Make Her Known

ORDINARY TIME: After the feast of Pentecost which fell on May 31, the Church’s liturgical calendar changed from the Season of Easter to Ordinary Time. Many people might have missed this fact because the liturgical colour for Ordinary Time – green – is not used on the first two Sundays of this phase of the season.

The Easter colour of white is continued because two solemnities – Holy Trinity and The Body and Blood of Christ – are celebrated on the Sundays following Pentecost.

The name “Ordinary Time” for that part of the church year outside the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter is perhaps rather an unfortunate term. The word “ordinary” commonly means something that is unexceptional or uninteresting. However, the word “ordinary” as used in “Ordinary Time” means that the Sundays after the seasons of Christmas and Easter are counted in order, using ordinal numbers.

It is best to think of Ordinary Time as one of the liturgical seasons – the longest season of the church year. Its liturgical colour of green points to our Christian hope and life, entering into the mystery of Christ in all its fullness.


Ordinary Time enables us to devote ourselves to exploring the mystery of Christ in all its aspects and to celebrate the presence of God in the ordinary patterns of human life.


(Ref. "Liturgy Brisbane")

21 September 2020, St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, Feast; Lit Colour: Red; 

  • 1st Reading: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 18:1-3, 4-5; Gospel: Mt 9:9-13.​​
  • Audio of Readings above.

Ordinary Time: 9th Week after the Easter Season (from Monday, 1 June 2020) to 34th Week, end of Year A (on Saturday, 28 November 2020).

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20 September 2020, 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green 

  • 1st Reading: Is 55:6-9; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 144:2-3, 6-9, 17-18; 2nd Reading: Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Gospel: Mt 20:1-16a.​​
  • Audio of Readings above.

19 September 2020, Saturday, 24th Week, Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green OR Red: St. Januarius, Bishop & Martyr; OR White or green: Saturday Mass of Our Lady, memorials.

  • 1st Reading: 1 Cor 15:12-20; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 16:1, 6-7, 8 and 15; Gospel: Lk 8:1-3.​​
  • Audio of Readings above.

" As Jesus was walking on from there he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, 'Follow me.' And he got up and followed him."


- Matthew 9:9

Mass Readings

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ipoh, Malaysia


[Ref. Daily Readings: Universalis.com; Bible Quotes: oremus Bible Browser;  Reflections (1): CatholicCulture.org; (2) OMPH Spiritual Health]

Address: 1 Jalan Serindek, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Tel: (60) 05 5458220; Email: omphip@gmail.com

18 September 2020, Friday, 24th Week, Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green 

  • 1st Reading: 1 Cor 15:12-20; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 16:1, 6-7, 8 and 15; Gospel: Lk 8:1-3.​​
  • ​Audioof Readings above.

""A sealed glass vial containing a dark unknown substance, allegedly the clotted blood of San Gennaro (St Januarius), is shown several times a year to a packed crowd in the Cathedral of Napoli (Naples). Whilst the container is being handled during a solemn ceremony, the solid mass suddenly liquefies before everybody's eyes. This well-documented phenomenon is still regarded as unexplained by believers and sceptics alike."


from "The blood of St. Januarius"