Today is the Great Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. When we hear the words of today’s gospel, we realize that God is including even the Gentiles in recognizing the newborn King of the Jews and the Savior of the World. Coming from “the East” and the fact that they are “Magi” (we get the word magic/magician from this word), we are being told that they were pagans who did not embrace the Jewish faith. And yet God in his infinite mercy and love makes clear from the very beginning that the Gentiles (the “nations”) are part of God’s plan for salvation. Jesus is the Lord and Savior of all men and women. May we pray for peace and harmony among the people of the world, that all may come to know the Lord Jesus in each and every heart!
A special “thank you” from all the priests in the rectory for the cards, cookies, treats, prayers, and Masses offered for us this Christmas Season. May God bless you for remembering us and for your great generosity! May this New Year be a great blessing to you and your loved ones.
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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