Happy 40th Anniversary!
Dearest Epiphany Parishioners,
What a year it has been! This past year with its challenges and its time of isolation has offered us an opportunity to reflect on our life and on our faith. This past year has also reminded me to reflect on the life and faith of our community of Epiphany, for this year, our beloved parish turns
! (I can’t believe it myself.) And on this milestone anniversary, we have the opportunity to give due praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the blessings He has bestowed on us through His Church.
As you may remember, Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church was established on
June 8, 1981
by the Archdiocese. Since its first Sunday Masses on the weekend of June 19-20, 1981, Epiphany of the Lord has grown into one of the largest parishes in the Archdiocese, through the dedication of parishioners like you. Through the past 40 years, our parish has added new ministries to those in need, those advanced in age, and those seeking to deepen their faith and spirituality. In addition to the expansive number of ministries here at the Church, Epiphany also raised up two organizations of faith: the Epiphany St. Vincent de Paul Society and Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School. When we look back on the entirety of the life of the parish, we also as a community persevered through major challenges, including the church fire in 1984, the Harvey flooding to the neighborhoods of Katy in 2017, and of course, the continuing global pandemic of this past year. Through the years and tears of it all, Jesus Christ has blessed us through our faith every step of the way!
The Pastoral Council and parish staff have been diligently preparing a way for us to worthily celebrate the parish’s 40
anniversary. They have planned a series of anniversary events to commemorate this milestone year. Starting this weekend, you will find a special 40
Anniversary section in the Sunday bulletin that will share memories of our parish's history. Also, to celebrate our 40
Anniversary, we will also have the following parish-wide activities and events in the coming months:
Family Fall Festival
hosted by the School on
A special 40
Dinner & Dance
• We will celebrate the
Dedication of our Church
at all of the Masses on the weekend of
Tree Lighting & Party
Our parish celebration of our 40
Anniversary will culminate in our annual International Festival in January. Along the way, will have other activities and time for worship to tie into this milestone year for our parish. As in all things, let us continue to keep the people whom we serve in our church in prayerful remembrance as we invoke the fullness of God’s blessing and compassion on our parish on this and for many more anniversaries to come!
Devotedly yours in Christ,
Fr. Tom Lam
Fr. Tom Lam
on Tuesday, June 8 at 3:05PM