Baptism of the Lord – Homily (Msgr. LoPinto)

Mark’s gospel, as so I know many of you are aware, is the shortest of the presentations. And it begins with a very simple line. That he is telling you from the beginning, the story of Jesus Christ, the son of God. He then goes into a very brief piece of presentation about John the Baptist being out in the desert. But the highlight of that first chapter is this scene.
When Jesus comes to the River Jordan. And is baptized or submits to the baptism of John, despite John’s objections.

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Mass Intentions for the Week

Sunday January 10
9 AM Mass Remembered By
Raymond Sullivan  The Sullivan Family
In Memory of Julianna O’Brien  Bob and Donna Whiteford
11:15 AM Mass Remembered By
Dolores Soster  Jennifer Kuzara
For the repose of the soul of Hazel Reed  Nancy and Darlene Martinez
Tuesday, January 12
8 AM Online Mass Remembered By
Antonio Roberto Guedes  The Guedes-Smith Family
Wednesday, January 13
12:10 PM Mass Remembered By
For the Recovery of Dawn Hewitt
Bernard Strassner  Mary Muniz
Thursday January 14 Remembered By
Julianna O’Brien  The Thompson – Nowicki Family

The Masses celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo may be offered for your intentions–for any person or persons, living or deceased.To have a Mass offered for someone, please call or email the rectory.

New Joiners Welcome for Bible Study; Catch-up Session this Sun. at 5 PM

We recently formed a Bible study group that explored the four Gospels during Advent. The group will continue to meet and examine the other New Testament books and letters.

We are using the Panorama of the New Testament study guide published by Little Rock Scripture Study, which is recognized as a leader in assisting Catholic parishes encounter the Bible for over 40 years. The materials are written by respected Catholic biblical scholars and include short video lectures to reinforce the lessons. As the title of the study guide, Panorama of the New Testament, suggests, these sessions will provide a broad overview and are perfect for folks whose only experience with the Gospels is hearing them proclaimed at Sunday Mass.

The next meeting of the Bible study group will be on Sunday, January 10 at 5 PM via Zoom.

Fr. Bill is available to hold an online catch-up session this Sunday, January 3 at 5 PM to orient you to what we covered during Advent. Please email him, [email protected], if you are interested in attending the catch-up session.

Thursday Book Club: Fratelli Tutti

The Thursday night book club is reading Pope’s recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti, the Pope’s recent social encyclical on important contemporary issues.

This Thursday at 7 PM, we will discuss Chapter 5, “A Better Kind of Politics” (paragraphs 154-197) and be joined by Bill Cavanaugh, theologian and professor at DePaul University, whose review of the encyclical is available here,