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Vol: 45, No.10 2ND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME ( B) January 14 2018  
And the Lord came and stood forth, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for thy servant hears.”
And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (40)
Response: Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.
I waited, I waited for the Lord and he stooped down to me; he heard my cry. He put a new song into my mouth, praise of our God. R/
You do not ask for sacrifices and offerings, but an open ear. You do not ask for holocaust and victim. Instead, here am I. R/
In the scroll of the book it stands written that I should do your will. My God, I delight in your law in the depth of my heart. R/
Your justice I have proclaimed in the great assembly. My lips I have not sealed; you know it, O Lord. R/
(Paul reminds the Corinthians that the human body is not meant for immorality. Christians must preserve their bodies as the temples of the Holy Spirit).
A reading from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians (6:13c-15a, 17-20)
The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? He who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
The Word of the Lord
Alleluia, Alleluia! Speak, Lord, your Servant is listening. You have the message of eternal life. Alleluia! (1 Sam 3:9)
(Jesus invites Andrew and his companion who are disciples of John to spend a night with him. Next morning Andrew brings his brother Simon to Jesus and the two become disciples of Jesus).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St John (1:35-42)
John was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi,” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, “So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
The Gospel of the Lord
I believe in God,/the Father almighty,/Creator of heaven and earth,/and in Jesus Christ,/his only Son,/our Lord,/who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,/born of the Virgin Mary,/suffered under Pontius Pilate,/was crucified,/died and was buried;/he descended into hell;/on the third day he rose again from the dead;/he ascended into heaven,/and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;/from there he will come to judge the living and the dead./I believe in the Holy Spirit,/the holy catholic Church,/the communion of saints,/the forgiveness of sins,/the
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