Shine Like Stars

January 19, 2020 |by N W | Comments Off on Shine Like Stars | Deacon Eddie, Healing, Ordinary Time, Trust, Wisdom | ,

Richmond Diocese Bicentennial Mass
January 19, 2020—Year A
Readings: Is 60:1-6 / Ps 25 / Acts 2:42-47 / Mt 18:15-20
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

For those of you who are keeping score at home, you may be saying to yourself: “Wait a minute. Today is the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Why are you wearing white? Shouldn’t you be wearing green, and something’s weird with these readings that we did today.” And maybe, if you’re really, really keeping score at home, you would have noticed that the Collect at the beginning was…different.

Well, you’d be right, because today, the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, we’ve just finished the season of Christmas, and we’re beginning the first part of Ordinary Time. Today, though, we are celebrating the beginning of the bicentennial year of our diocese. Two hundred years ago this year, our diocese of Richmond was formed. Prior to that, we were part of the diocese of Baltimore. (more…)