Happy Monday to one and all.
This is my first day back at the associate publisher desk here at WLP. I had a wonderful Christmas break and feel re-energized for this New Year. I hope and pray that your Christmas Season is unfolding with joy and peace.
I am usually at the annual meeting of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy and the North American Academy of Liturgy at this time of year, but I will not be attending either meeting this year. So, yesterday was the first time I have celebrated Epiphany with my parish, St. James, here on the near South Side of Chicago. It was a great celebration. Don't you think Epiphany has one of the greatest sets of readings of the liturgical year?
It has become a tradition at St. James that the magi drop by for a little visit after the announcements, and yesterday was no exception. Led by a young man holding a large star affixed on the top of a long pole, the magi followed the star throughout the hall as we all sang We Three Kings. We do things a little differently at St. James. There were four magi: two women and two men. And they gave gifts to everyone as they left the hall. It was a great way to celebrate this wonderful feast.
Well, folks, I began writing this blog entry at 8:15 this morning. It is now 4:15 and this is my first revisit to the computer - just one of those days.
Stay tuned tomorrow for another installment of "New Translation Tuesday."
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.