Baptism of the Lord, Final Sunday of Christmas

Sunday Mass resumes today: Mass at 8p, Confessions 6:45-7:45p. This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Why did Jesus need to be baptized, you ask? Check out this week’s Are You a BA? section of the bulletin for a rock-solid answer: Bulletin-2013-01-13.pdf.

Finally, we leave you with the Gospel passage for next Sunday:

John 2:1-11

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,
and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said to him,
“They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her,
“Woman, how does your concern affect me?
My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servers,
“Do whatever he tells you.”
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,
each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told the them,
“Fill the jars with water.”
So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them,
“Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.”
So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,
without knowing where it came from
— although the servers who had drawn the water knew —,
the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
“Everyone serves good wine first,
and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;
but you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him.

TU Catholic sends 48 students to SEEK

A busload of students from TU, TCC, and area colleges went to Orlando, Florida, for the SEEK 2013 conference, sponsored by FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). The 5-day conference featured distinguished Catholic speakers such as Matthew Kelley, Fr. Robert Spitzer, and Dr. Edward Sri. Matt Maher gave an amazing concert, too. The impact from this conference will last far beyond the experience in Orlando, too.

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