Readings: Isaiah 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66, 80
The community Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 AM in place of Lauds.
John the Baptist, as the cousin of the Lord and Precursor of the Christ holds a special place in Christian devotion. However, it’s not because he is the cousin of the Lord but because his life and sacrifice revealed him as incarnating a unrepeatable role in salvation history. As Jesus himself said, “There is no man born of woman greater than John the Baptist.” He went on to say, however, that the least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than John! Now that’s a conundrum to ponder.