FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD CHALKING OUR DOORS
After Mass on the weekend of January 1 and 2
Marking home lintels with blessed chalk in the new year is an old Epiphany tradition reminiscent of the Passover in the book of Exodus. “Chalking” your doorway places God at the entrance of your home, entrusting your entire family to His protection. All are welcome to pick up a bag of blessed chalk at the back of the church with the instructions and prayers on the weekend of January 1-2. One bag per family, please.
The inscription we make this year is: 20 + C + M + B + 22
The “20” and “22” stand for the current year (2022). The plus signs represent the Cross of Christ. The CMB represents the traditional names given to the Magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar.