Pope Francis recently declared the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time as “Word of God” Sunday – a moment to appreciate the centrality and significance of God’s living Word in the Church. The Mass and the homily on January 25th and 26th will reflect this theme and celebration.
Please note that incense will be used at both Masses on Sunday, January 26th but will not be used at the 4:30 pm Mass on January 25th.
“The word of God proclaimed in the celebration of God’s mysteries
does not only address present conditions
but looks back to past events and forward to what is yet to come.
Thus God’s word shows us what we should hope for
with such a longing that in this changing world
our hearts will be set on the place where our true joys lie.”
(Pope Francis Apostolic Letter, “Aperuit illis: Instituting the Sunday of the Word of God).