This Week’s Gospel Message

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

This Week’s Gospel Message for Sunday, January 13th is from Luke 3:15-16, 21-22.

“After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.

“There is a subtle difference between Saint Luke’s account of Jesus’ baptism and the accounts of the other three evangelists. Luke says that after Jesus was baptized by John and before the Holy Spirit descended upon him like a dove, Jesus took the time to pray. From the beginning of his ministry to his death on the cross, Jesus communicated to his Father through prayer. Jesus taught his disciples to address his Father through prayer. Prayer is an essential part of Christian life, even for Jesus himself.”

Source: Pastoral Patterns, Winter 2018-2019


Monday Heb 1:1-6; Mark 1:14-20

Tuesday Heb 2:5-12; Mark 1:21-28

Wednesday Heb 2:14-18; Mark 1:29-39

Thursday Heb 3:7-14; Mark 1:40-45

Saint Anthony, Abbot (Memorial) – Born into a wealthy Egyptian family, Anthony gave away his inheritance and became a hermit. He was well known for his holiness, wisdom, and asceticism. He left his solitude only to go to Alexandria to encourage those being persecuted and to help counteract Arianism. (Source: Living With Christ, January 2019)

Friday Heb 4:1-5, 11; Mark 2:1-12

Saturday Heb 4:12-16; Mark 2:13-17

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