This Sunday we celebrate the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Today’s Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011721.cfm
Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:
In today’s first reading God keeps calling out in the night to a sleeping boy. Neither the boy, Samuel, nor his teacher, Eli, understands who is calling. But God’s persistence convinces them. Samuel is then ready—not ready yet to do anything, but ready to listen. “Speak, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:10).
In the Gospel Jesus is out teaching. Various people notice him and begin to gather around. They soon become disciples and, like the young Samuel, are ready—not ready yet to do anything, but ready to listen. “Speak,” they say, “we are listening.”
God’s voice is always with us, awake or asleep. It swirls around us like fog on a waterfront, enveloping us, gently urging us to wake up, to listen. Awareness of the voice comes first; then willingness to listen; then, in time, the decision to act, to live according to God’s word. Let’s ask today for the ability to keep our ears open so we don’t miss God’s voice.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co
You are invited to download and print the Order of Service and Father David’s Homily found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.
And Be Sure to Check Out This Sunday’s Bulletin…
- Prayer for Life pg 2
- Combined Collection for Latin America and Africa Next Weekend, pg 3
- 2020 Tax Letters pg 4
- 9 Days for Life Novena pg 7
- Youth Ministry Meal Delivery Fundraiser pg 8
- Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Most Needed Items pg 8
- Knights of Columbus Announce Upcoming Food Drive pg 8
…and much, much more!
And please note that on Tuesday, January 19th at 5:30 PM ET (4:30 PM CST) St. James the Apostle Parish will join churches throughout the nation to ring our bells for one minute in a moment of unity and remembrance to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID 19. We invite you to join us in prayer for those who have died, those they left behind, those currently suffering from the virus and all medical workers caring for the sick and dying.
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