January 3rd, 2021(The Epiphany)
Jan. 3rd, 2021
The Epiphany of the Lord
"We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage."
"When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.
Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh."
And by the light of that same star. Three wise men came from country far, To seek for a king was their intent, And to follow the star wherever it went. Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel!
Let us Pray
May the splendor of your majesty, O Lord, we pray, shed its light upon our hearts, that we may pass through the shadows of this world and reach the brightness of our eternal home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with your in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Bible Readings can be read
PSALMS 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13
EPHESIANS 3:2-3, 5-6
All hymns are from the Breaking Bread hymnals. Song sheets available.
Gathering: BB: 105 We Three Kings of Orient are.
Presentation: BB: 109 The First Nowell
Communion: BB: 96 What Child is This
Sending Forth: BB: 107 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
Saturday: 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday from 4:00-4:45 p.m., with Mass starting at 5:00 p.m.. Holy Hour Tuesday and Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
(Tradition of Epiphany door blessing with chalk is symbol of hope in 2021)
The blessing involves taking simple chalk, usually blessed by a parish priest, and scrawling doorways with symbolic numbers and letters — this year: “20+C M B 21.”
The numbers represent the current year and the letters stand for the first letters of the traditional names of the magi: Caspar (sometimes spelled “Kaspar”), Melchior and Balthazar. The letters are also an abbreviation for “Christus Mansionem Benedicat,” Latin for
“May Christ bless this dwelling.”
More info on the Blessing, see: (
Please continue to pray for all affected by the Corona Virus, those afflicted, may they receive healing and deliverance, those most vulnerable, may the holy angels watch over them, for those tending to their care, ma
y they receive strength and those that have died, May they thru the Mercy of God Rest in Peace.
Next Sunday is the feast of the "Baptism of the Lord" The end of the Christmas Season and the start of Ordinary Time.
St. Martin de Porres Church
on Saturday, January 2 at 12:22PM