MASS READINGS

1 Samuel 3:3-10.19

1 Corinthians 6:13-15. 17-20

John 1:35-42


MASS TIMES

St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church, Mudgee

Saturday Vigil Mass

6:00pm (All Year)

Sunday Mass

9:00am

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Gulgong

Sunday Mass

10:30am

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Rylstone

Sunday Celebration of the Word w/ Holy Communion

11:00am


 

Please be advised that there will be no afternoon Mass on Tuesday's throughout the month of January. Instead, a morning Mass will be held each Tuesday at 9:00am.

REFLECTION

Today we consider the call to discipleship. The readings outline the various stages of this call and provide a sketch of some of the characteristics of each stage: the invitation, the discerning process and the resulting transformation.

The call is an invitation from God. It might come to us as inner sensitivity, a kind of a dream or inspiration. Our interest might be captured by a person or an event that first attracts us and then beckons us to investigate further. It can come in the innocence and naivete of childhood, in the vigour of young adulthood, or in the wisdom of years. It comes when God calls.

The second stage involves discernment. Most of us need help recognising moments of religious importance and so we seek out women and men who are practiced in the ways of God, who can help us test the spirit. They might be recognised religious leaders or prophetic guides, or they could be friends or loved ones who know us well and who are also attuned to the workings of God in their own lives.

Finally, when we respond to the call, we discover that we no longer belong solely to ourselves; as disciples, we belong to the body of Christ. We belong to the reign of God; we are now part of the mission of Christ. As disciples, we are called to proclaim to the world the justice of God. What a glorious honour this is!

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