Sunday

14 Jan 2018

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19  Samuel learns to listen for the voice of the Lord.

Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10  The faithful servant delights in the will of God.

1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20  We are temples of the Holy Spirit within us.

John 1:35-42  The disciples are invited to come and see how Jesus lives.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

A persistent calling awoke the young Samuel, and it was his mentor, Eli, who recognized it for what it was—a call from God. The Lord awoke Samuel and revealed his presence. Eli helped him know how to respond. As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Come and see

There’s a lot to be said for inherited religion—the kind many of us received from our parents if we were baptized as infants. It shows, first of all, that someone cared about us enough to represent us in the reception of the greatest gift of all: our membership in the life of Christ.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

John was back at his post with two disciples, who were watching. He looked up, saw Jesus walking nearby, and said, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb.”

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Homily stories

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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Homily stories

Homily stories

Hear God's message

It is fashionable for some people to complain about all of the messages that they receive and how busy they are. Usually they bring it on themselves.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Follow the leader

Some of us are natural-born leaders, others followers. Followers often get a bad rap in our entrepreneurial, individualistic culture. If you’re not a maverick out there risking everything on some high stakes venture, then you must be a wimp with an incredible lack of imagination.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Who's calling?

How do you teach your child to listen for the voice of God? This is not an easy question in an age when, moment by moment, our kids are bombarded by messages on TV, radio, the internet, magazines, billboards, the sides of buses, and even the clothes their friends are wearing.

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Prayers

Prayers

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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Quotes

Quotes

John points to [Jesus] and says: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” [Jesus’] taking away sin is still going on, he is taking it away from every individual in the world, till sin be taken away from the whole world, and the Savior deliver the kingdom prepared and completed to the Father.

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