THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD



FROM OUR PARISH OFFICE
2019 Offertory Envelopes have been available for some time now. Please do not use any previous year’s envelopes.

There are still envelopes boxes which have not been picked up yet. Please pick them up as soon as possible. Any envelopes that are not picked up by February 25th  will be re-instated in the computer and assigned to new parishioners.

Help us keep our parish database up to date.  To help with updating information please provide Name, Address and Telephone number on the first 3 weeks of January with your 2019 envelope contributions and we will update the database accordingly. This will also help with identifying donations being posted with envelope numbers to match family registrations.

2018 Tax Receipts will be available at the end of the month.

THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD


Perhaps you’ve been wondering …. about the Feast of the Epiphany?

This feast was traditionally the 12th day of Christmas and was celebrated on January 6th.  The word Epiphany means to “show” or “reveal”.  The Canadian church has chosen to celebrate this feast on the closest Sunday so that we can all fully share in the celebration.  This feast, as with all our feast days, is a teaching tool for an important aspect of our understanding of the church’s mission.  The Magi who brought gifts to the child Jesus were the first Gentiles to acknowledge Jesus as “King” and so were the first to “show” or “reveal” Jesus to a wider world as the incarnate Christ.  The day is now observed as a time of focusing on the mission of the church in reaching others by “showing Jesus as the Savior of all people.  It is also a time of focusing on healing the divisions of prejudice and bigotry that we all too often create between God’s children.