FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY Please join us for an All School Epiphany Celebration with Avalon School on Saturday, January 9, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Avalon, 200 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, MD (the sanctuary is located in the First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg). A Procession of the Magi with the Avalon/Brookewood Kindergarten and the Avalon First Grade at 6:30 will be followed by Holy Mass (meets Sunday obligation) at about 7 p.m. After Mass, the Avalon Band and the Brookewood Singers will perform songs of the season, and then we will blend our voices in a carol sing-a-long. A cookie and punch reception will follow in Glastonbury Hall. Be sure to join us!
The Epiphany is depicted in a mural titled "Adoration of the Magi" in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at Conception Abbey in Conception, Mo. Painted by Benedictine monks in the late 1800s, the artwork is the first appearance of the German Beuronese style in a U.S. church. (CNS photo courtesy Conception Abbey)