Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord.
We will follow our usual Mass schedule with the addition of a special liturgy for the blessing of Holy Water on Saturday evening before the Vigil Mass.
- Jan 1 – 6:00 PM | Epiphany Blessing of Holy Water
- Jan 1 – 7:00 PM | Vigil Mass (Spanish)
- Jan 2 – 8:30 AM | Mass (English)
- Jan 2 – 11:30 AM | Mass (English)
We will have blessed chalk available after all the Masses for people to take home and use for the Epiphany home blessing.
Holy Water Blessing
There is a special tradition of blessing holy water on the vigil of Epiphany. This blessing involves a litany of the saints, the singing of psalms, and exorcisms of the salt and water to be blessed. Father will be blessing one large drum of water. Parishioners are encouraged to bring empty containers to fill after the blessing with holy water for use in their homes. We will also have blessed salt available for people to take home. Holy water and blessed salt are both very powerful sacramentals that can be used for prayer and spiritual protection in your homes throughout the year.
Epiphany Home Blessing
Another Epiphany tradition is the blessing of homes, using chalk blessed for this purpose to mark the doors with the names of the three magi as a witness of our faith and for protection against evil. Blessed chalk, along with instructions for how to use it to bless your home, will be available after all Epiphany Masses. You can also find the prayers for the home blessing online, at the link below.
From the CatholicCulture.org web site: