The Baptism of Our Lord

Today’s readings Sadly, friends, today is the last day of the Christmas Season.  Now, the rest of society may have tossed out the Christmas trees over a week ago, and taken down the festive decorations, but not us.  What a wonderful gift we have as Catholics to celebrate the birth of our Lord for an extended period… Continue reading The Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of Our Lord

Today’s readings I think we have to be a little bit careful about how we read and hear today’s readings.  We’re still in the Christmas season – at the end of it, actually – and, more precisely, we’re at the octave day of the Epiphany of the Lord, which we celebrated last week, in which we… Continue reading The Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of the Lord

Today’s readings Today, we celebrate a feast that is commemorated in the first Luminous Mystery of the Rosary.  The Luminous Mysteries were popularized by Saint John Paul II, and illustrate the various ways that Christ’s nature and the purpose of his coming were revealed to us.  That is, they are luminous mysteries because they shed light on… Continue reading The Baptism of the Lord

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Today’s readings Sadly, today is the last day of the Christmas Season. The rest of society may have tossed out the Christmas trees, and taken down the festive decorations, but not us. What a wonderful gift we have as Catholics to celebrate the birth of our Lord for an extended period of time! Last Sunday… Continue reading The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Today’s readings I think we have to be a little bit careful about how we read and hear today’s readings.  We’re still in the Christmas season – at the end of it, actually – and, more precisely, we’re at the octave day of the Epiphany of the Lord, which we celebrated last week, in which… Continue reading The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord

Today’s readings Today is the last day of the Christmas Season. What a wonderful gift we have as Catholics to celebrate the birth of our Lord for an extended period of time! Yesterday was the Epiphany of the Lord, a time to celebrate Christ manifested in the flesh, the greatest gift of God to his… Continue reading The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord

Today’s readings Do you know the date of your baptism?  I know the month of mine, but have to admit I’m not really sure about the date.  But when was the last time you even thought about your baptism?  Most of us don’t remember much about our baptism day, having been to young for it… Continue reading The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord

Today’s readings What wonderful words we have in today’s Gospel to close out the Christmas season: “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well-pleased.” We have come a long way since December the 25th.  Jesus, the Son of God has become the son of Mary, and has sanctified the world by his most… Continue reading The Baptism of the Lord