Second Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1Sm 15:16-23 Samuel said to Saul: “Stop! Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night.” Saul replied, “Speak!” Samuel then said: “Though little in your own esteem, are you not leader of the tribes of Israel? The LORD anointed you king of Israel and … Continue reading Monday 17 January 2022 – ARE WE ACCUSTOMED TO FASTING?
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Isaiah 62:1–5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication, and all the kings your glory; you shall be called … Continue reading Sunday 16 January 2022 – THE TRUE CONSOLER
First Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1Sam 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1 There was a stalwart man from Benjamin named Kish, who was the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite. He had a son named Saul, who was a handsome young man. There was no other child of … Continue reading Saturday 15 January 2022 – HE SAW LEVI AND SAID, “FOLLOW ME”
First Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1Sam 8:4-7, 10-22a All the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, “Now that you are old, and your sons do not follow your example, appoint a king over us, as other nations have, to judge us.” Samuel was displeased … Continue reading Friday 14 January 2022 – THE SON OF MAN HAS AUTHORITY
First Week in Ordinary Time/Hillary 1st Reading: 1Sam 4:1-11 The Philistines gathered for an attack on Israel. Israel went out to engage them in battle and camped at Ebenezer, while the Philistines camped at Aphek. The Philistines then drew up in battle formation against Israel. After a fierce struggle Israel was defeated by the Philistines, … Continue reading Thursday 13 January 2022 – THE MEN WENT AWAY IN FEAR AND DEFEAT