Baptism of the Lord – Feast
January 10

Mark 1:7-11
In the course of his preaching John the Baptist said:
‘Someone is following me, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals. I have baptised you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.’
It was at this time that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised in the Jordan by John. No sooner had he come up out of the water than he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit, like a dove, descending on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’



Upcoming events for this week:


* Friday 15th January; Saint Paul the First Hermit – Patriarch of the Pauline Order
Solemnity of St. Paul the First Hermit

St. Paul the First Hermit or Paul of Thebes is the Patriarch of the Pauline Order.
The Solemnity of St. Paul will be celebrated on Friday 15th January.
As a parish Community we will celebrate this important Solemnity of the Pauline Fathers on Sunday 17th January at the 10.30am Mass, using the Votive Mass of St. Paul the First Hermit and readings of the day.

Blessing of Children:
As is the custom for the Pauline Order, there will be a special blessing for children on the Solemnity.

Blessing of Fruits:
We will also have the customary blessing of Palm Fruit (dates) at Mass.

Novena to St. Paul the First Hermit In preparation for the celebration of the Solemnity of St. Paul the First Hermit the Litany to St. Paul will be prayed after all Masses from the 7th of January.


*Saturday 16th January; Our Lady Queen of Hermits
Patroness of the Order of St Paul the First Hermit and yearly consecration to our Lady of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers