Feast of the Epiphany

Join us to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. This feast commemorating the Adoration of the Magi is celebrated in the Extraordinary Form on Friday, January 6th although it is transferred to Sunday in the United States for the Ordinary Form.

Epiphany at Cantius
The Magi at the Nativity at St. John Cantius Church

Sunday, January 8th

Ordinary Form: Feast of the Epiphany, Transferred
Extraordinary Form: Feast of the Holy Family

7:30 pm — Tridentine Low Mass (Extraordinary Form)
9:00 am — English Mass (Ordinary Form)
11:00 am — Latin Mass (Ordinary Form) with Choir
12:30 am — Tridentine Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form) with Choir

Music for 11:00 am and 12:30 pm Masses:

St. Cecilia Choir
Pastoralmesse in G, Colin Mawby
Transeamus, Colin Mawby
Reges Tharsis, Joseph von Eybler
Videntes Stellam, Andrea Gabrieli
March of the three Kings, Lani Smith

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Boxes of incense and chalk blessed on Epiphany will be available in church. A suggested donation of $5.00 per box is requested. The traditional prayers for the blessing of your homes are printed in the bulletin. These prayers may be said by the entire family on the Feast of the Epiphany. When the letters C + M + B are inscribed, we first recall the names of the Three Kings, viz. Caspar, Melchior. and Balthassar. Inscribed are the numerals for the present year and the letters with crosses between each letter. An additional meaning then for the C + M + B is Christus Mansionem Benedicat - Christ, bless this house

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The beautiful Epiphany Window at Saint John Cantius Church