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The Baptism of the Lord
Jan 15, 2019 | baptism, God's Kingdom, Gospel, Holy Trinity, Jesus, Jesus' ministry, John the Baptist, reflections
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11Resp.: Psalm 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-302nd Reading: Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22Now that Jesus's birth has been manifested to the world, His ministry begins. Jesus not only tells us what we should do but he actually does what we should do: he is baptized in the River Jordan.Jesus did not need to be baptized like we do. He did not contract
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 35:47a Resp.: Psalm 146:7, 89, 910(1b) 2nd Reading: James 2:15 Gospel: Mark 7:3137During baptismal ceremonies the minister says to the one being baptized ephphatha or be opened. God wills that the ears of the person be opened to hear the word of God, the Scriptures. Being open to the Scriptures is a result of
Nativity of John the Baptist
Jun 25, 2018 | baptism, belief, Holy Spirit, Jesus, John of the Cross, John the Baptist, praise, repentance
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6Resp.: Psalm 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-152nd Reading: Acts 13:22-26Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80John the Baptist is the last of the Old Testament prophets. He heralds the advent of Jesus coming to preach and teach and ultimately die for all our sins. Just as the dawn precedes the day and clouds precede a rainstorm, Jesus was made known to