When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended upon him like a dove and a voice from the heavens rang out, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” No such dove was seen or voice heard when we were baptized, yet the Holy Spirit did descend upon us in baptism and we were welcomed into this holy family, initiated into the body of Christ. Let us give thanks for the blessings we received in baptism, blessings we note in the baptism we celebrate this weekend.
The Baptism of the Lord is a Christmas feast, a feast of the Epiphany of God in human flesh and blood. In your Catholic homes, don’t send the signal that the Christmas season is over by taking down scenes or seasonal decorations before this day, or by not singing at least some carols today.
So many things are going on in our parish community! Have a look at the bulletin!