The Epiphany of our Lord was celebrated with the arrival of the 3 Kings. The members of the Neo-Catechumenal Way reenacted the Magi’s visit to the newborn King for the youth of our school and parish. The Kings offered gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They spoke in their native tongues and told of the long journey they endured. The children asked questions of the Kings and were very curious about how long they had traveled, where they left their camels and why they traveled so far for a little baby. They reminded the children to continually seek God in all they do. The Kings gave the children blessings and presented them all with gifts of chocolate. The experience was filled with meaning, songs, joy and laughter. Thanks to the 3 seminarians visiting here for Christmas who played the kings - Wilmer Chirino of Venezuela, Ianana Taranteuea of Kiribati both from the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Seminary of Guam and Michael Pollet of New Orleans from the Redemptoris Mater seminary in Leon Spain. It was a great way to underline the meaning and importance of the Epiphany in a way that the children will always remember. More that 100 children attended along with teachers and parents.
(Reporting & photo by Christine Parker)