Sunday

13 Jan 2019

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 or 40:1-5, 9-11  Every valley is filled, every hill brought low to prepare the way of the Lord.

Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 or 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30  The majesty of God can be seen in light and water, wind and fire.

Acts of the Apostles 10:34-38 or Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7  God’s generous love and rich kindness are revealed in Christ our hope.

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22  The people are hopeful that John might be the Christ, but he waits for another.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Many people claim that they never hear about a loving, caring God in church. Paul’s letter to Titus reveals God’s motive for initiating our salvation—kindness and generous love.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Looking for the Christ

Seen Jesus lately? Seriously, where would you go to look, if Jesus was the one you were looking for?

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

The interest of the people by now was building. They were all beginning to wonder, “Could this John be the Messiah?”

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Decide with calm

I hemmed and hawed, tossed and turned, stared into my coffee, kicked the same pebble down the sidewalk. What to do, which way to go, how to know. If only I had a crystal ball. If only God would just tell me what he wants. I think at the heart of most worry is hope—a wish to discover God’s will and by extension, be happy. I

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Homily stories

Homily stories

When mercy breaks through

A friend shared this story with me: “I had really goofed up. I had hurt my wife badly. She was angry at me, but mostly hurt. And I knew it. There was nothing I could do to undo what I had done.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Why was Jesus Baptized?

Why did Jesus need to be baptized? Certainly he had nothing to repent, and he was already filled with the Spirit. So why did he bother? Perhaps it was for the same reason that doctors-in-training record their experiences as patients and lawyers in mock trials with law students serve as judge and jury.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus when God poured down the Holy Spirit, we ask that God bless us with the grace of forgiveness.

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Quotes

Quotes

When Israel crossed the Red Sea, the angels were about to break forth in song, but the Holy One rebuked them, “My children are drowning, and you would sing?”

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