Today is the feast of Christ’s Epiphany. I shall be in the local Catholic Primary school this morning to offer Mass and so the usual 10am Mass at St. Anselm’s has been cancelled. Don’t forget that, this being a major feast, Friday abstinence is put aside and you are free to eat meat and be merry! My children were delighted to be given a chocolate with their breakfast this morning.
This coming Sunday we will celebrate the Epiphany in Church and the ancient customs associated with the feast will be observed; the feasts of the year will be pronounced from the pulpit and blessed chalk will be distributed, with which the faithful can mark their homes. We will also travel to the crib during the final hymn to note the arrival of the magi to replace the homebound shepherds.
A very happy Epiphany to all readers of the blog.