14 Jan 2024

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  Samuel, asleep near the ark of God, is awakened by an unfamiliar voice.

Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10  God prefers attentive ears and a faithful heart to a lifetime of sacrifice.

1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20  Immorality has no place in a body destined for glory.

John 1:35-42  Andrew is the first to learn that the long-awaited Messiah has arrived.

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Homilist’s overview of January

Liturgical themes and feasts

Happy new year of grace to you and to all whom your ministry serves! We complete the Octave of Christmas as we open a fresh page of a new calendar. This month contains two solemnities: Mary Mother of God, which is also the World Day of Peace (1); as well as Epiphany, which is Orthodox Christmas as well as the traditional day for the Blessing of Homes (7).

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Featured Exploring the word

Recognizing the Master’s voice

The young boy sleeps in the shrine, curled up in the most sacred spot in Israel, though he can scarcely appreciate it. Dedicated to God in his mother’s womb, Samuel was delivered into the service of religion without ever being asked what he wanted.

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Homily stories

Breaking barriers

At the age of 21, Ray became the first African American elected to represent my city on my county’s commission. He ran against a politically experienced and divisive candidate, and no one thought Ray would win. But Ray did win—by three votes.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

In the spirit of the promise of the new year, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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Healing begins with our taking our pain out of its diabolic isolation and seeing that whatever we suffer, we suffer it in communion with all of humanity.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

14 Jan 2024

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