Monday, January 4, 2010

Star of Wonder

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.

1 comment:

Alan Hommerding said...

Congratulations to St. James parish for being faithful to the Gospel! Matthew's Gospel (the inerrant text we have about the visit of the magi) gives us neither number nor gender. No place are they ever named as "kings" and the only thing Matthew says there were three of were the kinds of gifts!