Parish Bulletin, 12th January, 2014 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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A Reflection—Fr. Tadgh Tierney, o.c.d

In the earliest tradition of the Church, especially in the East, the Lord’s Baptism was celebrated  at Epiphany and was called the Feast of the Holy Lights; during this time it was customary to confer the sacrament of baptism. Baptism was consequently known as ‘illumination’ or ‘enlightenment’ and the new convert carried a lighted candle in procession. This ceremony is incorporated in the new rite of baptism. Read more…

 

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