Blessed Chalk – January 6 & 7 (at each Mass)
This weekend we will mark the Epiphany with a centuries-old Catholic tradition of “blessing the chalk” at all Masses. Families will be invited to take a piece of the blessed chalk home to place an inscription above your front door.
The inscription this year is 20+C+M+B+24, which stands for the Latin words Christus Mansionem Benedictat, meaning “May Christ bless this house.” The letters also represent the traditional names of the Magi who visited Christ: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. The “+” signs represent the cross and the numbers represent the year 2024. The inscription is placed above the front door so that all who live, work, or visit throughout the coming year will receive God’s blessing.
Pick up a piece of blessed chalk and an instruction sheet before you leave Mass!