Readings: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading

First Reading: 1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19

    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 the 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.

Responsorial Psalm

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10

    R. (8a and 9a) 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. (8a and 9a) Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

    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. (8a and 9a) Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

    "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. (8a and 9a) Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

    I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
    I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.
    R. (8a and 9a) Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

Second Reading

Second Reading: 1 Cor 6:13b-15a, 17-20

    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.

Holy Gospel

Gospel Reading: Jn 1:35-42

    John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
    "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
    He is the one of whom I said,
    'A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
    because he existed before me.'
    I did not know him,
    but the reason why I came baptizing with water
    was that he might be made known to Israel."
    John testified further, saying,
    "I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven
    and remain upon him.
    I did not know him,
    but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me,
    'On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain,
    he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'
    Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God."