Of course everyone knows that this Sunday, January 4th is not the Solemnity of the Epiphany but the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Of course everyone knows that the Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Tuesday, January 6th at 5:00 PM.
At our Sunday's EF 2:00 PM High Mass as a prelude to the Asperges Me, our newly restored Communion Railing (aka altar railing) will be blessed. At Holy Communion time, communicants as is the norm for the EF Mass will approach the communion railing the full length of the railing as the authentic "Communion Procession" takes place which is not the people approaching Jesus in Holy Communion, but rather Jesus processing to each of them at the railing!
Unfortunately the new gates and the full length kneeling pad will not be in place. So kneeling on the hard marble will be an ascetical practice which will merit graces also! My apologies for the hard floor but my gift for the additional graces!