Laudetur Iesus Christus! Christmas/Epiphany season continues in the Traditional Latin Mass this Sunday, with the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany and the wedding feast at Cana.
As Dom Prosper Gueranger noted in his book, The Liturgical Year, Epiphany season commemorates the 3 manifestations of Christ: His appearance to the Magi (January 6); His manifestation to the public at His baptism (January 13); and lastly on the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, His manifestation at the wedding feast at Cana, which marks the beginning of his public ministry (Sunday’s Gospel reading). Fisheaters.com mentions it as well: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany1.html
The three great theophanies or divine manifestations honored in this season—namely, the visit of the Magi, the baptism in the Jordan, and the wedding of Cana—are given their full individual due, without haste, without unseemly compression or alternation. Indeed, there is a leisurely feel to this Epiphany season, a sense of time suspended. It is as if Holy Mother Church, like a mother watching her children grow up too fast, cannot quite resign herself to parting from the young Christ.
With marriage under attack in today’s culture, attending this Sunday’s Traditional Latin Mass, St. Ann parish/12:30pm is a great way to pray for the sanctity of marriage, and its restoration in our society. Please join us.
Below is some other Latin Mass news and events:
Traditional Moral Theology webinar – Tuesday January 21, 7pm EST: Our Latin Mass friends at UnaVoce Georgia are organizing a webinar/conference call next Tuesday to help provide some traditional catechesis on moral theology. The webinar will be given by a Benedictine Monk, Father John Paul Hesler, OSB (from St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, PA) and is intended to provide the faithful some sound basics on moral theology (something we’ve been lacking over the last 40-50 years). It’s open to anyone to join. To call in free and participate in this live conference, call (605) 313-5111 and enter access code of 725-230. For more info please visit: http://unavoceofga.blogspot.com/2020/01/georgia-catholics-conference-call.html
January 22nd – national day of prayer & penance: The U.S. Bishops declared January 22nd, the anniversary of legalized abortion in the U.S. as a day of prayer & penance to end abortion. The Bishops encourage the faithful to choose either prayer, fasting, or alms giving (the individual chooses). Since many Latin Mass devotees are also involved in pro-life efforts, we wanted to share this information.
Mass cancellation next Friday January 24: The 7am Friday Latin Mass at St. Ann is canceled on January 24 due to Father traveling to DC for the March for Life.
Epiphany Celebration recap: The Catholic News Herald published a recap of many of the Epiphany celebrations around the area including the St. Ann/CLMC celebrations: http://catholicnewsherald.com/88-news/fp/5336-celebrating-epiphany
Candlemas – Feast of the Purification, Sunday February 2nd, 12:30pm (St. Ann): Please mark your calendars for a special celebration of Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Purification, which is known as a day of purification, renewal, and hope. The tradition was for Catholics to bring all their candles for the year in to be blessed on this feast day and Fr. Reid has kindly agreed to bless your candles after Mass. There still might be time to order 100% unbleached beeswax candles at this company which Chris recommends: Lux Candle Company
To learn more about this feast day visit: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html