My Dear Friends,
This weekend, Catholic Christians celebrate the ancient Feast of the Epiphany. In the Gospel of Matthew, we read, “And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2: 9-11).
The Three Kings will visit the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary this Sunday, January 7th, at the 12:30 p.m. Mass. Following the Mass, they will have little gifts for all the children.
Also during this week, Catholic Christians of the United States of America celebrate National Migration Week.
The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Justice for Immigrants.” During this week, the Church reminds us of the Christian commandment to “Welcome the Stranger,” one of the criterion on which we shall be judged.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
– Father Bob