17 Jan 2021

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B


1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19  Sleeping near the ark of God, Samuel learns to recognize the call of the Lord.

Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10  God does not ask for sacrificial offerings but only an obedient heart.

1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20  We belong to God body and soul and have been purchased at a dear price.

John 1:35-42  The disciples are invited to make their home with Jesus.

Homilist's overview of January.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

There are all kinds of calls going on in the readings today—and all kinds of people who respond in different ways. Sometimes people are being called clearly, sometimes not-so-clearly.

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Exploring the word

Come and see

Isn’t it great to be noticed, appreciated, and wanted? Don’t we all love to be included in the adventures unfolding around us? Even if we decline an invitation when it comes, we usually prefer to be asked.

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Homily stories

Go back to sleep

When my daughter would tell us she wanted to teach in a foreign country one day I would silently pray that this notion of hers would pass. As her father, my thoughts ran immediately to every possible danger she might face in an unfamiliar place.

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Homily stories

Cat's got my tongue

“Why do you want to get a cat?” people asked me and then rattled off all the reasons not to. I didn’t really know why. The best reason I could give is that I had never had a pet before, because I have allergies, and I wanted to find out what it was like.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we begin a new year of ordinary time, our scripture readings tell us new beginnings. In a spirit of conversion we ask for God's mercy.

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All vocations are intended by God to manifest His love in the world.

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