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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lamb of God. Rabbi Messiah. Cephas. All these titles appear in our very short gospel today. They are full of meaning. Perhaps the most surprising title is Lamb of God. It remains a surprise. It is worth exploring.

Have a good week.
Fr. Richard
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From Father Richard's Desk

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Liturgical Year as we have it now, evolves with the passage of time. What we call the Christmas Cycle, simply began with a celebration of the birthday of Christ, then a celebration of the Epiphany. These are obviously linked. Then began a reference to the Baptism of the Lord, followed by a remembrance of the Marriage Feast of Cana. All feasts are linked by the word “Manifestation” or “Epiphany”. Jesus is revealed to his parents and the angels, to the Magi, to the on-lookers at his baptism, and to his family & friends at the Marriage of Cana. We ourselves pray for such moments in our own lives; those opportunities when our faith is strengthened and clarified, when we are filled with awe and wonder at the marvellous deeds of the Lord.

Happy New Year,
Fr. Richard
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