“Because we’re a faith community, we’re a family. The Holy Father has challenged priests to do ‘shoe leather evangelization.’ This goes back to Thessalonians.
At Cross Catholic Outreach, we believe in supporting the poorest of the poor throughout the world both physically and spiritually. That’s why we regularly gather as a staff to pray for the poor, our ministry partners and our faithful supporters.
Little is known about the life of St. Joseph. Back in the 1st century, there were no paparazzi to spy on the daily activities of all of Jesus’ family members. But the basic facts are impressive enough: a simple Jewish carpenter, a “righteous man,” appointed with the responsibility of raising God’s own Son.
From Sunday’s Mass reading: Thus says the LORD: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. a bruised reed he shall not break,
Today we celebrate the baptism of Christ, reflecting on when the Spirit of God descended upon our Savior like a dove and the Lord spoke from heaven saying, “This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)
This Sunday we will celebrate Epiphany, one of the Great Feasts of our liturgical year, which signifies the end of the blessed Christmas season.