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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, another Epiphany - the gospel for today is taken from St. John, the fourth Evangelist.  John points to the wedding feast at Cana and highlights it as a moment of "Epiphany", of recognition or identification of God's presence and action present in Christ.  It is a gradual transition from the themes of Christmas to the public ministry of Jesus.  Two thirds of our Sunday gatherings during the year are focused on the "ordinary" ministry of Jesus;  his preaching ,teaching, healing, and forgiving encounters with the people.  We count ourselves blessed to share these moments together and reflect on our own call to be a disciple of Jesus.  Incidentally, this Gospel records the last words spoken by the Virgin Mary in Sacred Scripture:  "Do whatever he tells you".

Thanks to all who participated in the Solemn Vespers and un-decorating of the church last Sunday.  We are grateful to the "St. Pius Service Team" members.  The task was completed in a little over an hour.

International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - For more than 100 years, Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity from January 18-25.  By annually observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one".  Further information can be found at www.usccb.org

In the Lord's peace,


Peace and all good things!

Fr. JohnFr. John