Fr Stan writes …

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. On this feast, we recall Jesus’ second manifestation or epiphany, which occurred on the occasion of his baptism in the Jordan. This feast is also the opportunity for each of us to reflect on our own baptism and what it means for us to be members of our Church.

How do we live out our baptismal promises? How does our baptism manifest itself in our lives?

As we contemplate these questions, let us pray …


Almighty, eternal God,

when the Spirit descended upon Jesus at his baptism in the Jordan,

you revealed him as your own beloved Son.

Keep us, your children born of water and the Spirit, faithful to our calling.