Mass Resources for January 17
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Mass
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
God, We Praise You
We place ourselves before the Lord, beginning with an act of contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
Reading 1 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19
A Reading from the first Book of Samuel
Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am. You called me.” “I did not call you, “ Eli said. “Go back to sleep.” So he went back to sleep. Again the LORD called Samuel, who rose and went to Eli. “Here I am, “ he said. “You called me.” But Eli answered, “I did not call you, my son. Go back to sleep.”
At that time Samuel was not familiar with the LORD, because the LORD had not revealed anything to him as yet. The LORD called Samuel again, for t he third time. Getting up and going to Eli, he said, “Here I am. You called me.” Then Eli understood that the LORD was calling the youth. So he said to Samuel, “Go to sleep, and if you are called, reply, Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.” When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
Samuel grew up, and the LORD was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect.

The word of the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
I have waited, waited for the LORD,
   and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
   a hymn to our God. R
Sacrifice or offering you wished not,
   but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought not;
   then said I, “Behold I come.” R
“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
to do your will, O my God, is my delight,
   and your law is within my heart!” R
I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
   I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know. R
A Reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
Brothers and sisters:
The body is not for immorality, but for the Lord,
and the Lord is for the body;
God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power.
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?
But whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one Spirit with him.
Avoid immorality.
Every other sin a person commits is outside the body,
but the immoral person sins against his own body.
Do you not know that your body
is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you,
whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
For you have been purchased at a price.
Therefore glorify God in your body. 

The word of the Lord.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, Alleluia
We have found the Messiah:
Jesus Christ, who brings us truth and grace.
Alleluia, Alleluia
Gospel Jn 1:35-42
A Reading from the holy Gospel according to John
John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” — which translated means Teacher —, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” — which is translated Christ —. Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas” — which is translated Peter.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Intercessions
Our Lord assured his disciples that in him they would find what they were looking for. Looking for our needs to be fulfilled, we turn now to the Lord with our prayers.

·       For the Church, that like Andrew, who stayed with the Lord and then invited his brother as well, we who have found our home in the Lord may go forth and bear witness to others……We pray to the Lord.

·       That the Church overcome divisions and remain always united in spirit and purpose…… We pray to the Lord.

·       For our leaders who have responded to the call to serve others in public office, that they may work humbly and tirelessly to serve the common good……We pray to the Lord.

·       That all our citizens may work to hasten the day when this country truly lives out the ideals for which Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought and gave his life…..We pray to the Lord.

·       That during this week of prayers for Christian unity, all Christians may be inspired to find solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ …..We pray to the Lord.

·       For those who are struggling to hear the Lord’s voice in their lives or understand the nature of their call……We pray to the Lord.

·       That all who serve our country be safe, especially our domestic first responders, and those in the armed forces..…We pray to the Lord.

·       For all the prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts; for all our intentions spoken and unspoken…..We pray to the Lord.

Loving God, help us to hear your call now and throughout our lives and heed that call to the best of our abilities. Grant this and all the prayers we make through your Son, in whose name we work toward perfect unity as on body of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Seek Ye First
We remind parishioners that their financial support remains an integral part of parish life and the continued operation of our parishes and their mission of Christian service. We encourage the Faithful to continue giving of their time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Encourage you to use online giving, mail, or drop-off your Sunday Offertory at the rectory or Parish Office. Please remember that St. Luke's mailing address has changed to 1201 Lebanon Ave.  
Eye Has Not Seen
An Act of Spiritual Communion
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting ourselves in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping Him in the consecrated bread and wine which are His Body and Blood. Always remember that the consecrated bread is the Body and Blood of Christ and the consecrated wine is the Body and Blood of Christ, even if you receive the Eucharist only under one species.
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. An act of Spiritual Communion increases our desire to receive sacramental Communion and helps us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
 
A Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my body, my soul, and my whole being. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if you were already there And unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. 
God Be In My Head
Blessed By Your Sacrifice
Please Note
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