The Epiphany of Our Lord is January 6, but we celebrate it on the Sunday before — this year on Sunday, January 3. Christ’s baptism is celebrated the first Sunday that follows.
The word epiphany means “to shine upon” or “to make known.” Epiphany day celebrates that Christ made Himself known to the world during the visit of the Magi, or the Three Kings. The Three Kings are seekers, and wise men indeed for they seek God.
We will have our Three Kings presentation at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on January 3. The last Sunday Mass that follows on January 3 will start fifteen minutes later, at 1:15 p.m., and the celebration of baptism will also start later, at 2:45 p.m.