On January 8, St. Francis will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. The Magi traveled to the Christ Child, laden with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. In this year of 2023, we will bring our loving gifts of diapers, onesies, sleepers, blankets and baby hats to be donated to Salud Medical Center in Woodburn. This program was begun many years ago by Christine Wysock, head of the nurses there and a member of St. Francis, and it continues today in this most sweet and loving way. Please bring your baby gifts before or on Epiphany Sunday. Salud is very appreciative of the generosity of St. Francis.
On the traditions of Epiphany is the King's Cake. In olden days trinkets were baked into the cake, but now we hide them in little boxes. The six trinkets each have a significance, as follows:
THIMBLE= Increased energy
BUTTON=Increased spiritual knowledge
BABY=Will know Jesus more
SHOE= Will walk in the ways of the Lord
BEAN= King/Queen of Epiphany
The Magi were led onward in faith by the Star. On this Epiphany Sunday, each one of us at St. Francis will be able to choose our own Star that will lead, inspire, comfort or challenge us in the New Year. Come and see......