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Monday, January 13, 2020

Mardi Gras Season 2020

Our Winter postings are now concluded. We will begin posting again in the Spring for Lent on February 26 through Lent and the Easter Season. Until then....

We live in an area of the world that celebrates Mardi Gras. The season of Mardi Gras has many connections with the Catholic Church. First of all, the season starts on Epiphany, or "King's Day," when the 3 kings brought the gifts of gold, frankincense and mur to the Christ Child. It is a time when the 3 liturgical seasons of Christmas (gold), Ordinary Time (green) and Lent (purple) come together. The "baby" in the king cake represents the Baby Jesus. The circular formation of the cake represents a crown. Also, it is a time of celebration before the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Please refer to the link for more information about the Christian celebration of Mardi Gras.

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 2020

Today is the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord.
Please refer to the link on the right for more information about this feast.

Readings of the Day:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-38
Matthew 3:13-17

*We have finished our winter postings.
There will be no more postings until February.
We will begin posting again on Ash Wednesday (February 26) and will continue through Lent and the Easter Season.
God's Blessings on you all!!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Seventeenth Day of Christmas 2020

~In ancient times, the Christmas Season lasted from Christmas (Dec. 25 to Candlemas (Feb. 2) Today, the Church views the season to last until The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (3rd Sunday after Christmas). With that in mind, today is the seventeenth day of Christmas. A link has been added with information and activities for today.~

Readings for the Day:
1 John 5:5-13
Psalm 147
Luke 5:12-16

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday after Epiphany 2020

Today is the Sixteenth Day of Christmas. A link to activities for today has been added.

Readings of the Day:
1 John 4:19-5:4
Psalm 72
Luke 4:14-22

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday after Epiphany 2020

Today is the 16th day of Christmas...and the Wednesday after Epiphany.
A link with information about the THREE WISE MEN has been added.

Readings of the Day:
1 John 4:11-18
Psalm 72
Mark 6:45-52

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday after Epiphany 2020

Today is the 15th day after Christmas.
The following site has activities associated with this day:
15th Day of Christmas

Readings of the Day:
1 John 4:7-10
Psalm 72
Mark 6:34-44

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday after Epiphany 2020

Today is the optional memorial of St. Andre Bessette.
A link has been added about this saint.
It is also the traditional day for the Feast of the Epiphany.
Today is the 13th Day of the Christmas Season.

Readings for the Day:
1 John 3:22-4:6
Psalm 2
Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25