Come What May: Integrating Baptismal Realities Alongside Other Ones - Marc Neleson (summary)
The summary of an article on thoughtful ways to integrate the calendar of the church with civic holidays, focusing particularly on the month of May.
The challenge of two calendars
The month of May poses certain risks to many preachers. May is a subtle month in the liturgical calendar. With Advent and Lent behind you, it seems as though the big celebrations of the Church are complete. Yet, most months of May not only hold Ascension Day but Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. In the calendar that seeks to tell the story of the drama of redemption, these three festivals in the life of the Church are large, grand and significant. Getting these “in”, and doing them justice before school is out and summer vacations begin often makes May a glorious, but demanding month.