Baptism of the Lord
The celebration of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season. “The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin— Original and actual—and begin to live a new life with God.” (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults)
March for Life:
Let us join our prayers with all those who will be attending the March for Life in Washington, DC, asking God to end abortion in our country.