The Weekend of January 5-6
by Adam Mumm
Father Paul joins us as we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord.
In the Readings
First Reading Isaiah 60:1-3
In the First Reading, Isaiah tells Jerusalem to rise because the light has come. The glory of God shines down on us. Darkness may cover the earth, but the Lord shines on us. Isaiah tells us to rise and be glad for the blessings of the Lord.
Second Reading Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6
In the Second Reading, Paul tells us that the mystery of God’s grace has been revealed to the apostles and prophets by the Holy Spirit. He also says that the Gentiles are members of the same Body of Christ and also deserve the promise in Jesus Christ through the Gospel.
Gospel Matthew 2:1-12
In the Gospel, wise men from the East followed a star and come to Jerusalem asking the see the newborn king of the Jews. Herod and Jerusalem are troubled. Herod sends them to Bethlehem to find the king and wants them to be told when they find him. The wise men follow the star to Bethlehem where it stops over the place where Jesus is with Mary. They worship Jesus and give Him gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh. They are warned in a dream not to return to Herod, so they leave for home by another way.
Father Paul’s Homily
Copies of Father Paul’s homily are available in the main entrance to the church. You can also read it online here.
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