With the whole Church around the world, we return to Ordinary Time. This week, we have a wonderful Old Testament reading from the first book of Samuel having to do with the call of the prophet Samuel, and Eli his mentor helping him discern the voice of God. We know that story as a charming, even sentimental story—and it is that—but it’s much more than that. And to see it, we have to get a wider perspective.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 3:3-19
Psalm – Psalm 40:2-10
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 6:13-20
Gospel – John 1:35-42