The Baptism of the Lord
“Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?’ Jesus said to him in reply, ‘Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”’Then he allowed him. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’” Matthew 3:13-17
Christians believe Jesus was baptized so that he could become like one of us. This shows his great humility. He set an example for us to follow. Jesus’ baptism was also an opportunity to show his authority as God confirmed he was his Son. Complete three activities and learn more about Jesus’ baptism and the Sacrament of Baptism.
Read the Scripture story of Jesus’ Baptism from the Gospel of Matthew and complete the handout.
Email Ms. Maria your handout with all the answers.
Parents, play this board game with your child and learn all about the Sacrament of Baptism while having lots of fun.
Email Ms. Maria what you learned about the sacrament and how much fun you had.
Parents, please share with your child all the details of their baptismal day and complete the craft.
Email Ms. Maria your craft and share why that day was so special.
“Baptism: Our Lifelong Call” by Nicholas Lohkamp, OFM
“The Sacrament of Baptism | Celebrating the Embrace of God” by Sandra DeGidio, OSM
Parents, please share with Ms. Maria two things that you learned from reading one or both articles.
Sacraments 101: Baptism
Baptism of the Lord (Animated Video)
The Baptism of the Lord (Lifeteen Ministry)
Watch one or all of these theme videos and email Ms. Maria know what you learned.
St. Hilary’s Feast Day is on January 13th. She is the patron of lawyers and judges.
St. Agnes’ Feast Day is on January 21st. She is patron of young girls, as well as the Girl Scouts.
St. Frances de Sales’ Feast Day is on January 24th. He is the patron of writers.
Watch one or all of these Saint videos and email Ms. Maria about them. Let her know what’s so special about them.