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January 11

 

Saturday After Epiphany

  • As Poverty Awareness Month continues, learn about how war, disease, climate and other factors impact global poverty and ways you can help the poor around the world. 

  • Unaccompanied Refugee and Migrant Children are among the most vulnerable people on earth. Learn how you can become a foster parent to one of these children and other ways you can support the work of MRS' Childrens' Services division.

  • The Liturgical Year:
    While we are in just the second week of the calendar year 2014, the liturgical or Church year is already more than a month old. It begins with the season of Advent, four weeks before Christmas, with its themes of  waiting and anticipation as we prepare for Christmas, and for the return of Christ at the end of time. The  shorter Christmas season celebrates Christ’s incarnation, and the coming of the Light of the world. How appropriate, then, that following the Winter solstice, each day of the Christmas season, the days become longer, and the darkness of night diminishes. After tomorrow's Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we move into Ordinary time, a prosaically-named season whose green vestments and understated themes emphasize discipleship and the Christian life.




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