Baptism of the Lord – Feast
Readings of the day

First Reading: Is 55, 1-11
Psalm: Is 12, 2-3. 4bcd. 5-6
Second Reading: 1 Jn 5, 1-9

Gospel: Mk 1, 7-11

This is what John the Baptist proclaimed: “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptised you with water; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.”

It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised in the Jordan by John. On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”