Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ordinary Time Resumes - Décès de Mgr René Audet

Ordinary Time
Yesterday, the Church resumed Ordinary Time, an "ordered" series of weeks that lies outside the major liturgical seasons. Ordinary Time helps disciples relate all their days and activities to the sovereignty of Christ Jesus, our Lord, the Lord of History. 

Accordingly, we are now in the 11th Week in Ordinary Time; hence this week's prayer is offered below.




Our Canadian Liturgical Ordo and the Publication Living with Christ prefer to alternate the prayers for the 34 weeks of Ordinary Time, while other missalette booklets (such as Magnificat) stick with the given week's prayer several times in the course of a week (saints days, when they occur, add sufficient variety in most weeks). 

Such repetition helps shape those participating in the liturgy within the spirit of a particular prayer whose depths one can gradually plumb as it is prayer repeatedly.

Here are some further notes on Ordinary Time from cyberfaith.com.

 
The term "Ordinary Time" may be misleading. In the context of the liturgical year the term "ordinary" does not mean "usual or average." Ordinary here means "not seasonal."

Ordinary Time is that part of the Liturgical Year that lies outside the seasons of Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas.

In Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the mystery of Christ not in one specific aspect but in all its aspects. The readings during the liturgies of Ordinary Time help to instruct us on how to live out our Christian faith in our daily lives.

For Ordinary Time, readings for the Liturgy of the Word have been chosen for thirty-four Sundays and the weeks following them.

However, some years have only thirty-three weeks of Ordinary Time.

Further, since the Christmas Season ends on a Sunday with the Baptism of the Lord, and the Easter Season ends with Pentecost Sunday, two weeks in Ordinary Time do not have a corresponding Sunday.

In addition, some Sundays of Ordinary Time are superceded by a solemnity that coincides with a Sunday, e.g., The Most Holy Trinity or Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year.

Ordinary Time in the Church's year occurs in two sections.

The first part begins on the Monday following the Christmas season, which ends with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on the Sunday following January 6.

It lasts through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.

Ordinary Time resumes after the Easter Season, on the Monday after Pentecost, and continues until evening prayer on the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent.

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Collect for the
Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
O God, from whom all good things come, grant that we who call on you in our need may at your prompting discern what is right, and by your guidance do it. Through our Lord.

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LATE BISHOP AUDET OF JOLIETTE
HAD BEEN OTTAWA AUXILIARY

Bishop Audet, left, with his successor, Joliette Bishop Gilles Lussier

The Most Reverend René Audet, Bishop Emeritus of Joliette, died on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the age of 91. Born in Montreal, he was ordained priest on May 30, 1948.

Consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa on July 31, 1963, he was named on January 3, 1968, Fourth Bishop of Joliette , where he served until his retirement in October 1990.

During his episcopal ministry, he served as a member of several CCCB ad hoc Committees and Commissions, including the then French Sector Commission for Christian Education.

Visitation will be at the Cathedral of Joliette, Monday June 20, at 10:00 am; followed by the funeral at 2:00 pm, presided by Bishop Gilles Lussier.

As well as his diocesan family, Bishop Audet leaves his brother Maurice, a priest in the Archdiocese of Montreal.

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Décès de Mgr René Audet,
autrefois évêque auxiliaire d’Ottawa


Mgr René Audet est décédé dimanche, le 12 juin 2011. Le quatrième évêque du diocèse de Joliette est né en 1920 à Montréal. Il y sera ordonné prêtre en 1948 par Mgr Joseph Charbonneau pour ensuite entreprendre son ministère à Rouyn-Noranda à titre de vicaire paroissial, aumônier auprès des malades et conseiller moral des syndicats de mineurs.

Nomme évêque auxiliaire d’Ottawa le 21 mai 1963, il était vicaire général du diocèse d'Ottawa depuis quatre ans et demi lorsque le Vatican l'a nommé évêque du diocèse de Joliette en janvier 1968.

Membre de plusieurs commissions et comités au sein de la Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada, Mgr Audet a été, bien malgré lui, témoin de l'ouverture généralisée des commerces le dimanche.

Celui-ci estimait que le dimanche devait être un jour privilégié, un temps d'arrêt, pour permettre aux couples et aux familles de relaxer et de se ressourcer.

Homme aussi généreux que réservé, Mgr Audet a laissé son nom à un HLM de la paroisse Sainte-Thérèse.

Les Lanaudois se souviendront qu'il prenait soin de sa santé par de longues marches dans la paroisse Cathédrale. De sa retraite, en 1990, jusqu'en 2000, Mgr Audet résidait à l'évêché de la rue Saint-Charles-Borromée.

Outre sa grande famille diocésaine, le défunt laisse dans le deuil un frère, Maurice, prêtre du diocèse de Montréal.

Un communiqué signale que la dépouille mortelle sera exposée en chapelle ardente en la Cathédrale de Joliette, le lundi 20 juin, à compter de 10 heures. Les funérailles y seront célébrées à 14 heures par son successeur, Mgr Gilles Lussier. Inhumation au cimetière de Joliette.

R.I.P.

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