Monday, February 01, 2016

Epiphany - Story of a God who went in search of His people

The feast of Epiphany in the Church celebrates the visit of three wise men from the East to the newborn child - Jesus in Bethlehem and offering him three-fold gifts. 

But Bishop Michael Yeung, the auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong invited the faithful of Epiphany Parish in Mui Wo to have a deeper look into the feast and said that 'it is also the story of a God who went in search of His people'. 
Bishop Michael was giving his homily during the Feast Day mass in Mui Wo on 3 January 2016.
It is not merely about three wise men went in search of the newborn king, rather the entire Salvation History is is about a King who went out in search of His people. And His search is on till this day to find the lost. 

The Epiphany parish of Lantau celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany as the parish feast day. This is the first Parish Feast, celebrated after the redefining of the parish territories in November 2015.

An overcast day and occasional rains couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the faithful to come out in large numbers for over a kilometre-long marian procession through the streets of Mui Wo coast.

Later, Bishop Michael conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on four candidates during the Eucharistic celebration.
Fr. Mario and Fr. Alberto team up for an Italian number during the cultural event!
The Nativity story with local flavours! 
And "the magician" was an instant hit! ... thank you Fr. Jojo !

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