With Jesus’ Baptism, we hear God speak this is my beloved, listen to him. It began the public ministry of Jesus, his teachings, miracles, parables and all that he was about. Our baptism is more than a ritual or a time for a party or family gathering. It is our being called to be a disciple of Jesus. Maybe only a baby, but the seed of faith is planted. Then it is up to the parents and godparents, working together with the Church, to help that seed grow and discipleship to become a reality.

Together, let us set that good example for our children to learn the faith and not be afraid to profess our beliefs.