My little break at home is coming to an end and I thought that I would drop by and let you know that I offered Mass for all in our parish today.
Here in Ireland, the Bishops have decided not to move the Solemnity of the Epiphany to the Sunday which means that the Mass I offered for your intentions was the Mass of the Solemnity.
I'm sure Fr McCarthy has been looking after you all very well in my absence and I look forward to being back with you all again very soon.
O God, who on this day
revealed your Only Begotten Son
to the nations
by the guidance of a star,
grant in your mercy
that we, who know you already
may be brought to behold
the beauty of your sublime glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Collect from the Solemnity of the Epiphany)