Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ipoh, Malaysia

" I in my turn, after carefully going over the whole story from the beginning, have decided to write an ordered account for you, Theophilus, so that your Excellency may learn how well founded the teaching is that you have received"

- Luke 1:3-4

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

Address: 19-21 Jalan La Salle, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Tel: (60) 5458220

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18 October 2019, St. Luke, Evangelist, feast; Lit. Colour: Red.

  • 1st Reading: 2 Tim 4:10-17b; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 144:10-11, 12-13ab, 17-18; Gospel: Lk 10:1-9.

ORDINARY TIME: After the feast of Pentecost which fell on June 9, 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")

Oridnary Time (after the Easter Season): 10 June to 30 December 2019.

"I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I love who rose again because of us."

- St. Ignatius of Antioch (from "Brainy Quotes")

NOTE: This page is under preparation.

17 October 2019, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr, memorial; Lit. Colour: Red.

  • 1st Reading: Rom 3:21-30a; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 129:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a; Gospel: Lk 11:47-54.

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