holiness (Advent C)          

Season of Foundation (Epiphany A); Season of New Beginning (Epiphany B); Season of Manifestation (Epiphany C)

Season of Traveling with Jesus (Wk 4-7 Ord B); Season of Sharing (Weeks 3-7 Ordinary C)

Season of Hope (Lent A); Season of Cross Purposes (Lent B); Season of Repentance (Lent C)

Season of Salvation (Holy Week, Easter A);Season of More (Easter A); Season of Witness (Holy Week, Easter B);  Season of Joy & Life (Easter C)

Season of Glory (Pentecost & Trinity A); Season of Power (Ascension & Pentecost B); Season of the Spirit (Pentecost C)

Season of Apostleship (Wks 9-12 Ordinary A); Season of Signs (Trinity, Body & Blood, 12-13 Ord B); Season of Solemnities (Trinity, Body & Blood C)

Season of Discovery (Weeks 14-17 Ordinary A); Season of Patterns (Weeks  14-17 Ordinary B); Season of Journey (Weeks 13-17 Ordinary C)

Season of Following Jesus (Weeks 18-22 Ord A); Season of Living Bread (Weeks 18-21 Ordinary B); Season of Treasure (Weeks 18-21 Ordinary C)

Season of Agreement (Weeks 23-26 Ordinary A); Season of Mark of the Disciple (Weeks 22-26 Ord B); Season of Acceptance (Weeks 22-26 Ordinary C)

Season of Greatest Commandment (Weeks 27-30 Ord A); Season of Vocation (Weeks 27-30 Ordinary B); Season of Faith (Weeks 27-30 Ordinary C)

Season of Time (All Saints-Christ the King A); Season of Forever (All Saints-Christ the King B); Season of the Kingdom (All Saints-Christ the King C)




To be 6 again


Just a little humor for your Sunday 😉


George was a thoughtful husband. He wanted to give his wife something special for her birthday which was coming up soon. As he sat on the edge of the bed, he watched his wife turning back and forth and looking at herself in the mirror. “Reta,” he said, “What would you like for your birthday?”

His wife continued to look at herself and said, “I’d like to be six again.”

George knew just what to do. On the big day, he got up early and made his wife a bowl of Fruit Loops. Then he took her to an amusement park where they rode all the rides. Five hours later, Reta’s stomach felt upside down and her head was reeling. Never the less, George took her to McDonald’s and bought her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake. Next, it was a movie with popcorn, soda and her favorite candy.

As Reta wobbled into the house that evening and flopped on the bed, George asked her, “Well, Dear, what was it like to be six again?”

Reta looked up at him. Her expression changed. She said, “I meant my dress size!”

(You really have to give this guy an A+ for effort. 😉


Our Brown Scapular Enrollment


This evening Son,and I was Enrolled in the brown Scapular 🙂

For anyone not sure what the brown Scapular is I will explain..

To be eligible for THE SCAPULAR PROMISE, one must be enrolled in the Family of Carmel.
This is a simple ceremony, which takes only a moment and can be done by any Carmelite or
duly authorized priest. The words used by the priest when enrolling a person in the
Confraternity of the Scapular are as follows:

Priest – Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.

Respondent – And grant us Thy salvation.

Priest – Lord, hear my prayer.

Respondent – And let my cry come unto Thee.

Priest – The Lord be with you.

Respondent – And also with you.

Priest – Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, sanctify by Thy power these scapulars,
which for love of Thee and for love of Our lady of Mount Carmel, Thy servants will wear devoutly,
so that through the intercession of the same Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and protected against
the evil spirit, they persevere until death in Thy grace. Thou who lives and reigns world without
end.  Amen.


Receive this blessed Scapular and beseech the Blessed Virgin that through Her merits, you
may  wear it without stain. May it defend you against all adversity and accompany you to eternal
life. Amen.


I, by the power vested in me, admit you to participate in all the spiritual benefits obtained
through the mercy of Jesus Christ by the Religious Order of Mount Carmel.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

May God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and earth, bless you, He who has deigned to join you
to the confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Of Mount Carmel; we beseech Her to crush the head
of the ancient serpent so that you my enter into possession of your eternal heritage, through
Christ our Lord.

Respondent – Amen.

The first Scapular must be blessed and imposed by a Priest using the (above) formula
contained in the Roman ritual for reception into the Confraternity of the Scapular.

If you would like to read up more on it, here is a link 🙂

Brown Scapular




Never Forget Who You Belong To


Sometimes the enemy of our souls works extra hard to derail us, taunting and tormenting us with lies straight from the pit of his dwelling place — hell. But we need not fear! Even when our days seem darker than dark, we have something to hold on to — our Heavenly Father and the FACT the TRUTH that we are indeed His precious and powerful daughters.

Just remind the devil of where he’s headed and who has won the battle. We have defeated him by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. That’s something to rejoice over.

So straighten your crown, tighten your amor, pick up that sword and shield and kick satan’s you-know-what with God’s Truth.

Revelation 12:10-11

10:Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Salvation and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the accuser, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. 11: They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word to which they bore witness, because even in the face of death they did not cling to life.

Put on the Armour of God (prayer format)


Putting on the Armor of God Prayer

Dear Lord, I come before you today to put on the spiritual armor that You have so generously provided for your Princess Warriors, and that means me.

First, I put on the Belt of Truth, buckled securely around my waist, for it is Your truth that sets me free. I then put on the Breastplate of Righteousness that covers my heart and emotions and shows I am in right standing with You. My feet are shod in the preparation of the Gospel of Peace, and I take those feet and tread on serpents and scorpions, while bringing peace and love, not anger and discord wherever I may travel this day. I firmly take hold of the Shield of Faith, and use it to quench every fiery arrow the devil may fire at me, and I take the Sword of the Spirit, which is Your precious and powerful Word, and I use it to pierce through the enemy’s wicked plans. For Your Word states, all I must do is submit myself to You, Lord, and tell the devil to flee, and he must go. So, be gone. devil, in the NAME OF JESUS!

I choose to follow my Heavenly King this day. May I serve You with joy and perseverance, living boldly and lovingly as Your Princess Warrior. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, I pray, Amen.