Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

" Birth of St. John Baptist”,  Pontormo, c. 1526

"Birth of St. John Baptist”, Pontormo, c. 1526

“Behold, the Lamb of God"

In today’s homily, Fr. Stephen Hamilton reflects on the radical figure of St. John the Baptist, asks us to consider the difference between radicals and revolutionaries, and to root our lives in the radical proclamation of God who is in our midst.

Reading 1 IS 49:1-6
Responsorial Psalm PS 139:1B-3, 13-14AB, 14C-15
Reading 2 ACTS 13:22-26
Alleluia SEE LK 1:76
GospelLK 1:57-66, 80