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4 pm Friday @ Smith Kernke on North May
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church

ALL ARE WELCOME at our Advent and Christmas services and events.  Many non-Catholics attend Christmas Mass, inspired by the grandeur of the ancient liturgy and the beauty of the music.

Catholics observe Advent -- a season of preparation and anticipation for Christmas -- from the first Sunday of Advent (December 3) through the Fourth Sunday of Advent (this year that is also Christmas Eve, December 24, which happens every seven years or so).  We then observe Christmas from Christmas Eve through the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which this year is Monday, January 8.

For information about our Advent Activities, click on Advent at Epiphany

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HRISTMAS EVE and DAY


This year, Christmas Eve, December 24th, is also the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  So we will have our regular 8 am and 10 am Masses that day, but we will not have our 1230 pm Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

Mass in the Night of Christmas at 5 pm
This festive event begins with a recital presented by our youth musicians at 420 pm.  Following the recital, at about 440 pm, our children present "Following the Star," a Christmas pageant featuring the Annunciation, the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, and the Nativity. Incorporating some aspects of the traditional Posadas, this pageant tells the story of Christmas.  The Mass begins at 5 pm, with the youth orchestra leading the congregation in O Come All Ye Faithful.  This is our best attended Mass, so come early!

Mass in the Night of Christmas at 830 pm
The music for this Mass is led by our Contemporary Choir musicians.  At 8 pm, they will present a program of special Christmas music, including the congregational singing of Christmas carols.

Mass in the Night of Christmas at Midnight.
This Mass begins at Midnight. The music is led by our Epiphany Choir, accompanied with strings, brass, timpani, and our historic Carl Brandt memorial pipe organ.  The Mass is preceded by a half hour of carol singing and special musical numbers, starting at 1130 pm.

Mass in the Night of Christmas on Christmas Day
This Mass begins at 10 AM and is preceded by a 20 minute program of carol singing, accompanied by the historic Carl Brandt memorial pipe organ, and led by singers from the Epiphany choirs. 

THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS
The Octave of Christmas refers to the 8 days commencing December 25th and ending January 1st,

Feast of St. Stephen, the First Martyr
December 26, Mass at 8 am in the Chapel.  

Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist
December 27, Mass at 8 am in the Chapel.

Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs
December 28, Mass at 8 am in the Chapel. This feast remembers the children murdered by Herod in his attempt on the life of the Infant Jesus.

Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
December 29, Mass at 8 am in the Chapel.

Feast of the Holy Family, the Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas
December 30 at 530 pm; December 31 at 8 and 10 am, 1230 pm.

The Octave Day of Christmas: The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
December 31 at 530; January 1 (New Years Day) at 10 AM

January 6-7, Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord; the patronal feast of this parish
Saturday January 6: Mass at 530 pm, followed by the Feast of the Epiphany Dinner and Children's Epiphany Pageant. King Cake will be served as dessert!
Sunday January 7: Mass at 8 & 10 am, and 1230 pm. The 10 am Mass will feature brass and timpani along with our historic Carl Brandt Memorial Pipe Organ and the traditional choir

Star in the East: A Concert of Epiphany
Sunday, January 7, 5 pm.
Presented by the traditional and contemporary choirs of Epiphany. 


January 8, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
This Feast closes the Christmas Season for Catholics.
Mass at 8 am in the Chapel.