“Epiphany” is a Greek word that means “to show forth or manifest”. It celebrates the showing forth of Jesus not simply to Israel, but to the whole world as symbolized by these visitors from the east. The predominant meaning of this feast is that Jesus welcomes everyone.
You might say I already know that Jesus came for everyone. But do we realize that means EVERYONE ! He loves the loser, the nerd, the person in the 10-items-or-less check out line who has more than 20 items. He even loves the driver who speeds around us impatiently only to get stopped at the red light but does not move on the green because they are texting. I know it’s hard to believe, but Jesus even loves them. Over and over Jesus will preach that he came for everyone, people of every nation.
That means he even came for me ! That’s often hard to understand, because I don’t feel worthy of his love. The fact is he came for all people no matter what culture, no matter what age, no matter how worthy or unworthy. And yes that includes me !
My job is to live as though I believe it !!
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.