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October 16, 2018
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Sunday Readings and Backgrounds

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I : 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19

Here I am. You called me.

  • The reading from 1 Samuel tells the story of the call of Samuel.
  • Samuel’s response to God’s call comes only after some confusion.
  • Eli understands that it is God who is calling and instructs Samuel to respond in the proper way.

Reading II : 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20

You belong to Christ.

  • The second reading begins Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  Paul wants the community members to change their ways.
  • Paul stresses that our bodies are made holy by the indwelling of God’s Spirit.
  • Everything we do must give glory to God.

Gospel : John 1:35-42

We have found the Messiah!

  • John the Baptist’s role, to point toward Jesus, is clearly shown in today’s Gospel.
  • The two disciples who follow Jesus ask him, "Where are you staying?"
  • Jesus responds with, "Come and see," an invitation to follow him.