Parent Teacher Talk

The 2nd Sunday of Ordinary time

January 14, 2024

Gospel of John

Jn 1:35-42

A Reading from the First Book of the Samuel

1 Sm 3:3b-10,19

Samuel is one of the great prophets of the Hebrews. It is he who anointed David as king of Israel. By setting down this beautiful tradition, the author relates Samuel's work and life directly to a call of almighty God. God's word is clear: All of us must be faithful to our call in life, whether it is in married life or celibacy for the sake of God's kingdom.

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and thoro be like him.

in your self-giving. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!

A Reading, From the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor 6:13c-15a,17-20

Notice that in Paul's language "body" stands for the whole person. Paul gives two reasons for a morally responsible life. First, you are members of Christ; in other words, you belong to Christ by faith and baptism and should be faithful to your baptismal commitment. Secondly, you are a temple of the Holy Spirit. Through baptism, the Spirit of God dwells in you. Immoral behavior desecrates the temple of God. These are two important reasons to be faithful to our call as Christians.

In the Gospel of John

Jn 1:35-42

Today's Gospel tells about the Lord's own call/ task in life. John designates him as "the Lamb of God," a sacrificial lamb offered to God--- in contemporary language, "the Man for Others," giving himself to God in his fellow humans. We also learn about the call of the first disciples. This call-vocation is a growing thing. It may be initially just curiosity, a disposition to inquire. "What are you looking for?" "Rabbi, where are you staying?" "Come, and you will see." The first day the disciples stayed with Jesus. Their final decision to leave everything and follow the Lord came later.

God's word to us asks us to question ourselves about our relationship with God. Is it a dynamic one of call and response? Is it and ongoing process? An ever more generous response should be the result of counsel and constant prayer.

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE



1st Communion

2nd Graders get ready!

Your first time for receiving Communion will be here soon.


8th Grade confirmation Class

There will be a class on Sunday January 14th at 11:15am in the Parish Dining Hall. Please bring your Decision Point books with you. Hope to see all of you there.

7th Grade confirmation Class

There will be a Parent only meeting on the 25th of January in the Parish Dining Hall at 6:30pm for the 7th grade confirmation class. We will be talking about what your child will be learning about the sacrament of Confirmation for next year. Hope to see all of you there.

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend.


“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."