St. Stephen Catholic Church 
Fr. Robert Knight, Pastor 
 11514 State Hwy A, P.O. Box 233 
Richwoods, MO 63071 
 Phone: (573) 678-2207
Fax: (573) 678-2380 
January 9, 2022
The Baptism of the Lord
  He saved us through the bath of rebirth
and renewal by the Holy Spirit. ---- Titus 3:5
FOR REFLECTION:The Baptism of Our Lord
“John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming...he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit... ” (LUKE 3:16)
The Catholic Catechism states that“Jesus’ immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God’s will.”In other words, as baptized Catholics there is only one gift that we need to give to Jesus  the gift of ourselves. Surrender yourself to God, place your trust in Him and allow the Holy Spirit to work through you for the greater glory of God.