St. Edward/St. Jude Catholic Church
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Vol. B No. 213
Sunday, January 12, 2003

Baptism of the Lord

Mass Intentions for the Week:


Mass Intentions for the Week:

Sat. 1/11: Is.42:1-4, 6-7.Acts 10:34-38/Mk.1:7-11 or Is.55:1-11/1 Jn.5:1-9
IN MEMORY OF Leroy Gardner/Arlene B. Smith/Joseph Percy Broussard/Donald Robertson/M/M Wilbert Lewis/

Sun. 1/12: Is.42:1-4, 6-7.Acts 10:34-38/Mk.1:7-11 or Is.55:1-11/1 Jn.5:1-9
7:00AM: IN MEMORY OF M/M Lawrence Decuir, Sr./ M/M Hillard Dominique, Sr/Leo Dominique/Maxon Decuir/ Ralph Polk, Sr.
sp. int. for Hamilton, Felton, Clarence Polk, Sr.;Russell Polk, Sr./Samuel Pierre/Barbara, Patricia, Diane & Susie Polk/
9:00AM: For World Peace/
11:00AM: For the Community/

Mon. 1/13: Heb. 1:1-6/Mk 1:14-20
For the Sick and Elderly/

Tue. 1/14: Heb. 2:5-12/Mk.1:21-28
IN MEMORY OF Joseph & Gladys Blaze/
in reparation to Jesus, King of Mercy; the Blessed Mother; St. Joseph/Poor Souls in Purgatory/poor sinners and the dying/

Wed. 1/15: Heb. 2:14-18/Mk. 1:29-39
For the Youths in the Community/

Thu. 1/16: Heb. 3:7-14/Mk. 1:40-45
IN MEMORY OF the Deceased Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament/.

Fri. 1/17: Heb. 4:1-5/ Mk.2:1-12
For the Religious and Clergy in the Diocese of Lafayette/

Sat. 1/18: 1 Sm.3:3-10, 19/ 1 Cor.6:13-15, 17-20/ Jn. 1:35-42
For the Community

Sun. 1/19: 1 Sm.3:3-10, 19/ 1 Cor.6:13-15, 17-20/ Jn. 1:35-42
7:00AM: IN MEMORY OF M/M Wilbert Lewis/Joseph & Gladys Blaze/Mary Ann Chretien/Lillian Decur/
sp. int. for Jackie Archangel/ in reparation to Jesus, King of Mercy; the Blessed Mother; St. Joseph/Poor Souls in Purgatory/poor sinners and the dying/
11:00AM: IN MEMORY OF Clarence Dorsey/Mary Ann Chretien/ Marjorie Boutte - 3
rd anniv/

Pastor's Corner

Dear People of God,

The New Year is moving rather fast; already this weekend we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord. He is already an adult. This closes the curtain on the Christmas season enshrined in the infancy narrative with the visit of the Magi - celebration of Epiphany (theophany - God's self revelation).

The ministerial life of Jesus Christ begins with the Baptism narrative. The gospel of Mark is rather very brief on this episode unlike Matthew and Luke. Jesus is no longer the Jesus in the manger to be visited, but he is at the Jordan. He is no more the child who can't fend for himself, but the adult Jesus with a mission/vision. He is now baptized in the Jordan and a voice from heaven proclaimed "You are my beloved son; with you I am well pleased". God has ordained and consecrated Jesus with a visible sign as the minister par excellence.

John the Baptist is unworthy to untie the strap of his sandals and he, John, baptizes with water. "The one coming after him will baptize with the Holy Spirit", John exclaimed. God has confirmed and conferred this mission on Jesus at his baptism. What else do we need to see and know that God indeed is our savior. He truly is and we are blessed with the gift of Jesus in our lives; and that he gives us the Spirit of truth.




Cathy Jones

Mrs. Diane Derouen


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Pray for the Faithful Departed

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