Click here to download and listen to this homily (14 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. We celebrate with St John the Baptist, not because he was called by God to be the forerunner of the Messiah. No we are celebrating today because John said: "Yes, Lord what ever you need me to do I will do." Let us learn to do the same for each of us have an important mission from God that only we can accomplish for the Kingdom.
Readings: Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66, 80.