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January 17, 2021

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17 January
Feast of St. Anthony of the Desert

Were it not a Sunday today we would be celebrating the Father of Christian Monasticism: St. Anthony of the Desert. He was born in Egypt about the middle of the third century. His wealthy parents died when he was twenty years old. Instead of keeping his inheritance, Anthony gave it away and dedicated himself to a life of prayer and penance.

Long before this it had been usual for Christians to practice asceticism, abstain from marriage and exercising themselves in self-denial, fasting, prayer, and works of piety; but this they had done in the midst of their families, and without leaving house or home. Later on, in Egypt, such ascetics lived in huts, in the outskirts of the towns and villages, and this was the common practice about 270, when Anthony withdrew from the world.

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January 10, 2021

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Baptism of the Lord

Ordinary Form 10 January 2020 Isaiah 42,1-4.6-7 or 55,1-11 Psalm 29,1-2.3-4.3.9-10 Acts 10,34-38 or 1John5,1-9 John 1,29-34

Extraordinary Form 13 January 2020 Isaiah 60,1-6 Isaiah 60,6.1 Mark 1,7-11

Baptism of the Lord, Juan Fernandez Navarette

Baptism of Christ
Juan Fernandez Navarette
1568
Museo del Prado, Madrid

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January 3, 2021

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Solemnity of the Epiphany

There is no feast for the Flight into Egypt. Had we celebrated last Sunday the Feast of the Holy Family then we would have heard that passage from the Gospel of Matthew which describes their narrow escape from Herod: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23. Below is the text. The intermediate verses recount the Massacre of the Holy Innocents, which the Church celebrates a week earlier on December 28. Just as puzzling, in the Extraordinary Form, the Gospel account of the Flight into Egypt is read on the Vigil of Epiphany. Anyway, here is Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23:

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December 27, 2020

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Oh happy fault!

After consulting with the Diocesan Office of Liturgy we found out that we are indeed permitted to celebrate today the Feast Day of our parish patron, St. John even though the rest of the world will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Holy Family and/or the Sunday in the Octave of Christmas.

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December 20, 2020

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On behalf of Fr. Melmer, Fr. Alemão and Mr. Charles Wilton, I wish you a blessed and happy Christmas for all the eight days of the Octave, all twelve days of Christmastide, all forty days until Candlemas and especially on the third day.

December 27 is the Feast Day of our parish patron, St. John. This year the third day of Christmas falls on Sunday, which in the Ordinary Mass will be the Solemnity of the Holy Family and in the Extraordinary Form is the Sunday in the Octave of Christmas, both of which are admittedly more significant that St. John no matter how beloved he happens to be, which is considerable.

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