News – The Epiphany Year B, 7 January 2018

Feast Days this week

Sunday, The Epiphany of the Lord
The earliest Christmas feast, originating in the East in the third century and passing to the West in the fourth century. It celebrates the divine ‘manifestation’ or ‘coming’.

In the East it commemorates the baptism of the Lord and in the West the visit of the Magi. The mystery of
the incarnation is now revealed to everyone in the world represented by those wise men from foreign lands.

Monday, The Baptism of the Lord
Drawing from the Eastern tradition of Epiphany, the West has remembered the Baptism of the Lord on the octave of the Epiphany since the eighth century.

Formally introduced into the Roman calendar in 1960 on the Sunday after the Epiphany, it now concludes the Christmas season. It commemorates the revelation of Jesus as God’s beloved Son, the Christ, anointed by the Spirit.

Thursday Adoration—Important Notice

Fr Jeronimo would like to thank all Thursday Adoration attendees for your commitment to this special quiet time with the Lord which is very important.

To allow some holiday time to everyone, we advise that the Thursday Adoration will cease from Thursday, 4 January 2018 and WILL re-commence on Thursday, 8 February 2018.

Happy holidays to everyone.

Family Fast

For those interested in donating to this fund, marked envelopes are at the back of the church. They can be
put into the second collection basket at Mass.

Money donated goes towards local or overseas projects, such as people requiring disaster relief assistance during cyclones, bushfires, floods etc.

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