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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—January 8 & 9, 2023 – Epiphany & Baptism of the Lord

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—January 8 & 9, 2023 – Epiphany & Baptism of the Lord

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Matthew 2:1–12 & Matthew 3:13–17

The account of the Magi traveling to the infant Jesus opens this week’s lessons. They honor Jesus as the king of all people. The Baptism of the Lord is also recounted from the Gospel of Matthew. When Jesus approached John the Baptist to be baptized, John hesitated, saying, “I need to be baptized by you.” Still, Jesus said it was fitting for him to be baptized by John. When John baptized Jesus, the Holy Trinity comes together when the Holy Spirit descends as a dove, and the Father speaks from Heaven, saying: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

See The Gospel at Home (English and Spanish) for suggested family activities and discussion starters related to this Sunday’s Gospel.

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