"Basically, Ordinary Time encompasses that part of the Christian year that does not fall within the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter.
"The Catholic Church celebrates two periods of the year as Ordinary Time. The first period begins after the Feast Baptism of the Lord (the Sunday after The Epiphany) has ended. . . This first period of Ordinary Time runs until the Tuesday evening before Ash Wednesday.
"The Second period of Ordinary Time runs from the Monday after Pentecost until Evening Prayer is said the night before Advent begins. This includes Christ the King Sunday, the final Sunday of Ordinary Time. In some denominations, the Sundays of the second period of Ordinary Time are numbered "Sundays After Pentecost.
"Ordinary time does not need to be 'ordinary,' and is not somehow a 'break' from the Liturgical Year. The opposite is actually true: Ordinary Time celebrates 'the mystery of Christ in all its aspects.' "
Monday / Week I Prayer
may everything we do
begin with your inspiration
and continue with your saving help.
Let our work always find its origin in you
and through you reach completion.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen
The Liturgy of the Hours
- Iinformation above taken from: www.churchyear.net