Monday 8th January 2018 Today’s Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 1:7-11.
Baptism of the Lord – Feast
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 baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit.”
It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized 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.”
“The Word Of The Lord”
May the Lord Jesus Christ showers His choicest Blessings and Miracles upon you and your beautiful family.
Consecration Prayer to St Michael
St Michael the Archangel, invincible Prince of the Angelic Hosts and glorious protector of the universal Church, I greet you and praise you for that splendor with which God has adorned you so richly. I thank God for the great graces He hast bestowed upon you, especially to remain faithful when Lucifer and his followers rebelled, and to battle victoriously for the honor of God and the Divinity of the Son of Man.
St Michael, I consecrate to you my soul and my body. I choose you as my patron and protector, and entrust the salvation of my soul to your care. Be the guardian of my obligation as a child of God and of the Catholic Church, as I again renounce Satan, all his pomp and works. Assist me by your powerful intercession in the fulfillment of these sacred promises, so that imitating your courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in your kind help and protection, I may be victorious over the enemies of my soul and be united with God in Heaven forever. Amen. +++