Mass Resources For January 10
Online Mass
Local Mass is shown on Ch. 11 KPLR at 8:30 am on Sundays
The Baptism of the Lord
When Jesus Comes To Be Baptized
We place ourselves before the Lord, beginning with an act of contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
Reading 1 IS 55:1-11
A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah
Thus says the LORD:
All you who are thirsty,
come to the water!
You who have no money,
come, receive grain and eat;
come, without paying and without cost,
drink wine and milk!
Why spend your money for what is not bread,
your wages for what fails to satisfy?
Heed me, and you shall eat well,
you shall delight in rich fare.
Come to me heedfully,
listen, that you may have life.
I will renew with you the everlasting covenant,
the benefits assured to David.
As I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander of nations,
so shall you summon a nation you knew not,
and nations that knew you not shall run to you,
because of the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, who has glorified you.
Seek the LORD while he may be found,
call him while he is near.
Let the scoundrel forsake his way,
and the wicked man his thoughts;
let him turn to the LORD for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
As high as the heavens are above the earth 
so high are my ways above your ways
and my thoughts above your thoughts.
For just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
and do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,
so shall my word be
that goes forth from my mouth;
my word shall not return to me void,
but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it.

The word of the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm PS 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10
R. The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Give to the LORD, you sons of God,
   give to the LORD glory and praise,
Give to the LORD the glory due his name;
   adore the LORD in holy attire. R

The voice of the LORD is over the waters,
   the LORD, over vast waters.
The voice of the LORD is mighty;
   the voice of the LORD is majestic. R

The God of glory thunders,
   and in his temple all say, “Glory!”
The LORD is enthroned above the flood;
   the LORD is enthroned as king forever. R
Reading 2 1 JN 5:1-9
A Reading from the first Letter of Saint John
Beloved: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the Father loves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know that we love the children of God when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith. Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
This is the one who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by water and blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies, and the Spirit is truth. So there are three that testify, the Spirit, the water, and the blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony, the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony of God is this, that he has testified on behalf of his Son.
The word of the Lord.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, Alleluia
John saw Jesus approaching him, and said: Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Alleluia, Alleluia
Gospel MK 1:7-11
A Reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark
This is what John the Baptist proclaimed:  “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water;  he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee  and was baptized in the Jordan by John. On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open  and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens,  “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
 As God’s beloved children, we trust that our voices are heard. We put into words our needs and the needs of all God’s children.

·       For the Church, that we may continue to fulfill Christ’s mission, welcoming all those who seek the Lord, baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit……Let us pray to the Lord.

·       For leaders around the world, that they may strive to bring forth justice to their nations and peace across their borders…Let us pray to the Lord.

·       For those who prepare adult catechumens or new parents for baptism, that they may be strengthened in their ministry as they pass their faith and wisdom to their sisters and brothers……Let us pray to the Lord.

·       For those already baptized into Christ’s household, for those to be baptized this year, and for those who nurture God’s family…… Let us pray to the Lord.

·       For all of us, that we may be conscious of our call as baptized Christians to carry out Christ’s mission and serve others as he did…..Let us pray to the Lord.

·        For those who are homeless and those who have difficulty affording adequate heat, that they may be kept safe and warm this winter…..Let us pray to the Lord.

·       For all who form this Eucharistic community, for all who are visiting, and for all who are unable to join us today…… Let us pray to the Lord.

·       For all the prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts; for all our intentions spoken and unspoken…… Let us pray to the Lord.

Heavenly Father, we are your beloved children. May you be well pleased in us as we strive to carry on the mission of your Son. Hear our prayers and grant them in the name of your beloved Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Come To The Water
We remind parishioners that their financial support remains an integral part of parish life and the continued operation of our parishes and their mission of Christian service. We encourage the Faithful to continue giving of their time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Encourage you to use online giving, mail, or drop-off your Sunday Offertory at the rectory or Parish Office. Please remember that St. Luke's mailing address has changed to 1201 Lebanon Ave.  
Spirit And Grace
An Act of Spiritual Communion
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting ourselves in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping Him in the consecrated bread and wine which are His Body and Blood. Always remember that the consecrated bread is the Body and Blood of Christ and the consecrated wine is the Body and Blood of Christ, even if you receive the Eucharist only under one species.
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. An act of Spiritual Communion increases our desire to receive sacramental Communion and helps us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
A Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my body, my soul, and my whole being. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if you were already there And unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. 
When John Baptized By Jordan's River
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