Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

The Baptism of the Lord (Year C) 13 January 2019

Fr Frank writes:


In the account of Jesus’s baptism, the Gospel tells us that He is anointed and presented as the Son of God.


When we hear this Gospel passage we are reminded of our own baptism, the beginning of our Christian life. As Jesus began his mission as God incarnate in the world with baptism, we too began our Christian journey by water and the Spirit.


Today his mission is our mission. The same Spirit that was with him accompanies us as we try, with His help, to live the Gospel.


We have made a commitment to the Catholic faith; may this feast remind us of the promise we made to live that faith with fidelity, enthusiasm and joy.


Baptism is the beginning of Christian Initiation and is followed by Confirmation. If you will be at least 14 by Pentecost this year (9th June) and would like to be Confirmed, please make your request to me in writing, giving your full contact details. If you are an adult and would like to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter, please write to me without delay.


May our good and gracious God bless you today and always.


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:


These are all donated by my grandchildren (blame them!)

Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes?

A: No idea.

Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs?

A: Still no idea.

Q: What do you call a man with no body and no nose?

A: Nobody knows.

Q: What do you call a fly with no legs and no wings?

A: A currant.