Most Catholics will walk into a candlelight procession this weekend and be completely surprised by it. The Catholic Church blesses and lights candles every year on February 2nd. But because it rarely falls on a Sunday, this important feast has been virtually forgotten. What exactly are we celebrating?
Ordinary 3 – Jesus is the Light of the World. He enters the Temple on the feast of the presentation and two old people greet him. Brenda welcomed the Light and it began to shine within her. Welcome Jesus and you too will be a light in the darkness.
Ordinary 2 -You will not begin to truly live until you have found something, or someone, worth dying for. The earlier missionaries and martyrs of La Florida were willing to die for Christ. Jesus is the point. A life that doesn’t point to Him is pointless.
Baptism of the Lord (A) Part 1 – Jesus gives himself to us in Holy Communion. One way of doing this is called intinction. Part 2 – Jesus is baptized for us. We need to soak in God’s love so that it will squish out everywhere we go.
Epiphany (TEC Retreat Homily) The wise men teach us that a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. How can we life a different life after retreat? By focusing on God whether things are good or bad. Mary will help. *SORRY POOR RECORDING*
The traditional date of Epiphany is January 6, but in the United States it is celebrated on the Sunday between January 2 and January 8. It is sometimes called “Little Christmas” and marks the arrival of the Wise Men (Magi) to the manger in Bethlehem. The custom of blessing homes while recalling the visit of the Magi is celebrated in …
January 1 – Mary had the most deep personal relationship with God that we can imagine. She wants to help make our hearts, and homes, like hers. This year write down a weekly blessing and store it in a quart jar. Ponder God’s gifts in your heart.