Gus rather enjoyed his role as Balthasar in the school nativity play this year. His line ‘we have come to worship the new born King’ was a fitting reminder of our devotional obligation during Christmastide.
This Sunday we celebrate the visitation of the magi in Church for it will be the feast of the Epiphany. To honour it we shall hold a special carol service at 6:30pm to which all are warmly invited. It will be followed by refreshment. The Advent and Christmas carol services were delightful. Do let us ensure, via our presence, that the final carol service is also a success.
At the 8am, 9:15am and 11am Mass, as is our parish custom, we shall bless and distribute Epiphany chalk which is then taken to our homes to mark them out for the Lord. And during Mass the movable feasts for the year will be intoned. A reminder that we have an obligation to be present in church for the great feasts of the Christian year. What a gift they are to the faithful!